Southwest residents can now enjoy a relaxing new Devon to Brittany ferry option thanks to a new weekly overnight sailing from Plymouth to Roscoff.
Operated by Brittany Ferries' 40,000 tonne flagship Pont-Aven, the service combines a luxurious cruise ambience with an extended 10-hour crossing, giving plenty of time to relax, unwind and sleep on board. And Brittany Ferries have also put together a range of special short-break hotel offers making this an ideal opportunity to enjoy a long weekend getaway across the Channel.
The new sailing departs Plymouth each Thursday at the civilised time of 8.45pm giving passengers plenty of time to stroll on deck and take in the views as the ship slides out of Plymouth Sound and into the English Channel. Pont-Aven offers passengers a true overnight cruise experience with 140 skilled crewmembers providing authentic French hospitality, cuisine and service.
Onboard dining options include an elegant restaurant serving refined and innovative French specialities as well as lavish buffet counters for starters, desserts and cheeses. Other facilities include a self-service restaurant, boutique, two bars and a café serving freshly baked pastries.
After a relaxing night in an en suite cabin, passengers disembark the ship in Roscoff at the civilised hour of 08.00am - in perfect time for the day's sightseeing or shopping.
And passengers wishing to spend a long weekend in Brittany can currently take advantage of a range of money saving special offers including:
3-night Cruise and Stay package in Roscoff from £99 per person A perfect opportunity to discover this pretty fishing port, with a stay at the town's Hotel la Résidence or Hotel Armen le Triton, both of which are ideally located close to the fishing harbour, beach and good restaurants.
Gourmet cruise to Roscoff from £94 per person A mouth-watering minicruise with 4-course meal and continental breakfast onboard, plus a full day in the Roscoff with a gourmet French lunch included.
3-night break to Quimper from £128 per person Towns don't come much more Breton than Quimper, with its captivating regional verve, cathedral, atmospheric old quarter and museums. This package includes an overnight cruise on Pont-Aven plus a 2-night stay at the Hotel Escale Oceania.
3-night getaways to France from £119 per person A 2-night stay in one of Brittany Ferries' special selection of Logis de France hotels. These are small family-run establishments, renowned for their friendly welcome, and fine restaurants making them ideal for a gourmet getaway.
3-night golf break from £189 per person Golfers haven't been forgotten and this break includes two rounds at the Golf de St Samson, a beautiful course surrounded by pine forest and moorland - plus two nights' B&B at Trégastel.
Released 18 April 2012