Wessex Continental Travel

Spanish Minicruise 3 days 2014

Brittany Ferries’ Flagship “Pont Aven”, the 40,000 tonne cruiseferry sails between Plymouth and Santander each Sunday and returns to Portsmouth on Tuesdays where a coach awaits to bring you back to your original joining point. It then sails from Portsmouth on Tuesday afternoon to Santander and we offer a coach service to Portsmouth from Plymouth .The ship returns to Plymouth on Thursday and, we include a coach transfer back to Portsmouth for travellers who joined the ship there. You are not obliged to take the coach and a reduction is made if you make your own way to and from the ports. The two night cruise offers you the opportunity to relax and take it really easy with a little time to go ashore in Spain to shop or merely sample a “tapas” or two with a glass of wine or a “San Miguel”. No meals are included. No modifications to the deal are possible – i.e. car, animal, highest grade cabins . If no date is shown below it means there’s no availability. Parking is available within the docks at both ports. It cannot be pre-booked at Plymouth. No meals are included.

NB Check out our Autumn Special departure



The “Pont Aven” sails from Plymouth on Sundays at 1545. On board you’ll find a self-service restaurant, coffee shop, gourmet restaurant and piano bar. The main bar is where live entertainment takes place during the voyage. There’s a beauty shop and duty-paid shop selling tobacco, beer and wine at keen prices. A bookshop completes the shopping area on Deck 7.
There are two cinemas which show the latest films and an indoor swimming pool. There’s a games room and children’s play area. Finally at the aft of the ship is a large area of the deck available for taking the sun.
We reach Santander at 1215 (Spanish time) on Monday and you may leave your belongings in your cabin when you go ashore. The ship berths in the heart of this charming city and the main square is an easy 10-minute stroll. Just a few steps away from the Terminal there are various bars and shops which will give you the authentic feel of real Spain.
The ship begins its return crossing at 1515 and once again, the amenities are there for you to enjoy. The award-winning Le Flora silver service restaurant offers a unique and very attractive opportunity to dine in style and watch the ocean glide by.
The cruise continues next day as we enter the English Channel and sail eastwards to Portsmouth where we dock at 1415 on Tuesday. After clearing Immigration and Customs formalities you board the coach or minibus waiting to bring you back to Plymouth(Bridport/Exeter drop off on demand). The drive takes about 4 ½ hours dependent upon traffic conditions.

Departure dates EX PLYMOUTH

August 10th No 4-berth cabins  
October 12th Plymouth/Spain/Plymouth

Although availability of departures from Plymouth is very limited in Summer please bear in mind that most dates at this time are available from Portsmouth and we provide a coach transfer from Plymouth to Portsmouth to connect with the sailing on those days of operation.


On Tuesdays we will arrange a coach to take you from Millbay Docks, Plymouth to Portsmouth Ferryport(Exeter/Bridport pick up & drop off on demand). Alternatively you make your own way to the port. The “Pont Aven” sails at 1715. We reach Santander at 1815 on Wednesday. The ship begins its return crossing at 2115 and once again, the amenities are there for you to enjoy. The cruise continues next day as we enter the English Channel and sail eastwards to Plymouth where we dock at 1615 on Thursday. After disembarkation we’ll take you back to Portsmouth by coach or minibus.


NB Check out our Autumn Special departure

Departure dates EX PORTSMOUTH

July   8th 15th
August 12th 19th
September 9th 16th23rd 30th


CABINS. All 2-berth cabins have bunk beds atop each other and have a shower and WC;4-berth cabins have two ground beds and two beds above which stow away into the ceiling; shower and WC)
(NB There are no 2-bedded cabins on the ship or 2-berth cabins with porthole; we cannot obtain Commodore Class; De Luxe or Club Class cabins for minicruise passengers.

The cost – ex-Plymouth or Portsmouth

2-berth cabin - 1 person £130; 2 persons £110 each
4-berth cabin - 1 person £170; 2 persons £130 each; 3 or 4 persons £100 each
4-berth cabin with porthole - 1 person £200; 2 persons £145 each; 3 or 4 persons £115 each

NB Some outside cabins have a restricted view - we have no control over their provision.

Children under 16 - £75 (any cabin)
All departures July and August - High season supplement - £10 per adult

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For a longer stay ashore, check out our Spanish Superbreaks or Jazz in Spain coach programmes.

Individual Bookings
If you don’t require our coach transfer you can make an individual reservation on either route on any date whether shown above or not (except July and August) and £15 per person(adults only) is deducted from the cost.




Full payment is required is required at time of booking. No charges are made for credit or debit cards. If you wish to pay by cheque or postal order please make the booking and then send the payment within the next 5 days. N.B. When you make your booking we need the full names of all passengers,date of birth and nationality. Also,please advise if anyone on the ticket is disabled.
If you have to cancel more than 15 days in advance we will refund 85% of the cost. If you cancel after that there is no refund and if you fail to show up there is no refund. There is no charge to amend names and these can be amended up to 4 hours before departure.