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Pont Aven

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Cork Roscoff, Plymouth Roscoff & Plymouth Santander routes

Pont-Aven is Brittany Ferries' flagship and possibly the most luxurious ferry currently in operation. The ship itself boasts stunning features, including a superb pool and leisure area, a wrap around promenade for pleasant deck strolls, and a dramatic five deck high atrium with panoramic views from the lifts. Pont Aven of course also meets all of Brittany Ferries' high standards in dining and facilities, with an a la carte restaurant, cocktail piano bar and 2-storey lounge bar and entertainment area.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

The Pont Aven boasts superb onboard cabin accommodation setting new standards in comfort and style. All 650 cabins have air-conditioning with individual temperature control, en-suite bathrooms, comfortable seating and a radio.

The ship also features around 50 reclining seats and for added comfort you can purchase a sleep pack with blanket, sleep mask, ear plugs, and a shower pack with soap and shampoo gel plus disposable towel.

Onboard Food and Drink

Pont-Aven offers all the dining options you would expect on a cruise ship, from the à la carte Flora Restaurant to the self-service restaurants, La Belle Angèle and Le Café du Festival, with food freshly prepared by our skilled French chefs.

Pont Aven's main lounge bar ‘Le Grand Pavois’ serves a range of cocktails as well as beers and wines, hot and cold drinks plus snacks. With seating on two decks joined by a large sweeping staircase, the bar area has a real cruise ship feel. It is also the focal point for entertainment provided by magicians, singers and bands and there are a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates to ensure that you never get bored.

This stylish cocktail bar, adjacent to Le Flora Restaurant ‘Le Fastnet’, is the perfect place for an aperitif or a post-dinner digestif and the relaxed mood is enhanced by the pianist.

During the summer season and on busy off-season crossings you can enjoy Pont Aven's pool and leisure area bar ‘Les Finistères’ which serves wines, beers and soft drinks.

Onboard Shopping

Pont Aven boutiques are on decks 6 and 7 and offer 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

In addition to the Cinema's, bureau de change, casino (slot machines) and live entertainment, there is a magnificent indoor pool area which offers guests the chance to unwind, relax on a sun chair, sip a drink at the bar, or take a dip in the pool with its great sea-views.

For a stroll, the Promenade allows you to walk all around the ship, while the ship's top deck offers a calm spot to relax, while enjoying the sea air and incredible views, particularly when entering or leaving the port.

Pont Aven features a number of lounges onboard where you can relax including a reclining seat lounge (for those that aren't travelling with a cabin), Commodore lounge (an exclusive room for suite passengers, and includes access to two side patio areas) and a spacious lounge on the mezzanine level of the main bar with comfortable lounge chairs and sofas.

You can also take a free audio guided 21 stage tour explaining the decoration and art works aboard the ship.

Travelling with Children

Young children can enjoy fun and games in the playroom and the games room will keep teenagers entertained throughout the trip. Highlights include the latest video games and an air hockey table.

Accessibility

There are a number of cabins adapted for disabled passengers and all decks are accessible by elevator.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Pont Aven 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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Pont Aven Reviews

4.4
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99% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Punctuality:4.5
  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "First timer on Ferry"

    I really wasn't sure what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised with all the facilities and great customer service on the ship. There was plenty of entertainment for the kids including free face painting and great magic shows. Didn't try the food but it all looked fantastic and very reasonable prices. would be very happy to travel with Brittany Ferries again.

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    Reviewed by Jane who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A pleasant experience"

    Sip fine - run by the French so the food may have been better than usual. It was fine though we did not use the restaurant. The cafeteria was fine.

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    Reviewed by Averil who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Pont_Aven"

    The journey on the ferry itself is always first class but the waiting time in an overcrowded terminal without any tea/coffee facilities is not up to the same standard especially when boarding time is delayed.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Plymouth-Santander "

    Excellent recommend, cabin you get of refreshed good value

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    Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Recent trip."

    Excelent throughout.

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Ferry "

    Armorique and Port Aven , both pleasant trips, Staff and services was good on both ,

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    Reviewed by Stewart & Ally who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Excellent voyage "

    Travelling with friends on a biking trip, rooms were a bit small but managed to have a good nights sleep. Restaurant breakfast was lovely and well worth paying a little extra.

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    Reviewed by Keith who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A very pleasant Sail"

    We sailed out on the Baie de Seine which although Economy was very nice and the food was excellent. Our return journey was on the Pont Aven and the sail was great , food very good, lots more to do on this ship .

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    Reviewed by Bernie who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A game of 2 halves"

    I always look forward to travelling with Brittany Ferries. Wonderful staff, good vessels, comfortable lounges, cosy cabins and their piece de resistance, the food in their restaurant. On the outward journey (Tue 11/09 - 17.00 Portsmouth to Santander), they excelled even by their high standards. All 3 courses were just stunning (as was the presentation of the food) and you would be hard pushed to be served better food in a Michelin-starred restaurant. Along with very good, sensibly priced wines, it was a memorable dining experience. Jump forward to the return journey (Mon 24/09 - 15.15) and all was good until the restaurant experience. The ship had been delayed (I don't know why) and you could sense as soon as you walked into the restaurant, everything was a little more frenetic with staff rushing around. Customers complaining about the service delays, staff dropping plates of food. They forgot to put the crab on my wife’s crab starter, her main course of duck was inedible so tough was the meat, my risotto was bland to the point of being tasteless. We couldn’t quite believe we were eating in the same restaurant as 2 weeks earlier. Not sure why things had gone so badly wrong but so so disappointing. Let’s hope they get things sorted.

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    Reviewed by Frank who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Ferry trip to North Spain"

    A great sail with excellent facilities

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    Reviewed by Joanne who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Homeward bound"

    The ship was great, best ferry I have travelled on, and there have been a few. The ferry left nearly an hour late, but made up time on the crossing. Regular updates were given over tannoy system. Only half HR by time we docked. Kids LOVED the pool. Ferry was really spacious. Considering the number of passengers on board it didn't feel cramped. Singer in the entertainment lounge couldn't sing!

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    Reviewed by Jon Dylan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "A lovely relaxing crossing "

    This is such a nice way to travel. Easy check in, lovely friendly staff on board, clean cabin, and then go to sleep and you’re in Spain. I would much prefer to take the ferry rather than fly any time.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Excellent Voyage "

    Well organised vehicle loading. Cabin was first class. Food was an example to other ferry operators for quality and price. Crew and staff very helpful and pleasant. Facilities and shops very good for an overnight trip.

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    Reviewed by Colin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Direct Ferries and Brittany Ferries"

    Direct Ferries make it so easy to book and the Brittany Ferries ship between Plymouth and Santander is just great. Well maintained, clean and the food is excellent. Highly recommend.

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    Reviewed by Johnp who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "a travelling H. O G. "

    Boarding. Was straight forward and easy ,,the cabin was clean and comfortable , the staff on board were friendly and helpful , there was some very attractive french ladies working in the restaurants ,,viva france ! A good selection of food and choice ! Will travel again !

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "a travelling H. O G. "

    Boarding. Was straight forward and easy ,,the cabin was clean and comfortable , the staff on board were friendly and helpful , there was some very attractive french ladies working in the restaurants ,,viva france ! A good selection of food and choice ! Will travel again !

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  • "Plymouth Roscoff on Britany Ferries"

    Fantastic ship and felt I was on a cruise rather than a crossing. I have used Brittany ferries on many occasion and really like the boats; well maintained, comfortable. I would not hesitate to recommend Brittany ferries as their service is always above expectations.

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    Reviewed by Georges who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Plymouth - Roscoff"

    An excellent journey at a good price. Our cabin was very comfortable, the ferry had excellent facilities including a swimming pool!... unfortunately this was out of use as we had an overnight sailing. The food was overpriced so we didn't have a meal. Would definitely use this company again.

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    Reviewed by Chris who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "The way to Spain and how to start your holiday!"

    This was my first ferry trip to Spain, I am fortunate enough to be able to spend several weeks away this winter and sadly not wealthy enough to hire a car for that long so decided to take my own. What great idea, the additional insurance costs and roadside assistance upgrade were very inexpensive and the ferry cost not much more than the flight costs. The Brittany ferry Pont Aven was a treat to be on. Every member of staff I dealt with was pleasant and helpful nothing seemed too much bother and they seemed happy to be there which was infectious. Spotlessly clean it had an excellent restaurant and we enjoyed a fine dinner in the evening. The piano bar was really relaxing and the pianist very good indeed. Sailing out of Plymouth in the sunshine did make me wonder why I was going at all but waking up and going on deck after a good breakfast answered my question as sailing into Santander with sun and warmth was even better! The cabin was small but had everything you needed for a good nights' sleep. I don't think I'll travel to Spain any other way from now on except perhaps going from Portsmouth and shortening my journey in England.

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    Reviewed by John Flynn who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Excellent voyage "

    Really pleased with the overnight accommodation and efficiency of getting on and off the boat. Staff were really friendly too.

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    Reviewed by Kieran who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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