First cruiseferry in 8 months leaves Plymouth Engalnd for Spain

   June 7, 2021 ,   Cruise Industry

Hundreds of people set sail to Spain aboard the first passenger ferry crossing from Plymouth England in 8 months.

According to the French company Brittany Ferries, most of the 800 passengers had been vaccinated and were second homeowners sailing to check on their properties.

Pont Aven ferry, which can accommodate up to 2400 travellers and 650 cars, departed at 04:45 pm BST on Sunday, June 6.

Pont Aven ferry

Spain is now amber according to the government's traffic light system for foreign travel, where countries are classed as green, amber, and red with different rules for quarantine and COVID-19 tests.

Asked about Prime Minister Boris Johnsons's advice that people shouldn't be holidaying in amber list countries, Mr Nigel Wonnacott, from Brittany Ferries, said most passengers were second homeowners who believed it was essential to sail to check on their properties.