Thousands of Brittany Ferry passengers are facing disruption over the next few weeks after repairs to the company’s flagship cruise-ferry overran.
The Pont-Aven, which is the largest ship in the Brittany Ferries fleet, has been out of action since an on-board fault was discovered two weeks ago.
It comes after a fire broke out in the ship's engine room at the end of April.
Brittany Ferries had hoped the vessel would return to service by the start of June but passengers have now been warned of further delays.
The French shipping company - which operates crossings between Plymouth, Roscoff and Santander - said the Pont-Aven will not be fully repaired until at least June 14.
In a statement, Brittany Ferries apologised to customers and promised to refund those with bookings.
The extended repair period has resulted in cancellations of Pont-Aven’s sailings on both the Plymouth to Santander and Plymouth to Roscoff routes, affecting an estimated 10,000 ferry passengers.
The company said “every effort” was being made to get the faulty ferry back in service as soon as possible.