Cap Finistère is acquired from Greek Operator Superfast Ferries, for services to Spain.
Brittany Ferries' Spanish services are expanded with the addition of a route from Portsmouth to Bilbao.
Brittany Ferries marks its 40th anniversary whilst sailing to France and Spain from the United Kingdom with eight different vessels (including the returning Barfleur to operate once again between Poole and Cherbourg).
We were named 'Best Small Tour Operator to Western Europe' and 'Best Small Camping and Mobile Tour Operator' in the British Travel Awards and 'Best Ferry Operator' in the prestigious Telegraph Travel Awards 2013. In May, Normandie Express inaugurated a new route from Portsmouth to the Norman port of Le Havre - the furthest east the company has ever operated.
A new 'no-frills' service is launched on the Portsmouth-Le Havre and Portsmouth-Santander routes, using a newly acquired freight and passenger vessel, Etretat.
In June, Brittany Ferries had the honour of transporting around 500 D-Day veterans as they returned to Normandy to take part in the commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Brittany Ferries embarks on an ambitious £60 million investment programme to fit scrubbers to ships to remove sulphur dioxide from exhaust gases.
Exhaust gas cleaning systems ("scrubbers") fitted to 3 cruise-ferries at a cost of £30 million. Baie de Seine joined the fleet to provide additional économie (no frills service) capacity to Le Havre and Bilbao.
Brittany Ferries celebrates 30 years of operations between Portsmouth and Caen, its most popular route. As a consequence of growing demand, the freight-only vessel, Pelican, is chartered to operate services from Poole to Bilbao.
In 2016, the company completes its £65 million investment in emission-reducing scrubber technology, with new funnel systems installed on Mont St Michel, Pont-Aven and Armorique.
The company confirms the order for a new cruise ferry for the Portsmouth to Caen route. Powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), she will be named Honfleur and promises to be the most environmentally friendly vessel regularly crossing the English Channel. Production begins in February 2018 at the Flensburg shipyard in Germany with delivery scheduled for June 2019.
In January, we launched the first-ever direct ferry route between Ireland and Spain with sailings from Cork to Santander. We charter Connemara to sail the new route and to provide extra capacity on our Cork to Roscoff route. In April, we celebrate 40 years of Brittany Ferries sailings to Spain.
In the middle of the year, we announced the charter of two new E-Flexer ships from Stena RoRo, to be built at the AVIC International Weihai shipyard in China. These will be called Galicia, due in 2021, and the LNG-powered Salamanca, due in 2022.
In November we launched our fresh new blue, orange and green logo as part of our rebranding. The new visual identity for the brand comes as part of a multi-million euro investment to make Brittany Ferries fit for the future, which also includes brand new ships and a wide-ranging digital transformation programme.
In March we chartered another LNG-powered ship from Stena RoRo, a third E-Flexer to be built at the AVIC International Weihai shipyard in China. It will be our fourth ship post-Brexit as we continue to renew and modernise our fleet.