Brittany Ferries increases services from Cork and Rosslare in 2021

   July 26, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

The French company Brittany Ferries will enhance its schedule of cargo and passenger shipping services out of Ireland from March 2021, in response to the increased demand, the company said on Thursday, July 23.

Brittany Ferries revealed that a once-weekly Rosslare Europort (Ireland)-Cherbourg (France) operation will begin from 2021, while a 3rd Cobh-Cork (Ireland)-Roscoff (France) service will be added. The company also serves the Rosslare-Bilbao (Spain) route twice weekly.

The cruise ships Pont Aven and Armorique will service the Cork route, while Connemara will operate on Rosslare routes starting from March 2021.

Brittany Ferries suspended passenger services at the earlier part of the pandemic although all routes resumed service at the beginning of July.

The company ordinarily operates twelve ships connecting France, Ireland, Spain, and the UK. It carries between 2.5-2.7 million passengers per year in nearly 900,00 cars and transports 205,400 freight units.

According to Brittany Ferries, its move to offer more services from the Republic demonstrated the company's commitment to Ireland “despite ongoing uncertainty over travel restrictions and quarantine requirements this season, and the effect this is having on service viability”.