Etretat is our ferry operating the new no-frills Brittany Ferries économie service from Portsmouth to Le Havre

Overview of Brittany Ferries économie

  • No-frills Brittany Ferries économie offers simple yet comfortable service
  • Self-service restaurant with limited choice
  • Small bar, movie lounge and seating area
  • No play area or entertainment for children
  • En-suite cabins, but without carpets
  • 13 pet-friendly cabins to France, no kennels
  • Small boutique

On board services and facilities are limited compared with our other cruise ships, but the service is ideal for those who wish to travel to France at a very reasonable fare and will appeal to those on a tight budget.

As with all our ships the service is operated by Brittany Ferries' bilingual French crew and officers.

Etretat operates crossings to and from Le Havre.

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Onboard facilities and dining

The facilities and on board services available on our ship Etretat are limited compared to our other cruise ships to France & Spain.

  • La Boutique - limited selection
  • Board games and puzzles available to borrow from the Information Desk
  • Small movie lounge
  • No play area or entertainment for children
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • 13 pet-friendly cabins, no kennels
  • Small dog exercise area
  • Disabled toilets
  • No showers
  • Cash machine - Dispenses Pounds Sterling only and only accepts Debit Cards.

Etretat features deck space so you can stretch your legs and enjoy a place to relax, while enjoying the sea air and great views, particularly when entering or leaving the port. Please note some outdoor areas are only accessible via stairs.

Onboard accommodation

The cabins are a mixture of 4-berth inside and outside cabins, however unlike the cabins on our cruise ferries they do not have carpets.

They are all ensuite, air conditioned and have fresh linen and towels. Soap and shower gel are also provided and you'll also find at least 1 continental plug socket to use or to charge any electrical appliances that you may have.

  • Outside 4 berth cabin
  • Inside 4 berth cabin
  • Wheelchair accessible 2 berth outside cabin
  • Wheelchair accessible 3 berth outside cabin
  • Outside 4 berth pet-friendly cabin
  • Inside 4 berth pet-friendly cabin
  • Reserved lounge seats
  • Cots (suitable for infants up to the age of 24 months)

Dining & bars

Self-service restaurant

Located on Deck 5, Etretat has one self-service restaurant. Although smaller than the restaurants on our classic services, it does offer a selection of tasty hot and cold dishes, as well as snacks and desserts. There is no café or à la carte restaurant on board.

Le Bar

Situated in the middle of deck 5, Le Bar serves Stella Artois on draught as well as a small range of bottled beers. There is also a selection French wines, spirits, soft drinks as well as crisps and snacks.

Onboard accessibility

If you or a member of your party has impaired mobility or if you are travelling with small children, you may find accessing some areas of the ship challenging.

General information

Passengers travelling in a wheelchair in a standard car will be parked on Deck 5 providing easy access to the ship and wheelchair accessible cabins. Larger vehicles will be parked on Deck 3 with priority for access to the small lift granted to passengers with impaired mobility. Access to the passenger areas of the ship via the lift will involve a level 110m walkway through the outdoor car deck on Deck 5.

Please note that parking on deck 5 is on an open deck. While the crew may wash your vehicle with fresh water towards the end of the voyage, we recommend you wash your vehicle within a few days of sailing to remove any remaining sea salt residue.

Access to the main public facilities on Deck 5 is convenient and comfortable for all passengers. The cabins on Deck 6 and outdoor areas on Decks 7 and 8 can only be accessed via stairs and are not accessible to wheelchair users.


Etretat has two well-equipped wheelchair accessible cabins on the same deck as all passenger facilities, including our 24 hour bilingual Information Desk. They are accessed via Deck 5 where you will be parked if travelling in a standard car. If travelling in a larger car, vehicle or motorhome, you will be parked near the lift, but will have to access the main passenger areas via a 110m long corridor. Decks 6, 7 and 8 are not accessible by wheelchair, and this is where all other cabins and two small outdoor areas are located.


If you or a member of your party has impaired mobility or if you are travelling with small children, you may find accessing some areas of the ship challenging. Some stairs are steep and not all car decks are accessible by lift. All cabins are accessed via a staircase except the wheelchair-accessible cabins on Deck 5.

Further information

For more precise information please call us on 0330 159 7000 or email us at