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Old Jul 9th 2019, 8:42 am
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Hi all,

Never been on this ferry before,

Do I need to be there a certain amount of time before I set sail ?

Do I get allocated a single cabin automatically or do I need to book that extra ? I seen something about adding double cabin with en-suite as an extra so I am assuming you get a single cabin with no en-suite standard. Is that correct ?

Also if the single cabins do not have en-suites is it still possible to get a shower etc ?

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Originally Posted by Albir_Tom
Hi all,

Never been on this ferry before,

Do I need to be there a certain amount of time before I set sail ?

Do I get allocated a single cabin automatically or do I need to book that extra ? I seen something about adding double cabin with en-suite as an extra so I am assuming you get a single cabin with no en-suite standard. Is that correct ?

Also if the single cabins do not have en-suites is it still possible to get a shower etc ?

Thanks all
I usually take the ferry from Ireland and never this route or ferry but if you do the booking online and it's Britanny Ferries, then this Link is useful. All cabins have en suite which you can find here: You just book online and follow the steps. You then have the option to pick a cabin https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/s...h-inside-cabin

https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/i...with-a-vehicle

Before you leave home

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

  • Documents: All passengers need a valid passport or ID card
  • Your vehicle: Check your vehicle meets the requirements for the country you are visiting
  • Plan your journey to the port: There is a minimum 45 minute check-in prior to departure
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When you book the ferry you either book a cabin of your choice or a reclining seats. I have done both and if you can get a cabin I recommend you do. The standard cabins are at least double with bunk style beds top one simply folds up, but some have four beds. All the cabins have toilet sink and good showers. It doesn't matter if you are on your own you won't end up sharing a cabin. There are a couple of restaurants onboard the self service one is in my view good decent food etc and not ott price wise.
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Originally Posted by Moses2013
I usually take the ferry from Ireland and never this route or ferry but if you do the booking online and it's Britanny Ferries, then this Link is useful. All cabins have en suite which you can find here: You just book online and follow the steps. You then have the option to pick a cabin https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/s...h-inside-cabin

https://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/i...with-a-vehicle

Before you leave home

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS

  • Documents: All passengers need a valid passport or ID card
  • Your vehicle: Check your vehicle meets the requirements for the country you are visiting
  • Plan your journey to the port: There is a minimum 45 minute check-in prior to departure
if you have a pet or disability check is longer all times are listed on BF WEBSITE. Routes to ports are also shown.
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It's not cheap this time of year; Cabins are quite expensive we've found. If you book a reclining seat for perhaps €10 and then sleep on the floor as the seats do not recline right back like a sun lounge, it might be a cheraper option. I think they charge now for blankets. Shades of Ryan Air!!!
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Originally Posted by bobd22
It doesn't matter if you are on your own you won't end up sharing a cabin. .
I did
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Originally Posted by missile
I did
I have never found this, were you informed when you booked that you would be sharing with an unknown person?

Done a bit of searching online and there are some posts where people have found they shared? Never done so myself so sorry for Duff info. Obviously worth checking.

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Originally Posted by bobd22
When you book the ferry you either book a cabin of your choice or a reclining seats. I have done both and if you can get a cabin I recommend you do. The standard cabins are at least double with bunk style beds top one simply folds up, but some have four beds. All the cabins have toilet sink and good showers. It doesn't matter if you are on your own you won't end up sharing a cabin. There are a couple of restaurants onboard the self service one is in my view good decent food etc and not ott price wise.
Originally Posted by Retired in Euskadi
It's not cheap this time of year; Cabins are quite expensive we've found. If you book a reclining seat for perhaps €10 and then sleep on the floor as the seats do not recline right back like a sun lounge, it might be a cheraper option. I think they charge now for blankets. Shades of Ryan Air!!!
I've travelled on the Portsmouth Bilbao route several times, but thought a cabin was mandatory? The website does not offer a reclining seat option and won't let you past unless you have chosen your type of cabin.
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I've travelled on the Portsmouth Bilbao route several times, but thought a cabin was mandatory? The website does not offer a reclining seat option and won't let you past unless you have chosen your type of cabin.
it depends which ferry certainly Pont Aven has reclining seats . They are an area just off the pool. The shower etc for them are adjacent the pool. I used them twice first time was ok not full, 2nd time they were very busy and during the night could hardly get any sleep with drunks coming in late wakening everyone up and then snoring their heads off. After that I got a cabin which was fine and to be honest if you can get one reasonable then worth the extra. As I say I have never been asked to share a cabin but others have.
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it depends which ferry certainly Pont Aven has reclining seats . They are an area just off the pool. The shower etc for them are adjacent the pool. I used them twice first time was ok not full, 2nd time they were very busy and during the night could hardly get any sleep with drunks coming in late wakening everyone up and then snoring their heads off. After that I got a cabin which was fine and to be honest if you can get one reasonable then worth the extra. As I say I have never been asked to share a cabin but others have.
Ah, I see, I don't think I've seen that one on the Portsmouth-Bilbao route, certainly all the ferries I've been on did not have a seat option and it was only a cabin.

I've never been asked to share a cabin either.
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Originally Posted by Cape Blue
Ah, I see, I don't think I've seen that one on the Portsmouth-Bilbao route, certainly all the ferries I've been on did not have a seat option and it was only a cabin.

I've never been asked to share a cabin either.
I think there are some recliners on the Portsmouth Bilbao route I'm sure I used them once. There is a small section along one side of the ship although unlike pont Aven it is not a separate room but more just a glass panel separating it from the walkway?
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Depends on which ship whether they offer reclining seats. The Plymouth route is shorter than the Portsmouth route and so not having a cabin is not such a big deal. I would always recommend a cabin. Brittany have recently revealed that the Pont is partially disabled and cannot manage the longer Portsmouth route for the rest of the season and so will only be on the Plymouth route. Which adds 200 miles to my journey home 😟
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Last time I went, I had to book a cabin. Seating was provided but a bed is extra.
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