Brittany Ferries crews will ‘take one for the team’ this Sunday

13th July 2018

13 July 2018

Brittany Ferries crews will ‘take one for the team’ this Sunday

Spare a thought for all-French crews working on Brittany Ferries’ ships this Sunday. Around 1,000 will be on-board, delivering regular services between the UK, France and Spain as the world cup final takes place.

The safety, security and well-being of passengers will be their first priority of course. And they will be looking after around 6,150 mainly-English passengers, many of whom will be watching the match on screens throughout the fleet wondering what might have been.

“I hope our English customers will forgive a barman if he takes his eyes off the pump to catch a glimpse of an Mbappé run towards goal,” said Christophe Mathieu, Brittany Ferries (French) CEO. “But also please spare a thought for colleagues who work in other parts of the ship: on the bridge, in our shops, engine rooms and other departments. They will be taking one for the team this Sunday, for sure.”

Brittany Ferries is the largest employer of sailors in France and crews on services between the UK, France and Spain are all-French. Conversely around 85 percent of passengers who travel on Brittany Ferries’ eleven routes are British.

Here is the list of ships, routes and total passengers who will be travelling during the world cup final on Sunday.

Ship Route Departure-Arrival time: Passengers
Armorique Roscoff – Plymouth 1320 – 2110                 551
Barfleur Cherbourg – Poole 1830 – 2245                 412
Baie de Seine Santander – Portsmouth 1715 – 2145 (will just be leaving Spain)                 369
Bretagne St Malo – Portsmouth 1030 – 1920                 683
Cap Finistère Santander – Portsmouth arriving in Portsmouth at 2045                 599
Etretat Le Havre – Portsmouth 1700 – 2230                 311
Mont St Michel Caen – Portsmouth 1630 – 2215                 765
Normandie Portsmouth – Caen 1545 – 2130                 510
Normandie Express Cherbourg – Portsmouth 1700 – 2000                 648
Pont Aven Plymouth – Santander 1645 – 1215 (will have just set off)             1,303