Bretagne has been a familiar sight in Portsmouth for over 25 years, and this weekend she is celebrating her 30th birthday.
She was the first fully commissioned cruise-ship for Brittany Ferries and a great achievement for a company that was relatively new. Since being launched from the Chantiers de L’Atlantique in St Nazaire, she has become a moving tribute to the hard work and determination of the Breton farming cooperative that started the company, bearing the same name as the region in wh
Truckline was formed in 1972 as a freight-only operation between Poole and Cherbourg, with the first sailing on 29 June 1973. During 1985 Brittany Ferries purchased Truckline and a summer-only passenger service began the following year, still operated as Truckline Ferries. By 1989 two freight ships Coutances and Purbeck as well as the passenger ferries Trégastel and Corbière were on this route. As Poole-Cherbourg had substantially grown in popularity, it was decided to replace the ageing Trégast
The King of Scandinavia entered service with DFDS Seaways on the 12th March 2006, operating between Newcastle and Amsterdam (Ijmuiden). The arrival of the King of Scandinavia increased the total capacity on the route from 2,758 passengers and 780 cars to 3,691 passengers and 960 cars, operating in tandem with the Queen of Scandinavia. Four months after her introduction as the King of Scandinavia bfenthusiasts.com took a behind the scenes look as to how the former Brittany Ferries flagship is far
Brittany Ferries began their journey into the world of art in 1986 when they sought works for their new flagship, the Duc de Normandie. The Duc de Normandie was the first vessel that Brittany Ferries had sought to form its own identity, and with the help of Architectes Ingenierus Associes (AIA) they set the foundation for the design and decoration of all of their future ships.
The mv Bretagne was, the first custom build. Alexander Goudie was entrusted with the daunting task of decorating th
In June 2001 Brittany Ferries announced that they had placed an order with the Van der Giessen shipyard in Rotterdam for the construction of a new 36,000 GT super ferry to operate on the Portsmouth - Caen route from 2003. This new ferry would become the largest ferry in the fleet and would operate alongside the Normandie, which was introduced in 1992, increasing capacity on the route by almost 60%. Upon its introduction the Duc de Normandie would be transferred to the Plymouth - Roscoff route an