MV Mont St Michel

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The MV Mont St Michel in Portsmouth.
Name: MV Mont St Michel
Operator: Brittany Ferries
Port of registry: Caen, 22x20px France
Route: Portsmouth-Caen (Ouistreham)
Ordered: September 2000
Builder: van der Gissen-de Noord
Cost: £80 million
Laid down: March 2001
Launched: 15 March 2002
Completed: 2002
Maiden voyage: 20 December 2002
In service: 20 December 2002
Identification: IMO number: 9238337
Status: in service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 35,592 tonnes
Length: 173 m (568 ft)
Beam: 28.5 m (94 ft)
Draught: 6.21m
Ice class: 1D
Installed power: Krupp MAK
Speed: 22 kn (41 km/h)
Capacity: 2,123 passengers
830 vehicles
Crew: 135

The MV Mont St Michel is a ferry operated by Brittany Ferries. She was built at Van der Giessen de Noord shipyard in the Netherlands and has been sailing for Brittany Ferries since 2002. The Mont St Michel was to have been called the Deauville or the Honfleur but this was thought to be too similar to Barfleur. Early artist impressions of the ship carried the name Normandie 2. The internal layout of the Mont St Michel is based on the MV Normandie, which also operates on the PortsmouthCaen (Ouistreham) route.

Construction started on 7 June 2001 and she was launched on 16 March 2002. Major delays in fitting out meant that the ship was not delivered until December 2002, over 5 months behind schedule. In place of the Mont St Michel, the smaller Quiberon was kept in the fleet throughout the busy 2002 summer season, assisted by the Purbeck.

Mont St Michel sails under the French flag and is registered in Caen.

Routes served

Onboard facilities

Bars and restaurants

  • Les Romantiques a la Carte Restaurant - Deck 8.
  • Les Romantiques Comptoir des Saveurs - Deck 8.
  • La Galerie Self Service Restaurant - Deck 8.
  • Café du Festival Salon de Thé - Deck 9.
  • Blue Note Bar - Deck 9.


  • La Boutique - Deck 7.
  • Le Kiosque - Deck 8.
  • La Vitrine - Deck 8.
  • La Restaurant Boutique - Deck 8.
  • Photo Shop - Deck 8.

Other facilities

  • Cinemas - Deck 7.
  • Children's playroom - Deck 9.
  • Games Planet - Deck 10.
  • 224 cabins - Decks 7 and 9. (Commodore Class, 2 and 4 berth standard cabins).
  • 460 reclining seats - Deck 7.

When the Mont St Michel was announced an internet café was to be included on board. However, this was not installed.

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