The only way is Devon (to get to France for Feb half term)

25th January 2024

  • Ferry services to Brittany return to Plymouth in time for February half term
  • Plymouth is set to receive a significant boost from Brittany Ferries, starting February 9th and covering the forthcoming half-term holiday.

Ferry sailings to Brittany from Millbay are back – and much earlier in the season than usual.

Ships will leave Plymouth five nights a week bound for Roscoff. Afternoon voyages will bring visitors back from the scenic Breton town.

The move is a departure from previous years where those seeking a half-term break have been forced to drive east for a departure leaving Portsmouth. But this year the only way to get to Brittany for a half-term break is via the south-west.

Armorique is the cruise-ferry that will serve the route. She’s well known to residents of Millbay and to regular travellers. Launched in 2009, Armorique is a well-appointed vessel that has served the southwest every year since.

Armorique accommodates up to 1,500 passengers with a choice of 247 cabins – all of which are en-suite and air conditioned – plus a number of reserved lounge seats spread out throughout the ship. Cabins adapted for disabled passengers and pet-friendly cabins ensure everyone is welcome and accommodated on board.

Armorique’s half-term schedule:

PLYMOUTH/ROSCOFF Feb half term timetable – ARMORIQUE
Depart Plymouth Arrive Roscoff
Friday 9th Feb 2200 0800 next day
Saturday 10th Feb 2200 0800 next day
Sunday 11th Feb 2200 0800 next day
Monday 12th Feb 2200 0800 next day
Tuesday 13th Feb
Wednesday 14th Feb
Thursday 15th Feb 2200 0800 next day
Friday 16th Feb 2200 0800 next day
Saturday 17th Feb 2200 0800 next day
Sunday 18th Feb 2200 0800 next day
Depart Roscoff Arrive Plymouth
Friday 9th Feb 1500 2010
Saturday 10th Feb 1500 2010
Sunday 11th Feb 1530 2010
Monday 12th Feb 1615 2045
Tuesday 13th Feb
Wednesday 14th Feb
Thursday 15th Feb 1500 2010
Friday 16th Feb 1500 2010
Saturday 17th Feb 1500 2010
Sunday 18th Feb 1500 2010


In March, Armorique will be joined by Pont-Aven. Brittany Ferries’ flagship will re-connect Plymouth with Spain. Departures will take place twice a week and passengers will once more look forward to one of the most spectacular arrivals in Europe. Snow-covered Picos de Europa mountains provide the frame for sweeping golden beaches and coves of Santander where swimmers wave to passengers as the ferry glides into port.

Plymouth holds a special place in Brittany Ferries’ heart, being the first destination the company sailed to when it launched in 1973. This makes Plymouth-Roscoff Brittany Ferries’ heritage route and it remains pivotal to company strategy today.

Holiday makers can save 30% on their ferry fare if they combine travel with Brittany Ferries award winning holiday accommodation throughout 2024. The company offers a fully-bespoke sail-and-stay booking experience via its Plymouth-based call centre on: 0330 159 7000