French ferry operator Brittany Ferries has announced that the service between Roscoff and Cork will resume on Friday July 3. Flagship PONT AVEN is timetabled to leave Roscoff for Ireland at 20:30, arriving at 09:30 the following day. She will leave Cork at 16:00 on Saturday, arriving in the Breton port the following morning at 07:00. This sailing pattern is repeated throughout July.
The seasonal service from Cork did not resume as normal in during spring as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. With the majority of people unable to travel between Ireland and France due to government restrictions, the company did not offer the service this year until now. As restrictions across Europe easing and expected to ease further in the coming weeks, the company has restored the route as part of its reduced sailing programme for the rest of summer 2020. The company does not expect three of its ships (ETRETAT, BARFLEUR, and NORMANDIE EXPRESS) to return to service this summer.
Brittany Ferries other route between Ireland and France, the Rosslare – Roscoff economie service, returns on June 29. As before, KERRY will serve the route in addition to the Rosslare – Bilbao route. The latter has continued to operate throughout the COVID-19 crisis, allowing freight to continue to travel direct between Ireland and Spain. The company will offer one round trip per week between both Cork and Rosslare to Roscoff, in addition to two round trips per week between Rosslare and Bilbao.
Passengers will need to continue to comply with all applicable legislation regarding travel in the countries they are sailing between. For further info on what is expected onboard and links to the latest government information, please visit Brittany Ferries dedicated page here.