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Fancy doing Christmas, a little different?

Posted on: 24 September 2018 by 50connect Promotions

3 night Christmas and New Year Cruises from £135 per person. Discover what's new on these fabulous, festive mini cruises with Brittany Ferries’.

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Fancy sipping Glühwein in a magical Belgium market, on Christmas day? Or how about saying ‘bonjour’ to 2019 twice – at both French and British time? This year, celebrate the festivities a little differently when you join Brittany Ferries on a festive mini cruise.

Sailing from Portsmouth, their special 3-night itineraries to Antwerp and Honfleur promise a party atmosphere to remember – with entertainment and gala menus – along with the chance to relax and explore all these wonderful destinations have to offer.

The host for these unique celebrations will be Brittany Ferries’ luxurious flagship, Pont-Aven. More cruise ship than ferry, on board you can enjoy everything from restaurants, bars and cafés, to boutique shopping and cinemas – not to mention comfortable en suite cabin accommodation – all in stylish surroundings.

And, whilst you’re away from home, there’s no need to miss out on your festive feasting, with both cruises serving a delicious 5-course gala dinner* on Christmas Day, or New Year’s Eve.

Get away for Christmas and join the festivities in Belgium’s Antwerp. Famous for more than just chocolate, Antwerp is a gorgeous city with a labyrinth of medieval streets, rivers and canals. Its impressive Christmas market – just a stone’s throw from the ship’s berth – is even open on the big day itself, when locals head out to celebrate amongst over 100 colourful stalls, fairground rides and an ice rink.

Or if it’s a New Year’s escape you fancy, join the party in Honfleur in France. A pretty harbour town, lined with colourful hand-timbered houses and an impressive 13th Century cathedral in a maze of cobbled streets, it provides the perfect backdrop for your celebrations. Enjoy shopping, galleries – this area is known for its links with the impressionists, including Monet – and hunting for antiques, whilst also indulging in its wealth of cafés, bars and fresh seafood restaurants.

As well as time ashore in your chosen destination, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore a little further with Brittany Ferries’ optional excursions*. From Antwerp, head to one of Europe's best preserved cities, Bruges; or from Honfleur discover Normandy’s capital, Rouen.

Discover more about these fabulous mini cruises here or speak to Brittany Ferries’ specialist team on 0330 159 5222 (Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 17:30).

Antwerp

Christmas cruise to Antwerp, Belgium

With a beautiful cathedral set in a labyrinth of medieval streets and hidden squares, Antwerp is a beautiful break location.

Its impressive Christmas market is even open on the big day itself, when plenty of locals head out to join the celebrations amongst the colourful stalls, fairground rides and ice rink.

Day 1 - Monday 24th December

Check-in at Portsmouth from 3pm and settle in to your cabin before exploring the Pont-Aven’s fabulous facilities.

Day 2 - Tuesday 25th December

Enjoy a leisurely Christmas morning as we cruise up the River Scheldt before docking in Antwerp just after lunch. Our gala dinner* will offer two sittings and our special entertainment programme continues.

Day 3 - Wednesday 26th December

Explore more of Antwerp – the market will still be in full swing – or go a little further and join our optional excursion* to beautiful Bruges. We’ll start our journey home around 9pm, but the party continues on board.

Day 4 – Thursday 27th December

With our estimated time of arrival in Portsmouth around 3pm, take time to relax and enjoy your last morning on board. Don’t forget to take advantage of our boutique shopping and great deals on wines and spirits for your New Year celebrations at home.

Honfleur

New Year cruise to Honfleur, France

A pretty harbour town, lined with colourful hand-timbered houses and impressive 13th Century cathedral in a maze of cobbled streets, Honfleur provides the perfect backdrop for your celebrations.

Enjoy shopping, galleries and brocantes (antiques), whilst also indulging in its wealth of cafés, bars and fresh seafood restaurants, with many set around the picturesque Vieux-Bassin.

Day 1 - Saturday 29th December

Check-in at Portsmouth from 3pm and settle in to your cabin before exploring the Pont-Aven’s fabulous facilities.

Day 2 - Sunday 30th December

Arriving in around 10am, you’ll enjoy plenty of time to head ashore via the free shuttle buses, taking you the short distance to Honfleur’s centre. Spend time wandering the old harbour and indulging in some local treats before heading back on board.

Day 3 - Monday 31st December

Spend more time in Honfleur, enjoy your pre-booked excursion to Rouen, or relax on board – perhaps treating yourself to a spa treatment ahead of our New Year’s party and gala dinner*, which will kick off early evening once everyone is back on board.

Day 4 – Tuesday 1st January

With our estimated time of arrival in Portsmouth around 2pm, take time to relax and enjoy your last morning on board. Don’t forget to take advantage of our boutique shopping and great deals on wines and spirits – we’ll even help you carry it to your car.

Find out more

Price per person based on 4 people sharing. Terms and conditions apply - see website for full details. *Additional charges apply for gala dinners and on shore excursions.

For full details visit Brittany Ferries or call 0330 159 5200 (09:00-17:30 Mon-Fri)

 

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