Brittany Ferries could provide a new travel option for people heading from the UK to Europe next year by reinstating the Barfleur on the Poole to Cherbourg ferry
Holidaymakers taking ferries to France
could have the option to travel on the vessel from January, following its removal from the Cherbourg
link last spring.
Speaking at the annual meeting of Poole
Harbour Commissioners, Jim Stewart, chief executive of the organisation, said that talks have been taking place with Brittany Ferries
and expressed his optimism that the Barfleur would return, the Bournemouth Echo reports.
He added: "This is very welcome from Poole Harbour Commissioners' point of view … but also from the hundreds of loyal Brittany Ferries customers who have missed the ship."
Steve Tuckwell, the ferry operator's director, said that the return of the Barfleur has "always been a possibility".
The company provides a number of sea travel options for people planning a trip to France, with regular ferries from Portsmouth to St Malo
, Caen and Cherbourg, along with ferries from Plymouth to Roscoff
Posted by Mark Robinson