Brittany Ferries has announced that it will be opening the first ever direct ferry route from Ireland to Spain.
According to the Irish Independent, the French company will provide two direct return sailings weekly from Cork to Santander in Northern Spain starting from the end of April.
The ship will be known as 'The Connemara' and will carry around 500 passengers with space for 195 cars. Cabins will fit beds for up to four people and (get this) some will be pet-friendly so you can bring your pooch along with you.
Tickets for the journeys will go on sale before the end of January. Hugh Bruton, general manager with Brittany Ferries Ireland said:
“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.”