Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Saturday, June 16, 2007

New €81m cruise-ferry for Brittany Ferries' Plymouth-Roscoff route

News from Brittany Ferries of a new cruise-ferry "Armorique" which is currently under construction at the Aker shipyard in Helsinki.

The name "Armorique" comes from a national park of outstanding beauty in western Brittany and is not the first BF ferry to bear this name, the previous Armorique operated from 1975 to 1992.

Armorique will be 167 metres long and 26.8 metres wide. With a cruising speed of 23 knots, she will have 250 cabins and be able to accommodate 1500 passengers, 470 cars and 65 lorries on the 1.1km long freight deck! She will feature a large shopping area, a variety of bars, lounges, seating areas, teenager play area and an onboard cinema.

A bigger picture of Armorique and PDF factsheet on Armorique are available on Aker yard's website.

Armorique will be used solely on the Plymouth-Roscoff route, replacing Pont l'Abbé which is currently on short-term charter, in the autumn of 2008.

A snip at a mere €81,000,000 !

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