- MV Pont-Aven
M/V "Pont-Aven" is a
cruiseferryoperated by Brittany Ferries. She was built at Meyer Werftshipyard in Germanyand has been sailing for Brittany Ferries since March 2004. She is the current Brittany Ferriesflagship. Prior to being named the Pont-Aven was referred to as "Bretagne 2", this is now the codename for the new Brittany Ferriesvessel for Plymouth– Roscoff.
Pont-Aven's layout is similar in many respects to that of another Brittany Ferries vessel, M/V "Bretagne".
Other Routes Served
In addition to her regular routes Pont-Aven has seen occasional use between
Plymouthand St Malo, Plymouthand Cherbourgand Portsmouthand Cherbourg. In most cases these were position moves during the winter though passengers and freight were carried.
Bars and Restaurants
*Le Flora a la Carte Restaurant - Deck 7.
*La Belle Angele Self Service Restaurant - Deck 7.
*Le Café du Festival Salon de Thé - Deck 7.
*Le Grand Parvois Bar - Decks 8 and 9.
*Le Fastnet Piano & Cocktail Bar - Deck 7.
*Les Finisteres Pool Bar - Deck 9.
*Monts et Merveilles, Main shop - Deck 8.This is a combination of all the shops you would normally find on
*Swimming Pool - Deck 9.
*Cinemas - Deck 6.
*Children's Playroom - Deck 7.
*Kennels - Deck 10.
*652 Cabins - Decks 5, 6 and 8. (Commodore Class, De-luxe, Club 4, 2 and 4 berth standard cabins.)
*47 Reclining Seats - Deck 9.
*Commodore Lounge - Deck 8.
Pont-Aven is the first ferry on the
English Channelto have cabins with balconies, these are the Commodore Cabins on deck 8.
Pont-Aven experienced a number of technical problems in her first year of service. Most serious was the flooding of an auxiliary engine room in August
2004caused by a faulty sea valve leaving the ferry unable to move from the Plymouthterminal for two days. Many services were disrupted at the height of the holiday season, many passengers having to be transferred to services from Pooleand Portsmouth. Interestingly, the problem occurred at the same time as a major breakdown on the Irish Ferriesvessel M/V "Normandy", which serves on the Rosslare- Cherbourgroute. This situation left no passenger ferry link between Ireland and France and as a result many holidaymakers were forced to use the so-called Land-Bridge route, travelling from Ireland to Wales by ferry and driving to Plymouth or Portsmouth to board a ferry for France, or vice-versa. Other problems included the bow door jamming shut and the unusual roll when travelling at high speed even in calm weather. However most faults have now been corrected and the vessel has become a popular member of the Brittany Ferriesfleet.
On 22 May
2006Pont-Aven sustained damage en-route to Santander from Plymouth. Several forward windows were smashed by a 9-metre wave which resulted in a number of cabins flooding. Pont-Aven was forced to divert to Roscoffwhere passengers disembarked. On 26 May 2006 Pont-Aven returned to service, while refurbishment was carried out on board throughout the voyage. The windows however have been covered by metal, which will not be removed, however, these windows were later replaced with smaller, round porthole windows in late 2007 - early 2008.
On the 18th August 2008 the ship experienced problems opening the front door in Santander for cars to be off-loaded. As a result of this the ship had to re-dock, rear end into the port first, and the vehicles had to reverse off. This led to further delays and the problem was not fixed before the next crossing to Plymouth later that day; meaning that vehicles had to reverse or make a U-turn to disembark.
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* [http://www.brittanyferries.com Official Brittany Ferries site]
* [http://www.brittanyferries.co.uk/media/pdf/2/q/Pont_Aven_FR.pdf Official Onboard Guide PDF]
* [http://www.brittany-ferries.fr/tour/ Virtual Tour of Pont-Aven] (In French)
* [http://www.brittanyferries.co.uk/tour/ Virtual Tour of Pont-Aven] (In English)
* [http://www.pont-aven.info Brittany Ferries Enthusiasts Pont-Aven mini-site]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/3553494.stm BBC News Report - Ferry fault strands passengers]
* [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/5003520.stm BBC News Report - Six injured as ferry hit by storm]
* [http://www.bfenthusiasts.com Brittany Ferries Enthusiasts - Unofficial Guide to the Western Channel ferry company.]
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