The newest Brittany Ferries fleet member SANTOÑA sailed into Portsmouth for the first time last night (2 February) at the end of her maiden commercial voyage from Santander, Spain. Her maiden trip from the UK is tonight.
Powered by LNG, the vessel has a capacity for 1,015 passengers and 2,705 lane metres of freight.
SANTOÑA is the third E-flexer class cruiseferry to join the Brittany Ferries fleet and will operate two roundtrips from Portsmouth to Santander per week, and one on the Portsmouth – Cherbourg route.
The next two Brittany Ferries E-flexer newbuild vessels will be hybrid, operating on both electric and LNG. They will replace the BRETAGNE in 2024 and NORMANDIE in 2025 on the Portsmouth – Saint Malo and Portsmouth – Caen routes respectively.
Christophe Mathieu Chief Executive, Brittany Ferries at Santoña inauguration 1 March 2023.
Photos: Brittany Ferries