Brittany Ferries to resume Portsmouth services next week

A FERRY company will be restarting its services at the start of next week.
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Brittany Ferries will be running a limited service as of Monday June 29 – with most vessels travelling to Europe from Portsmouth.

Trips to Caen, Santander and Roscoff will be available from Portsmouth International Port, with further routes to St Malo, Cherbourg and Le Havre starting in July.

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Three ships – Etreat, Barfleur and Normandie Express – will not be coming back into operation this summer.

Brittany Ferries' MV Mont Saint Michel. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA WireBrittany Ferries' MV Mont Saint Michel. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
Brittany Ferries' MV Mont Saint Michel. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire
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CEO Christophe Mathieu said: ‘We are very much looking forward to welcoming holiday makers back on board starting on Monday.

‘Operationally, we have put in place everything for a safe return to service and we have practised these measures daily.

‘Our job now is to reassure passengers that ferries are open for business and that travel by sea is the safest way to enjoy an international holiday.’

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Mr Mathieu added that it won’t be ‘quite the same’ experience on board to begin with, due to the social distancing measures in place.

A cabin or reserved seat is compulsory on all sailings, and masks must be worn while boarding, disembarking and in public areas on board.

‘It will still be a relaxing sea bridge to take you to the beautiful destinations you have been dreaming of during lockdown,’ Mr Mathieu promised.

The first ferry to leave Portsmouth on Monday will be Mont St Michel, which is sailing for Caen at 2.45pm on Monday.

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