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First direct ferry crossing from Ireland to Spain launches this year

The first direct ferry route from Ireland to Spain will be launched at the end of April, it has been announced.

Brittany Ferries will operate two direct return sailings every week from Cork to Santander in Northern Spain.

Tickets for the crossings will be available from the end of January. The route will operate until November.

The crossing will take approximately 26 hours, with departures from Cork on Wednesdays and Fridays.

A new ship will be chartered to serve the route, carrying around 500 passengers with space for 195 cars.

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Cork to Santander map (Courtesy of Brittany Ferries)

“This is a significant move for Brittany Ferries, offering haulage companies a direct route to Spain and passengers a far greater range of holiday options from Cork,” said Hugh Bruton, general manager Brittany Ferries Ireland.

“As a destination so-called green Spain promises visitors a wealth of opportunities. It hosts sweeping sandy beaches, snow covered mountains just an hour from the port, fabulous food and offers visitors a welcome as warm as the Spanish will receive when they join us in Ireland.”

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