Mini Cruise Plymouth - Santander

The Spanish Minicruise is based around the sailing schedule of Brittany Ferries’ flagship, “Pont Aven” and only on that ship. It sails from Plymouth to Santander on Sundays and on Tuesdays. The respective sailing times are shown below.

Subject to availability, except the following periods   Sept 1st - Sept 22nd, you can travel on any Sunday or Tuesday but you may wish to know that on the dates shown below we have an allocation of cabins and therefore can give you immediate confirmation of your booking.


Do we need a passport - Yes (but if your passport is not from the EU you must to check if you need a visa).
Can we take a car, bike or motorbike - No
Can we extend the trip and stay in Spain - No, but see our Spanish Superbreaks programme
Can we book meals in advance - No
Parking is available within the docks at both ports.
See Brittany Ferries’ website for comprehensive details on the ship


Can we have the superior cabins - No
Can we take an animal - No
Are towels provided - Yes
Do cabins have a separate bathroom - Yes
Is the entertainment free - Yes, but you have to pay for the cinema
Do we have to get off the ship at Santander - Yes
Do we have to travel on the dates shown below - No, see final paragraph, highlighted above.

Mini Cruise

All mini cruise trips now leave from and return to Plymouth. Departures either leave on Sundays or Tuesday depending on departure dates detailed below.


Ex - Plymouth (Sundays)

The “Pont Aven” sails from Plymouth on Sundays at 1745. We reach Santander at 1615 (Spanish time) on Monday and you may leave your belongings in your cabin when you go ashore. The ship berths in the heart of this charming city and the main square is an easy 10-minute stroll. Just a few steps away from the Terminal there are various bars and shops which will give you the authentic feel of real Spain.
The ship begins its return crossing at 1945 and once again, the amenities are there for you to enjoy. The award-winning Le Flora silver service restaurant offers a unique and very attractive opportunity to dine in style and watch the ocean glide by. The cruise continues next day as we enter the English Channel and sail back to Plymouth arriving at 1545.

Ex-Plymouth (Tuesdays)

The “Pont Aven” sails at 1845. We reach Santander at 1715 on Wednesday. The ship begins its return crossing at 2015 and once again, the amenities are there for you to enjoy. The cruise continues next day as we enter the English Channel and sails back to Plymouth where we dock at 1645 on Thursday.

Departure Dates

DATES Sundays DATES Tuesdays
July -14th ; 28th July - 16th; 30th
August - 4th; 11th; 18th; 25th August - 6th;13th; 20th ; 27th
October - 6th ;20th ; 27th October - 1st ; 15th ; 22nd ;
29th (**Featuring the Devon & Cornwall Rock Choir**)

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The cost

1 person 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons
2 berth cabin £129 £109 each - -
4 berth inside cabin £179 £129 each £109 each £89 each
4 berth outside cabin £219 £139 each £119 each £99 each
NB- No Outside cabins available until Oct 1st

NB An outside cabin is one with a porthole.
NB Some outside cabins have a restricted view (i.e. lifeboats, stormguard etc)- we have no control over their provision.
Children 4 - 15 years - £90 (any cabin)
Child under 4 - free

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Full payment is required at time of booking. If you wish to pay by cheque or postal order please make the booking and send the payment within the next 5 days.Or you can pay directly to our Account-details on request. NB When you make your booking we need the first and last names of all passengers(as they appear in the passport), date of birth and nationality. Also pleae advise if anyone on the ticket has walking difficulties.


- If you have to cancel more than 15 days in advance we will refund 85% of the cost. If you cancel after that there is no refund. There is no charge to amend names and these can be amended up to 4 hours before departure.

Travelling on a different date

If you wish to travel on a date other than those shown above you may do so, subject to availability.

Disability Passengers

Disabled cabins are occasionally available and are based on the 4-berth outside cabin price. They cannot be booked more than 3 weeks in advance and are for wheelchair-bound travellers only (and their Carers). Passengers using a wheelchair even if not requiring a Disabled Cabin must contact us to make a booking as places are limited.


All 2-berth cabins have beds atop each other and have a shower and WC;
4-berth cabins have two ground beds and two beds above which stow away into the ceiling; shower and WC 
(NB) There are no 2-bedded cabins on the ship or 2-berth cabins with porthole; 
We cannot obtain Commodore Class; De Luxe or Club Class cabins for minicruise passengers.