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Brittany Ferries to resume faster cross-channel route for summer 2022

Brittany Ferries is to restore its faster UK to France cross-Channel ferry route for summer 2022.

The French ferry company suspended its faster two-hour 30-minute service, which it says is the fastest crossing on the Western Channel, in 2020 due to the pandemic

It will return Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from May 27 until September 4, 2022, with a break between June 5 and July 15.

The service links the Normandy port of Cherbourg with Portsmouth and Poole. It will depart from Portsmouth at 07:00, arriving at Cherbourg at 11:00. A return service will depart Cherbourg at 11:45, arriving at Poole at 13:15.

Sailings will be operated on Brittany Ferries’ behalf by Condor Ferries using ferry Condor Liberation, which carries 850 passengers and 200 cars.

The service adds to Brittany Ferries’ conventional car-ferry sailings from Poole to Cherbourg which resume on March 28, 2022, having also been suspended in 2020 due to reduced demand during the pandemic.

Paul Acheson, sales and marketing director at Brittany Ferries, said: “As we emerge from Covid-19, we’re delighted to restore choice and flexibility for our customers as they make their cross-Channel travel plans for 2022.

“Demand is now roaring back, and we’re ready to meet it. Condor Liberation will offer passengers on our shorter routes to Cherbourg additional flexibility and choice.

“This will complement our conventional service operated by Barfleur on the Poole-Cherbourg route, and our overnight sailings from Portsmouth to Cherbourg with our newest ships Galicia and Salamanca.”

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