Setting sail from Portsmouth to Santander from December 2020 we say ‘Hola!’ to a brand new ship, Galicia. With a Spanish theme - a first for Brittany Ferries - Galicia not only offers sumptuous comfort and modern facilities but also remains true to our heritage and values.
Surrounded by water, Galicia is a magical region in the northwest of Spain. Boasting spectacular landscapes and an abundance of art and culture, this stunning area was the inspiration for our new ship’s design. So it’s no surprise that she also takes the name of this beautiful destination!
Galicia is built to impress, a taste of Spain with beautifully-finished interior spaces, cabins and a host of options in which to dine, relax and enjoy the ride. Bienvenido a bordo!
From the beach to the countryside, and into the city, Galicia’s decks will take you on a journey inspired by the region itself. You’ll find light and spacious public areas, modern shopping, plenty of deck space and, of course, a choice of cabins. To indulge you on your journey, Galicia has the biggest bunks within the fleet (topped with our most comfortable mattress), not to mention a TV with free Video On Demand, and Wi-Fi services.
Prepare your tastebuds! Unique to Galicia, we’ll be serving a range of authentic Spanish dishes - including a tantalising selection of tapas in our very own Taberna. Another first for Galicia is our meal-inclusive ticketing; enjoy one breakfast and one dinner, all within your ticket price when travelling to Spain.
Our ships are like art galleries at sea. Continuing with this long-held tradition, Galicia will host beautiful Spanish works inside and out, and more besides. Don’t miss The House of Las Meninas, for example, an exciting digital experience, inspired by one of the world’s most famous and enigmatic paintings.
The first of three ships of a type known as E-Flexer, Galicia continues our drive towards more sustainable transport. Its hull has been crafted to reduce drag and improve efficiency. It’s size means we can take more people and freight while burning less fuel. And single use plastic will be cut to a minimum.
Other innovations include closed-loop scrubbers. These are like giant catalytic convertors on a car, removing the vast majority of sulphur dioxide and soot from exhaust fumes. There’s much more besides, like anti-fouling paint and ultrasonic transducers which reduce marine growth that can slow a ship and increase its fuel consumption.