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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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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.6
  • "Feedback "

    Great trip

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    Reviewed by Francisco Miguel who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Fabulous experience"

    Absolutely loved the ship, had much more on board than we expected! Really enjoyed the experience!

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    Reviewed by Kimberly who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Great Crossing"

    It was like a mini cruise and got our continental holiday off to a super start!

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    Reviewed by Arthur Mark who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Initial bad smell outside cabin"

    Initial bad smell outside cabin

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    Reviewed by Lindsay who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Ferry trip. 2022"

    Great 

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    Reviewed by Philip who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "cork to roscoff"

    excellent vessel

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    Reviewed by Petros who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Excellent "

    I enjoyed it with my family it was a great experience.

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    Reviewed by Hawraman who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Motorcycle tour"

    The whole experience was good however offloading the motorcycle was very cumbersome as we left in the hull for over an hour

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    Reviewed by Keith who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Difficulties to amend booking"

    The ship was great. We really enjoyed the trip and everything went smoothly. But next time I will not go through direct ferries anymore. I only accidentally booked with them because I happened to click on their advertisement on Google. I meant to book a refundable ticket but that got lost in the process. The ticket I booked was amendable. When I actually had to amend the date of my trip my first request was closed automatically by direct ferries. I created another request and ended up exchanging a lot of emails with direct ferries. Every single one came from a different member of the staff and often the contradicted each other. Time passed and the new ticket became more and more expensive. Even more expensive than on the website of the ferry operator. In the end I was so frustrated that I stopped the process and ended up using the original booking.

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    Reviewed by Verena who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Foot passenger on the ferry: quite the adventure"

    Staff was ever so friendly, ship facilities all good (clean and in working order), I loved the experience of being on a boat and staring out over the ocean. The non-cabin sleeping option is really very uncomfortable though. I had expected the chair to be more horizontal and also have a footrest, it did not. A few smart people brought their sleeping bags and camped out on the floor. It really is too bad there are no single person cabins or bunkbeds available at a friendly price for a traveler on foot.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Cork to Roscoff"

    Very good trip. Fortunately the ferry had an upgrade cabin available when we boarded, as Direct Ferries had failed to get an upgrade confirmed despite having a week in which to do so. I just hope they don't debit my card as I had to pay directly on board, and at a higher price.

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    Reviewed by Peter Terrell who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Excellent food and shops"

    The whole experience was great - the restaurant and shop were surprisingly good and reasonably priced and the ship clean and staff well trained The only downsides were the very uncomfortable mattress and super expensive wifi which disappeared suspiciously quickly I bought a 1GB package for £21 as I had to do several things for work and it lasted about half an hour of messages and surfing. I would definitely never repeat that experience again..

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    Reviewed by Claudia who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Still no vegan milks for coffee/capuccino"

    I've raised this so many times, but sadly ferry companies still seem to be unable to offer vegan milks (or many vegan snacks/dishes generally). Why is that?

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    Reviewed by Andrea who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Great crossing "

    Being a novice ferry crossing person I was very impressed with the smooth efficient service from dockside to on board All done with friendly smiling faces Great from start to finish will be back for more of the same Well done

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Pillows"

    Smart clean ship good facilities but uncomfortable pillows and bunks not great comfort for senior citizens !!

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    Reviewed by Gillian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Excellent service"

    Excellent service. Text messages to remind us of the ferry time and date also text if there is a delay. Very good communication. The ferries are very clean and the staff are helpful and polite. These are the reason we continue to book with this company.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Travel feedback"

    Thank's so much to teams on the boat, I travelled with my dog and everything was good, Thank you

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    Reviewed by Anne-claire who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Direct or not."

    Beware do not book with direct ferries, was turned away when I paid in full, 2 hours early as I did not book with Brittany ferries direct. My return ferry with p and o excellent. Would recommend staff great.

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    Reviewed by Gareth who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "Brian"

    I find that you are still having problems with your WiFi system, I must login every five minutes to keep being connected. Please, please, although it is trivial, but please ask you're chefs to put lemon wedge's with your smoked salmon, had to wait 15 minutes for, while my coffee was getting cold on this and previous times. But the Pont Avon is still the best restaurant as I have been on all.

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    Reviewed by Brian Kirkaldy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Pont Aven

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  • "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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