Brittany Ferries to resume passenger services

Brittany Ferries will resume a limited number of scheduled passenger services this summer after having suspended the same services earlier in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In all, five ships will carry passengers when services resume from Monday, 29 June. A further three ships covering four routes will re-open to serve passengers in July.

However, following careful consideration, Brittany Ferries confirms the decision not to operate the vessels Étretat, Barfleur, and Normandie Express on the Portsmouth-Le Havre, Poole-Cherbourg, and Portsmouth-Cherbourg routes, respectively. This is due to a combination of unpredictable demand on these services and shortage of available cabins, based on ship configuration.

Passenger capacity will be limited on all vessels. Capacity limits will be ship-dependent, and will be reviewed as the summer progresses.

The company maintains that all services connecting France and the UK will be limited to 550 passengers from 29 June. This measure reduces capacity by more than 60 per cent, and will apply until mid-July at the earliest.

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