Bretagne, the first vessel to offer luxury cruise-style services from England to France, is often attributed as being the game-changer for cross-channel ferries.
Owned by Brittany Ferries, this 24,000-tonne ship was built in 1989, and it’s now making its grand return to Plymouth before spending four weeks cruising between Devon and the Breton ports of Roscoff and St Malo.
Originally, this ship was built to front a campaign promoting ferry crossings between Britain, France and Spain. Its return is perhaps a push to reignite this campaign, serving as a reminder of the benefits of travelling by ferry.
Clearly, price is a huge factor, and ferries are undeniably a cheaper travel option than catching a plane or taking the train. The infographic below by Brittany Ferries shows the other differences between flying and floating across the Channel.