Brittany Ferries confirm immediate changes to ferry schedules from Cork until April 10th
This comes following the increase in Coronavirus cases
By Gavin O'Callaghan
15:10, 14 MAR 2020
Brittany Ferries has made a number of significant changes to its schedules due to the on-going Coronavirus crisis.
They have announced that all services from Cork to Roscoff and also Roscoff to Cork are cancelled until the 10th of April.
The French government recently confirmed measures steps to protect its citizens. As a company employing all-French crew, Brittany Ferries have prepared for the possibility that many of their crew may not be available to work, either through self-isolation or because they are caring for family members at home.
These changes will be reviewed as the situation alters in the coming days but the company has insisted that all passengers with existing reservations will be offered a full refund. Alternative arrangements will also be made on other Brittany Ferries services where possible and dependant on the traveller in question.
So following her dry-dock in Poland, Pont-Aven will not return to service on Tuesday the 17th of March until at least the 10th of April. Pont-Aven was scheduled to serve Portsmouth, Santander, Plymouth, Roscoff and Cork.
“On behalf of everyone in the company, I would like to apologise for the significant disruption this will cause to many customers,” said Christophe Mathieu, CEO Brittany Ferries.
“However, under the extraordinary circumstances of the current crisis, we have no option but to take decisive action now to respond to the challenges we face. We thank everyone for their understanding at this difficult time.”
Rosslare to Roscoff are still operating to schedule while all services from Rosslare to Bilbao are cancelled until the 9th of April. Brittany Ferries have also informed passengers that their customer services department is set to be under severe pressure so there is likely to be delays in their response to certain queries.Courtesy: CorkBeo.ie