Early bookings are up by over 35% on 2019.
And there’s more good news if you’re considering spending more time in France in the coming years; Brittany Ferries has confirmed that its new midweek sailing connecting Cork with Roscoff will become a permanent feature of the company’s sailing schedule.
The Wednesday sailing is part of a new three-year deal signed by the Port of Cork Company (PoCC) and Brittany Ferries, revealed at a reception held onboard the M.V. Armorique vessel which docked in Ringaskiddy, Cork today.
The company says the new overnight weekly Roscoff M.V. Armorique sailing, which is additional to the popular Pont Aven, the flagship of the Brittany Ferries fleet which sails on Saturdays to Roscoff, enhances the options for passengers and will cater for the high demand and bookings already being seen for the route for 2022 and beyond.
“While the last two years have been difficult for us all, I am delighted to be in a position to confirm that this year our early bookings are up by over 35% on 2019 which was our last “normal” year due to Covid.” said Brittany Ferries President, Jean-Marc Roué, Honorary Consul of Ireland in Brittany.
“While most commentators focus on our numbers of Irish holidaymakers heading for France, the reality is that Brittany Ferries makes a larger contribution to Irish tourism. This year, once again, the split in our tourism traffic is 55% /45% in favour of the French taking a holiday in Ireland. I have no doubt that our expanded service will enhance these figures even more.
“The successful promotion of the Wild Atlantic Way in France and the ease of access to that product from Cork, along with the famous Irish welcome, has always been a compelling proposition for French holidaymakers.” Monsieur Roué added.
The Brittany Ferries Roscoff to Cork sailings run from April to October 2022.