Not sure if the mid-week Rosslare to Roscoff service announced earlier this year has been axed with Cork to Roscoff midweek sailings recommencing next season.
Roscoff is being moved to Rosslare at the request for freight hauliers:
Brittany Ferries are opening a new route from Rosslare to Cherbourg beginning on March 22nd using Etretat. Looks like its replacing the Rosslare-Roscoff service.
It's confusing as a piece I've read in The Irish Times seemed to suggest that "a third" Cork to Roscoff service is to be added but I think this is incorrect. Cork had already lost it's Mid-Week sailings to Roscoff during the 2020 Summer season (prior to the Coronavirus COVID-19 global pandemic) when the Cork Santander link was axed and replaced by a new Rosslare Bilbao route since the end of February. The vessel MV KERRY doing Rosslare Bilbao had also been doing Rosslare Roscoff mid-week. Therefore, I think as far as Cork and Roscoff is concerned, it signals a re-instatement of a 2nd Cork to Roscoff service during the mid-week period next season albeit; on another cruise ferry the Armorique rather than using one of Brittany Ferries economie vessels: MV Kerry, Connemara or Etretat.
In a piece yesterday in the Irish Examiner, there was also reference to use of the vessel, "Connemara" from Rosslare although; there is no mention of it being used in the restructuring of it's Irish route network operations for 2021 on Brittany Ferries Ireland site unless the website is still being updated on some aspects. I gather hauliers in both Ireland and on the continent much prefer using the French port of Cherbourg over Roscoff which has led to switch from the short-lived Rosslare-Roscoff to a new Rosslare Cherbourg route from 2021 season.https://www.independent.ie/business/brittany-ferries-to-boost-its-ireland-france-links-39393347.html
I think what is now happening is that as part of the restructuring of it's Irish routes, Cork will acquire the Mid-Week sailings to Roscoff once again (on Wednesdays) using the cruise vessel: "Armorique" next year whilst the Pont-Aven will continue serving Cork to Roscoff on Saturdays. There are no booking dates on the Brittany Ferries website for Rosslare Roscoff after October 2020 even though booking for 2021 is already open online for their other routes.
Below is what I think will happen in 2021. Cork to Roscoff, France:
Departs Saturday afternoons (using flagship cruise ferry, Pont-Aven)
Departs Wednesday afternoons* (using cruise ferry, Armorique from March 2021)Rosslare to Cherbourg, France:
Departing Monday evenings from 22 March 2021 (using economie ship, Etretat)Rosslare to Bilbao, Spain:
Departs Wednesday morning (using economie ship, Kerry which will change to economie ship, Etretat from November onwards)
Departs Fridays - 2 night crossing (using economie ship, Kerry which will change to economie ship, Etretat from November onwards)