Sailing to Saint Malo with Brittany Ferries

When it comes to travelling, some ways are more obvious than others.

For most people, travelling = plane. End of the story. And then we all complain about the crazy prices, the long queues at security, the lack of legroom, the dehydrated skin syndrom and the horrendous airplane food.

But you know what? There is a better way!

If you’re travelling to France or Spain, that is.

Let me introduce Brittany Ferries.

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And zero crazy security queues in sight!

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And before we knew it, we were boarding the Bretagne!

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On board, you’ll find all sorts of entertainment.

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There are 2 restaurants (La Baule, a self-service style restaurant and Les Abers, the Bretagne’s main A la Carte restaurant), bars and cafés aplenty, several stores and playing areas for children…

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Even a cinema!

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And nothing but the sea (and maybe a cheeky glass of wine…) as far as the eye can see!

And the food? I hear you say (glad to see you clearly have your priorities right!)

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I have a theory when it comes to French restaurants. If the bread is good, the rest will be too.

And the bread onboard Brittany Ferries is very, very good indeed.

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But the delicious crusty French bread & sea salt flaked butter was only the beginning…

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For lunch & dinner, you can go down the (packed-full, fresh & vibrant) buffet route, or settle for the (very refined & mouthwatering) set menu.

We went for the latter.

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Starting with Asian prawn broth with rice vermicelli, citrus and coconut.

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Poached egg Piperade style.

Followed by equally excellent mains.

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Cod with wild rice and red pepper coulis.

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Gnocchi with wild mushroom and Parmesan emulsion.

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Plateau de fromage (when -almost- in France…)

And finally, my favourite partd & the highlight of the meal: dessert.

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Which came in the form of this stunning Lemon tart.

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Crisp pastry, creamy, tangy lemon curd, all topped with a cloud-like meringue, it was a true work of art and almost too pretty to eat.

Almost.

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One last look at the ocean and we retired to our cabin for a well-deserved rest.

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The cabins themselves are fairly small, but extremely well designed so it really doesn’t feel cramped despite the limited space.

And the beds are much more confortable than you’d guess from looking at them!

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A good night’s sleep makes a happy Sandra, and the first thing I saw when I woke up only made things better.

I’m telling you: there’s nothing quite as glorious as waking up surrounded by the ocean.

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Except maybe for a hot cup of tea and a humongous breakfast!

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And breakfasts aboard the Bretagne truly have nothing to envy to the world’s best hotels’!

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Take you pick(s) of the buffet or go for a hot breakfast, cooked right in front of you y on of the ferry’s own chefs.

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There are pastries for days…

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And a cake selection Marie-Antoinette herself would be jealous of!

I’ve always said the very best days start with cake for breakfast, and that particular one was no exception…

But that is a story for another time (tomorrow).

In the meantime, I urge you to buy tickets to sail to beautiful Saint Malo with Brittany Ferries as soon as possible. The brilliant team, comfy cabins and glorious food will make it a journey to remember!

More info & tickets on Brittany Ferries’ website

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Sailing to Saint Malo with Brittany Ferries

10 thoughts on “Sailing to Saint Malo with Brittany Ferries

  1. CyberMiette says:

    I love Brittany Ferries! I always take the boat – THEIR boat – to go to UK. The staff is nice and very friendly!
    I’m afraid of flying so that’s a very good alternative. 🙂

    Welcome to Brittany! xx

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    1. I loved it too and absolutely CANNOT wait to travel with Brittany Ferries again (I very much have my eyes on one of their Spain routes…)
      xx Sandra

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  2. This looks like a ferry like no other! We’ve been meaning to do a ferry trip to Europe, a few friends have done the Amsterdam one, and you’re on the ferry more than you’re in Amsterdam so it must be fun enough!

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  3. Thanks for sharing this at #travellinkup. I had been searching for good but affordable ferry services while living in London but didn’t come across this. Only exorbitantly priced ones. Brittany ferry looks great. Looking forward to trying it out sometime.

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  4. I would totally rather take this ferry than go on a plane! Where I live we have little ferries to get us around but they are nothing like this. Sign me up!! And you’re right, there’s nothing like waking up surrounded by the ocean.

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  5. WOW – I am stunned by that food, definitely unexpected for a ferry! All up this sounds like a brilliant experience. I am a fan of train-travel when I can substitute it for planes but haven’t tried ferries much in Europe – I need to change that, clearly! Thanks for linking up 🙂

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