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Brittany Ferries' Pet Passenger Numbers Increased In 2022

By Dave Simpson
Brittany Ferries' Pet Passenger Numbers Increased In 2022

Brittany Ferries has announced that the number of pets that accompanied their owners on the company's routes increased by close to 40,000, or 114%, year on year in 2022 to 75,000.

Pet-Friendly Travel

According to a statement published on, pets can travel in a pet-friendly cabin, in a pet-friendly kennel or in their owner's vehicle.

In response to rising demand for pet-friendly travel, Brittany Ferries currently offers 106 pet-friendly cabins on five of the ships in its fleet. The Salamanca, for example, which operates on the Rosslare-Bilbao and Rosslare-Cherbourg routes, has 22 pet-friendly cabins, and last year Brittany Ferries added 28 pet-friendly cabins to the Pont-Aven, which operates on the Cork-Roscoff route.

Brittany Ferries offers pet-friendly travel options across the three destinations that it serves in between Rosslare Europort and France, as well as between the Cork and Le Havre, Cherbourg and Roscoff.

Statement By General Manager Of Brittany Ferries In Ireland

The statement published on quotes general manager of Brittany Ferres in Ireland Hugh Bruton as saying, "As the number of pets travelling with us continues to grow, we remain committed to providing a safe and enjoyable journey for all our passengers and we are delighted to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to travel with their pets. Pets are a huge part of many of our customers’ lives and we understand how important it is for them to be able to take their furry family members with them on their travels. Over the past year, we have seen more and more tourists opting to bring their pets along with them on holiday, and are choosing ferry travel as an accessible and safe voyage for their pets. Particularly since COVID, people are spending so much more time at home and are finding it harder to leave their pets for longer periods."


Read More: Brittany Ferries To Add New Vessel To Its Rosslare-Bilbao Route In November

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