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Mont St Michel

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Caen Portsmouth route

Named after the beautiful Normandy town of Mont St Michel, this ship offers passengers a host of features including spacious cabins, a choice of restaurants, bars, cinemas, disco club and video gaming area designed specifically for teenagers.

Carrying up to 2,200 passengers and with over 2km of vehicle space, the ship also features a range of state-of-the-art navigation and safety management systems making it not only one of the most comfortable channel cruise ferries afloat, but also one of the best equipped.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There's a range of onboard cabin accommodation of which all are ensuite, air conditioned and have fresh linen and towels. Soap and shower gel are also provided in case you want to freshen up and you'll also find at least 1 plug socket to use or to charge any electrical appliances that you may have.

Reclining seats can also be pre-booked.

Onboard Food and Drink

Mont St Michel's main a la carte restaurant, Les Romantiques, is situated at the rear of the ship. The restaurant's entrance is via the Comptoir des Saveurs, where you'll find a glorious range of luxury food and cooking items and fine wines which you can purchase. There you'll be met by Brittany Ferries staff to be seated - either within the main area, or on the grand table where you can enjoy shared French dining experience with other guests.

Diners have a choice of two menus, including a delicious buffet, where you can enjoy a choice of main dish served to your table accompanied by a mouth-watering buffet-style starter, including everything from salads and cured meats to French favourites and fresh seafood. All followed by a choice of indulgent desserts and cheeses.

La Galerie is Mont St Michel's self-service restaurant offering a fantastic choice of foods from around the world as well drinks, including wines and beers to accompany your meal.

Serving sandwiches, cakes, pastries and hot and cold drinks, Le Café du Festival, not only offers a delicious choice of snacks, it's also a great place to relax and enjoy time with your fellow passengers. With access to the sun deck and promenade, passengers can enjoy the relaxed atmosphere inside, or during good weather sit out on the deck. The children's soft play area is also situated within this area, so is a great place for families.

The only bar on Mont St Michel, Blue Note, is situated in the centre of the ship and serves everything from the finest French wines to cocktails. Also on the menu are hot and cold drinks and snacks. The bar offers passengers a large, open space with plenty of seating both around the stage and entertainments area as well as a number of comfortable sofas and quieter areas near the windows on either side of the ship.There are also a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates.

Onboard Shopping

Perfect for gifts, souvenirs, or just a treat for yourself, Mont St Michel boutiques offer a fine range of spirits, wine, tobacco, perfumes and cosmetics, leather goods, confectionery, toys, fashion, decoration, souvenirs, newspapers, games, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery and much more! All are at great prices, and certainly worth a browse.

Purchases made on board may be paid for in Euros or Sterling. Payment can be made in cash, by credit or debit card. Prices are shown in both currencies and you can combine different payment methods.

Additional Onboard Facilities

Additional facilities include a cinema, seasonal Caberet (DJ, Magician, Live Band), Games Room & Slot Machines, video games room, Wi-Fi internet access (not free), baby changing rooms, baggage room to leave your luggage, Bureau de Change

Travelling with Children

For children, during the peak season they can take part in the special entertainments programme and enjoy everything from games to treasure hunts, or they can simply have fun in the play area on deck 9

Accessibility

The ship is wheelchair friendly with specially adapted wheelchair accessible cabins. Disabled toilets are located on deck 7, 8, 9 and 10 and all decks can be accessed by lift.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Mont St Michel guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Mont St Michel Reviews

4.3
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99% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • "Great trip"

    No complaints, great trip (return) clean, comfortable cabin. Friendly crew, helpful. All good thanks!

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    Reviewed 18 November 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Crossing to + from Angleterre "

    As allways very good.

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    Reviewed 17 November 2016 by Nicholas who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Good find and good service "

    Found direct ferries site when looking for short visit to France. Excellent booking service cost considerably less for same crossing if we had booked via Brittany ferries directly. Smooth check in at both ports. Good facilities on board.

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    Reviewed 13 November 2016 by J cregg who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Portsmouth Caen"

    Good Service, clean ships with helpful staff.

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    Reviewed 06 November 2016 by Duncan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Crossing the Channel with ease and in comfort"

    A daytime crossing with no delays, good value onboard catering and the necessary facilities for a pleasant crossing.

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    Reviewed 05 November 2016 by Gwenllian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Excellent from start to finish"

    Excellent price compared to the Brittany Ferries website. Cabin comfortable, decent food and good facilities.

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    Reviewed 05 November 2016 by Philip who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "A very smooth trip"

    A smooth crossing and a smooth professional experience on the overnight Portsmouth Crossing to Caen. The staff were always helpful and friendly, the over night cabin was surprisingly a comfortable experience, with a gentle alarm call about an hour before docking. For those that don't want an early night there are various on board entertainments ie a film centre, bar with a singer. A continental breakfast is available in the morning.

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    Reviewed 26 October 2016 by Dawn who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Caen to Portsmouth"

    We took this 23:30 voyage on board the Mont St Michel. This ship was the best we have ever been on for a Channel crossing. It was just like being on a cruise ship. Even though there were hundreds of French children on board, there was ample comfortable seating (for a change) and the facilities were excellent. The whole appearance of the interior was one of very high quality. If we choose this route again we'll ensure this ship is available.

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    Reviewed 19 October 2016 by Leonard Parsons who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Brittany Ferries, the best."

    What a delightful experience it is travelling with Brittany Ferries. No traffic jams, eliminates hours of driving and enables one to arrive refreshed and relaxed. I'll always go with them.

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    Reviewed 12 October 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Portsmouth Caen "

    Very good crossing both ways clean and on time

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    Reviewed 08 October 2016 by Michael John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Superb!"

    This was a brilliant experience. The food in the restaurant was excellent and all the staff friendly and helpful

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    Reviewed 02 October 2016 by Sarah who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "excellent last day to our european trip"

    We sailed out to France with another company and not until we returned with Brittany did we realize what a superb service Brittany offer. The experience started in Caen with the excellent customer service personnel when nothing was a problem. The vessel was outstanding with plenty of room , good food and again excellent friendly and helpful staff. Thank Brittany see you again soon. :)

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    Reviewed 29 September 2016 by Nicos who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Great experience, much better than I ever imagined "

    I was dreading the ferry trip, but instead had a very nice time and enjoyed the great staff. Will be looking forward to the next trip.

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    Reviewed 28 September 2016 by Michael who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Caen to Portsmouth"

    We really enjoyed our recent trip on Brittany Ferries it was very clean up to date and the food in the restaurant was excellent.

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    Reviewed 27 September 2016 by Suzanne who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "easy travelling"

    Good well equipped ferries.bright and clean, free wifi. Good food. Enjoyed the cinema. I think the price from Portsmouth to Caen is rather expensive.Only took this ferry to save on the driving time in France. Would consider taking my caravan over to France if the price was lower.

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    Reviewed 25 September 2016 by Geraldine who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Effortless travel"

    From queuing to board, to eating, to shopping, to landing the whole Brittany Ferries experience is effortless. Its seamless. Its comfortable. The food is tasty. The wine is wet. There is lots of space to move around and find a place to have a quiet chat or read. Setting off from Portsmouth was a pleasure in itself with such a wealth of historical stuff to see - The Mary Rose being the icing on the cake. And if retail therapy floats your boat the shopping outlet on the quay side has a vast array of shops and eateries to suit all tastes. Just over five hours later you are in a brilliant part of France with very little traffic, fabulous plat de jours, very drinkable wine for two euros a bottle. I worked out that the savings I made on a boot full of wine paid for the week long trip. Book up and enjoy!

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    Reviewed 18 September 2016 by Alma who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Its a Mini Cruise Ship People..."

    Its hard to overstate how impressed and pleased I was with my overnight voyage on the Mount Saint Michelle from Caen to Portsmouth. The ship is gigantic. The food service is first rate! They have a beautiful Ribeye Steak for 9.95. Fantastic! I loved getting a drink and sitting in the lounge before bed. My cabin was clean and comfortable. By taking the Ferry overnight I saved a night lodging and had time on arrival to motor up to Stonehenge and still get my hire bike back to Reading Harley Davidson an hour before 12:00. Just a fantastic use of my time and energy. I totally recommend this crossing.

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    Reviewed 16 September 2016 by Brandt who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Caen-Portsmouth ferry on la Normandie"

    I was travelling this route for the first time, and with my precious companion, a sixteen-year old dog from New Mexico. From the entry to the dock until arrival, we were both treated with respect, kindness and consideration, and given priority loading. My only complaint is that whilst Waggs was warm and cozy in his bed on the backseat of my car, I froze my butt off on my couchette! At 02h00 I went to reception, bought a blanket and was fine but temperature regulation was a little sketchy. Excuse this small complaint: my overall experience was wonderful, from start to finish. Please congratulate your staff and crew. And now I am sitting in London in a heat wave and a night in your floating refrigerator would be quite welcome! Best wishes, Giselle

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    Reviewed 15 September 2016 by Giselle who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Night crossing"

    A late boarding but able to go straight to our cabin and off to sleep. In the morning , time for breakfast and then we're off with minimal wait and no queue to get to the car decks.

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    Reviewed 15 September 2016 by Gillian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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  • "Trip to Caen "

    Brilliant , even a calm sea both ways !

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    Reviewed 14 September 2016 by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel

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