1 November 2022, London Marriott Hotel County Hall
21 November 2022, Hilton London Metropole
12 December 2022, etc.venues Monument, London
CHANNEL CROSSING by sea has been made far more comfortable and quicker with the introduction last week of Brittany Ferries” new luxury cruise ferry, Pont-Aven, which entered service on the Plymouth to Santander route. The new ship provides an improved crossing time as short as 18 hours, virtually half that of any other direct ferry service from the UK to Spain. The 41,000 ton vessel, much the same size as the Titanic, will carry up to 2,400 passengers and 650 cars. The Pont-Aven boasts an open deck swimming pool with retractable glass roof, and surrounding leisure facilities. There is a range of dining opportunities including ” la carte restaurants, bistros and tea rooms plus a central atrium with panoramic lifts, stylish shopping malls, cocktail and cabaret bars, two cinemas and a special leisure area for younger clientele too. All 650 cabins match any good hotel with (apart from standard cabins) a flat screen TV whilst the Commodore cabins have their own private balcony. The ship will also operate on the Plymouth ” Roscoff route, giving an improved journey time of just 4 hours 45 minutes for speedy entry to the gateway of Brittany.