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Cap Finistère

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Bilbao Portsmouth & Portsmouth Santander routes

The latest addition to the Brittany Ferries fleet, Cap Finistère feels like a "boutique hotel". It has an intimate, less formal ambience than the their flag ship Pont-Aven, whilst retaining a sense of space and comfort. Having had over $15 million spent on this vessel recently, it now provides an extremely comfortable experience. Onboard there are relaxed dining areas, outdoor decks and cafés, degustation sessions with experts, even make-overs and massage sessions: All with the usual superlative Brittany Ferries service.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

Cap Finistère features numerous cabins, all of which are en-suite and air conditioned. There are also a number of cabins adapted for disabled passengers.

Soap and shower gel are also provided in case you want to freshen up and you'll also find at least 1 plug socket to use or to charge any electrical appliances that you may have.

Seats cannot be pre-booked on this ship.

Onboard Food and Drink

With its intimate atmosphere, Cap Finistère's main restaurant, Le Café du Port has seating which runs either side of the ship. Diners can choose from two to four courses all served at your table and all at great value prices. To accompany your meal, there’s a superb choice of great value French wines - simply ask your waiter or waitress for any suggestions.

Located on the outside top deck, next to the pool, the Blue Marine café offers a selection of self-service snacks, including pizzas, pasta, burgers and salads. Due to its location, this café may be closed during bad weather and during low season.

Located near the main restaurant, Le Petit Marché is ideal for passengers wishing to have a snack rather than a full meal and offers a range of sandwiches, snacks and cakes, plus some healthy options.

Situated at the back of the ship, the main lounge bar ‘Planets Bar’ serves everything from the finest French wines to cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks.

With a mezzanine-style seating area reached by a sweeping staircase, the bar offers a real cruise ship feel with plenty of space to get together with friends, or simply find a quiet spot by the window.

Located outside at the back of the ship on the top deck next to the sun deck, the Cap Finistère's unique Belle View Bar offers passengers a perfect setting to relax and watch the world go by. Due to its location, this bar may be closed during bad weather and during low season.

Onboard Shopping

Boutiques can be found on deck 7 and feature a fine range of spirits, wine, tobacco, perfumes & cosmetics, leather goods, confectionery, toys, fashion, decoration, souvenirs, newspapers, games, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery. Purchases made on board may be paid for in Euros or Sterling. Payment can be made in cash, by credit or debit card. Prices are shown in both currencies and you can combine different payment methods.

Additional Onboard Facilities

The magnificent outdoor pool area offers guests the perfect opportunity to unwind. Relax on a sun chair, sip a drink from the bar, or take a dip in the pool that offers great sea-views.

Cap Finistère features plenty of deck space so you can stretch your legs and and enjoy a calm spot to relax, while enjoying the sea air and incredible views, particularly when entering or leaving the port. Recently introduced on Cap Finistère is a dog exercise area located on deck 10.

'Wi-Fi time' can be purchased from the information desk. There is a cinema onboard where you can catch some of the latest films. There is also a cash machine dispensing euros, and a baggage room to store your luggage.

Travelling with Children

Young children can enjoy fun and games in the playroom on deck 10.

Accessibility

There are specially adapted cabins for disabled passenger use, there are disabled toilets throughout and all decks are accessible by elevators.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Cap Finistère guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Cap Finistère Reviews

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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • "Last ship to spain "

    Perfect trip

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    Reviewed by Joshua who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Pleasure"

    A Nice way to travel across the Chanel

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  • "Great Trip! "

    Enjoyed our trip across to Spain. Relaxing start to the holiday.

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    Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Awesome"

    Very good crossing sea was calm staff very pleasant

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    Reviewed by Kevin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "very good crossing despite a bit of heavy sea"

    I have done this trip 4 times and it is always good. Getting on an off is very straightforward and well coordinated. Cabins are good with comfortable beds and the shower albeit small is better than some hotels! Bars and food offerings is good , restaurant food is of a high standard. The ship is clean , although now looking slightly old. There was a heavy sea crossing the Bay of Biscay but no problem . Overall a good experience. Crew are always happy and quick to help , customer service I have always found to be excellent.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Bilbao to Portsmouth on Cap Finistere"

    The most striking thing is how charming the crewe were ..... extremely charming .... all of them .... and at all times. Overall a nice boat with convivial furnishings and pleasant bars. Pleasant shop and restaurant and shop. Cabins are quite small but very clean and the beds are extremely comfortable. Our cabin was an external one so really appreciated the light and views of the sea. Cafe is good .... partially open to the elements so good in bot weather.

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    Reviewed by Julian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Excellent service marred by silly detail"

    It was a good trip. Thank you. Two minor criticisms. 1. One of the restaurant staff was having a ‘bad hair day’ and was abrupt, noisy (on purpose) and ratty - at lunch on 20th. Other staff were delightful. She was a bit older.2. The room card needed changing. Very frustrating to be refused entry to one’s own room. Response from staff: « It’s the system «  « We have no power: you have the power » - I doubt it somehow! And, « Oh it often happens »!

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    Reviewed by Christopher who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "A tale of two trips."

    Out bound trip was perfect - left on time, smooth crossing and generally everything went well. However, the return trip was a bit more of an adventure - we loaded late, the Biscay was in a bad mood and my Black Beef Burger wasn't great (too much French mustard). But we made up a bit of time and got in about 00.30.

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    Reviewed by George who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Great service by Brittany Ferries but book direct with them, it's no cheaper and you have more choic"

    The whole process of booking the cruise through to the end was seamless. The ship was clean, a great cabin and the staff very courteous. The only drawback was a flat tyre when we returned to our car and this was down to a screw in the tyre - beware of the surroundings (we had only driven 800 yards from our hotel), but had an electric pump which allowed us to limp home.

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    Reviewed by Russell who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Comfortable journeys "

    The ferry to Santander was economy so not much entertainment. I liked the reading lounge and luckily weather was great so it was nice to relax in the sunshine. The food was pricey and mediocre. The return ferry was much better. There was small outdoor swimming pool, cinema, entertainment in the form or bingo, quiz and talks. Wider range of food. Overall better experience despite the grey cloudy weather.

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    Reviewed by Anjali who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Trip Back To The UK"

    A great experience from start to finish, nice friendly staff clean cabin nice food on board and very smooth loading and unloading on and off the boat.

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    Reviewed by Robin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Easy way to travel"

    It was our first time travelling by ferry - but it was very easy to board and disembark. There were activities for children. We only ate at the cafe but the food was excellent. The menus looked good in the main restaurant but remember to book a table. The bunks were clean and comfortable. Overall it made a lovely change from airports and flying! We would definitely do this again. We can think of nothing that we didn't enjoy.

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    Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Superb Service"

    Everything about both journeys was very good. In particular the food in the restuarant was superb as was the service.

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  • " Excellent ferry"

    Most enjoyable 24hour crossing, cabin very clean and comfortable Restaurant food excellent quality and reasonable prices, the journey was helped by the calmest seas I’ve ever seen, felt like the ship was not moving 😊

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    Reviewed by Alan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Very nice experience on Cap Finistère !"

    Very comfortable ship, with super-courteous and efficient staff. Nice amenities and tasty food. One of the nicest experiences on sea !

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    Reviewed by Gaël who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Outward journey not happy return journey perfect. "

    Booked a disabled cabin which turned out to be totally unsuitable. Emailed to ask for a more accessible cabin for return journey, was told ship was full so couldn't help. Then phoned and spoke to Sue who gave us a great cabin on deck 8 which was perfect. Ship was not full so the lady who replied to our email Was telly porkies.

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    Reviewed by Ian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Portsmouth to Bilbao"

    We found this a great relaxing way to get to Spain in our motorhome. It worked out about £150 more each way than driving ,when you’d taken fuel into account ! No wear and tear or miles on our vehicle . We found the food on board to be on the expensive side as with most captive audiences ! But would definitely do it again. Be ware of the phone charges, as your mobile connects to the ships satellite system and costs are very high ,we were charged £25 between us for literally just having it turned on !!!!!!

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    Reviewed by Colin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "An alternative gateway to south west france"

    We wanted a relaxing route to France which allowed us time to unwind so a ferty-cum-cruise on the Cap Finisterre was potentially perfect. It proved to be just that. The cabin was clean and sufficiently large though next time I'd pay more to have a sea view. Meals cost extra, which as seasoned 'cruisers' we found odd (why not do all-in deal?). Staff were very helpful. Video lounge had good choice of films, though best one meant we'd have missed dinner if had chosen it.. Restaurant was too good to do that! Any gripe? Poor information re disembarking and difficult to hear Tannoy.

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Comfortable and Convenient"

    The Cap Finistere is a comfortable ferry, the cabins are small but adequate with hanging space, two beds which are comfortable and a bathroom. They are fine for us as it's only for sleeping. The shower is good. The boat has space to wander around, plenty of seating areas inside and out. Entertainment is varied and the bar area good. We have never eaten in the main restaurant however, as we have not liked the menus on each occasion but have eaten in the other two and they are good. It's a great trip, we've been lucky with the weather every time, fast, convenient and comfortable. The ferry left Portsmouth late but we arrived on time in Bilbao. Getting on and off the ferry is efficient.

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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  • "Facilities on boat are adequate "

    Directional signing to Bilbao ferry is appalling.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Cap Finistère

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