Now what they gain on practicality and speed they lose on aesthetics and the Channel Tunnel has certainly taken a lot of the romance out of travelling from the UK to Europe.
But thankfully I’m not alone in being a ferry fan and ferry travel has survived and thrived the sneers of those who said the Channel Tunnel would kill off routes to France and further afield.
Dublin’s ferry city
And much of that has been down to the ease, comfort and family entertainment on board Brittany Ferries’ ships https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk which I know first hand from being shown around their ships in dock in Dublin.
But big softie that I am though I sent another family from the office to Brittany.
To sample their cider, culinary delights, culture and beaches… and everyone who goes raves about St Malo.
Brittany have confirmed that five ships will carry passengers when services resume from next Monday, June 29 with a further three ships reopening to passengers in July.
Mont St Michel, Portsmouth-Caen: 8.30am, June 29, departing Caen. Cap Finistere, Portsmouth-Santander: 0:30, June 29, departing Portsmouth. Armorique, Plymouth-Roscoff: 15:00, June 29, departing Roscoff.