Associated British Ports (ABP), which operates sea terminals all over the British Isles, recently welcomed the new Brittany Ferries
ship Armorique into service at Plymouth ferry port.
Armorique, which has already carried out several cross channel ferry services on the Brittany Ferries
route from Plymouth to Roscoff, has the capacity to carry up to 1,500 passengers and 470 vehicles.
The ship will operate alongside Pont Aven, which has been providing ferry crossings from Plymouth since 2004.
Welcoming the new ferry to Plymouth, ABP port manager for the south-west Dave Atkin said: "On behalf of everyone at ABP, I am delighted to see Armorique come into service. We look forward to working with her and wish her many happy sailings."
David Longden, managing director of Brittany Ferries
for the UK and Ireland, said the company was confident passengers would enjoy travelling on Armorique and appreciate the vessel's "comfortable and stylish" environment.
Alongside its cross channel ferry route to Roscoff, Brittany Ferries
sails from Plymouth to Santander on its Pont Aven flagship.
The operator also provides ferry crossings from Poole to Cherbourg and from Portsmouth to Caen, Cherbourg and St Malo.