Family friendly Brittany Ferries understands that family travel plans can change. That’s why they’re offering Free Flexible Ticket Upgrades* for travel between now and 31 October 2023. Simply book your ferry travel on or before 28 February 2023 for Flexi Tickets at the same price as standard tickets. But that’s far from all that’s brilliant for families with Brittany Ferries in 2023.
Brittany Ferries named Best Travel Company for Family Holidays 2022
At the recent British Travel Awards, Brittany Ferries was named Best Travel Company for Family Holidays. A great accolade and one that’s a particular honour, as it was voted for by passengers. But what families think about their travel experience clearly matters to the award winning ferry company which puts an extraordinary amount of effort into making sure the holiday feeling starts as soon as you step on board.
Naturally, sailing itself is great fun for kids, but that doesn’t stop Brittany Ferries going all out on the entertainment front. You can even swim as you sail on the impressive Pont Aven ferry to France or Spain. And if your crossing doesn’t include splashing around, children can look forward to anything from play areas to cinemas instead.
Why families think Brittany Ferries is the best!
- Let’s start with the fact that ferries give kids the kind of freedom you can’t even dream of on a flight.
- Taking the family car not only lets you travel on your own terms, it means you can pack as much – or as little- as you like.
- Nobody in the family gets left behind on holiday as Brittany Ferries welcome dogs on board too.
- Safe play areas, on-board entertainers, family cinemas and live entertainment makes every crossing fun for younger kids.
- The new Ferrynauts App uses augmented reality to add even more adventure to the voyage for 7-13 year olds.
- There’s no risk of bored teens on-board either. Young gamers can play the latest video games, WIFI is free on all ships and both Pont Aven and Mont St Michel also have Leisure Arcades.
- Hangry moments are avoided with children’s menus in all restaurants. Plus special offers on kids’ meals are available on all crossings.
- Changing areas and microwaves on-board every ship make travelling with babies and toddlers easier.
Happy 50th Anniversary to British Travel Awards’ Best Ferry Company
Apart from entertaining kids and getting holidays off to a great start, families simply feel reassured by Brittany Ferries. The company is celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2023 which is a mark of excellence in itself. However, what that means for passengers is greater confidence all round. You just know when you book tickets that you’re in safe hands. If you need help or advice, it’s readily available. Plus, Brittany Ferries always offers value for money, especially at the moment with Free Flexible Ticket Upgrade offers.
Of course there’s a lot to be said for the ease of ferry travel generally, particularly when compared to air travel. There are few parents who don’t dread airports with kids. Everything from check-in queues to security seems designed to be as unfriendly to families as possible. Then there’s the flight itself. Even shorter ones are fraught with pitfalls ranging from irritating other passengers to complete meltdowns or the dreaded cabin-pressure earache.
By comparison, a journey with Brittany Ferries is absolute bliss. Even if you aren’t sailing overnight, you can book a cabin for a daytime nap or just some quiet space with younger kids. Every ship has a choice of accommodation to suit your budget. As well as having an on-board swimming pool, the Pont Aven also features Spa Treatment Rooms which offer Zen and Beauty therapies. Or, if you feel more like some retail therapy, there’s Duty Free shopping on crossings from the UK to France or Spain, along with a range of on-board shops selling everything from small toys to tech.
Where can your Free Flexible Ticket Upgrade take you in 2023?
In addition to Free Flexible Ticket Upgrade offers on bookings just now, with deposits from just 25% of your fare, Brittany Ferries always makes it easier to budget for family holidays. So where would you like to go in 2023?
Next summer’s unforgettable holidays begin in Brittany
You probably guessed that Brittany is the destination for several Brittany Ferries’ crossings.
Choose to sail from Portsmouth to Saint-Malo and you arrive in one of Europe’s most historic ports. Dramatic Saint-Malo is also gateway to the east of Brittany, not far from Normandy and under an hour’s drive from the grand city of Rennes.
Alternatively, drive aboard the ferry at Plymouth and head for Roscoff in Finistère. This charming commune in the west of Brittany is famous for lovely architecture and carries the title Petite Cité de Caractère de Bretagne. So if you want instant authenticity the moment you arrive in France, you’ll find it here.
Sail to Normandy for big beaches and classic seaside resorts
Brittany Ferries sails from both Portsmouth and Poole to Cherbourg in Normandy. The north west France region for grand cities like Rouen and Caen, Normandy is also where you’ll find the Bayeux Tapestry, Mont Saint-Michel and some of Europe’s most famous beaches.
Families of keen cyclists will be pleased to know La Vélomaritime criss-crosses Normandy as well as Brittany. However, if you want to go further afield, Cherbourg is an easy introduction to the rest of Northern France too.
Northern Spain is spectacular or the start of a family road trip
It’s not a secret that the Spanish love the northern part of their country in summer. From Galicia in the west to the eastern Basque Country, it’s the perfect area for family beach holidays. There’s no shortage of cities here either, whether you want the medieval grandeur of Santiago de Compostela or easy charm and amazing food in San Sebastián.
Brittany Ferries sails to Santander or Bilbao from Plymouth and Portsmouth. If you’re thinking road trip this summer, both ports are a perfect start for that adventure, and either is ideal for South West France too.
Book your next family holiday now for Free Flexible Ticket Upgrades
Just a quick reminder that Brittany Ferries are offering Free Flexible Ticket Upgrades* on all routes. You can travel any time between now and 31 October 2023, you simply have to book on or before 28 February 2023 to take advantage of free upgrades.
Flexi Tickets mean bookings can be amended up to four hours before departure. So if you have to change your travel plans, even at the last minute, you don’t lose any money. And don’t forget, you can book Brittany Ferries now for as little as 25% deposit.
Ready to make the journey part of your holiday in 2023? Visit Brittany Ferries to find out more about Free Flexible Ticket Upgrades* or call now on 03301 622 141.
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