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Old 16-01-2018, 20:29
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Default Ferry from Ireland to Spain with pet-friendly cabins


Brittany Ferries has announced what it says is the first ever direct ferry link between Ireland and Spain, with tickets for sale by the end of January.

The company will operate two direct return sailings weekly from Cork to Santander in Northern Spain, it says, from the end of April to November of this year.


120 cabins on the ship will feature beds for up to four passengers, and some will be pet-friendly.
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Old 11-12-2018, 10:15
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Brittany Ferries is to offer its first year-round ferry service from Ireland - a continuation of its Cork to Santander route through winter.

The route launched this May, becoming Ireland's first ever direct service to Spain, and the extension is designed to facilitate freight traffic, the company says.

Foot or bicycle passengers are not permitted on board, but there is room on the 'Connemara' (above) for up to 500 passengers travelling in 195 cars.

Crossings take 26 hours or 32.5 hours, depending on the sailings, with prices from €189 for a car with four adult passengers, each-way.

Cabins cost from €109, and there is limited reserved seating.

The service departs Cork on Mondays and Fridays at 23.30pm - a timing based on feedback from hauliers, who favour late arrivals and early starts (it arrives into Santander at 08.00am), Brittany says.

The ferry offers "a comfortable, no-frills service with a distinctly Spanish theme" based on the company's économie model run between the UK, France and Spain, it adds.

The 'Connemara' has a small shop, café-bar and passenger lounges.


The winter service will continue until March 1, 2019, with the exception of Christmas and New Year weeks.
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If it is "based on the company's économie model run between the UK, France and Spain" then from our experience of that route, it will be a winner!

Winter Bay of Biscay weather notwithstanding

Marine Traffic has photos of Connemara, ex BORJA of Baleŕria Ferries, rolling about leaving Santander.

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Originally Posted by clinkham View Post

Winter Bay of Biscay weather notwithstanding
Having done the Portsmouth to Santander crossing in June and the return journey in July for the past 5 years, we've thankfully been very lucky and not had a rough crossing through the Bay of Biscay. But it always feels quite eery up on deck at night and even in July very chilly. Not sure I'd fancy a winter crossing 😱
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