Call for an instant quote
0345 90 80 161
Open Mon to Fri 09:00 - 17:30 | Sat 09:00 - 16:00 (GMT)
18 September 2012 08:50
A wildcat strike forced the cancellation of two sailings by Britanny Ferries between Roscoff and Plymouth
A wildcat strike by Britanny Ferries crew over working conditions led to the cancellation of two crossings, leaving 575 passengers stranded. The £81 million cruise ferry Armorique was due to sail to Plymouth from the Breton port of Roscoff on Thursday afternoon, but remained in the French port after on-board staff held a protest against proposed changes.
Friday morning's crossing was also cancelled, with alternative transport found for the hundreds of passengers expecting to travel. The strike underlines the importance of cruise goers investing in
cruise travel insurance, to cover any last-minute delays or unexpected events.
The French ferry company said some passengers were advised to take alternative overnight crossings from other ports, including Caen where it runs a route to Portsmouth. Speaking to the BBC, a Britanny Ferries spokesman said: "Of course we're reimbursing them for the petrol they use, and any fare they incur for their crossing."
29 September 2016
Tour operator Thomas Cook says its earnings are still being impacted by recent terror attacks.
28 September 2016
The English tourism industry is predicted to grow faster than the overall economy every year for the next decade, according to new research.
27 September 2016
Monarch Airlines says its flights are operating as normal amid fears the firm is in financial trouble.
24 September 2016
Slim people who look physically healthy may still be at increased chance of being diagnosed with bowel cancer if they have raised insulin levels, according new research.
23 September 2016
Theresa May is being urged to give the go-ahead for flights to resume between the UK and Sharm el-Sheikh by the head of the cross-party parliamentary group on Egypt.
22 September 2016
Budget airline Jet2.com is to open its first base in the south of England at Stansted.
21 September 2016
Smoking rates have dropped to the lowest level on record in England, new figures show, suggesting messages about the health effects of cigarettes are hitting home.
20 September 2016
Concerns have been raised over flight disruptions caused by heavy drinking among passengers.
17 September 2016
British Airways' decision to launch direct flights from London to Tehran earlier this month positions Iran as one of the hottest destinations to visit in 2017, according to experts.
16 September 2016
More than 100 flights have been cancelled as French air traffic controllers go on strike again.
15 September 2016
Two thirds of MPs would support an expansion at Heathrow.
14 September 2016
TripAdvisor is launching a new homepage, making the booking of holiday activities and tours even easier.