Brittany Ferries offers this no-frills but yet comfortable throughout ship travelling from Portsmouth to both Santander and Le Havre. Etretat can carry up to 375 passengers and 200 vehicles in its garages. On board facilities include a self-service restaurant, a bar, games room, boutique shop, movie lounge and there are 103 cabins of differing sizes to choose from for a relaxing and comfortable stay.
There is vast array of cabin choice available onboard, with the Etretat offering 4 berth inside and outside cabins, some of which are pet friendly and all are equipped with ensuite facilities and are air conditioned. Cots are available on request. Disabled cabins are also available. If you would prefer not to book a cabin there are seats available in the ships lounges.
The ship is wheelchair friendly with disabled parking available close to passenger lifts as well as specially fitted cabins. Please contact the operator prior to your departure if you need these services.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Etretat guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
98% of our customers recommended this ship
Overall, I was very satisfied. Very friendly staff. Good food. My cabin was nice but the bathroom smell was not that great.
Reviewed 20 November 2016 by Martin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Le havre crossing"
Value for money
Reviewed 06 November 2016 by Stephen who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"the badger's abroad "
Fantastic trip everything about sailing was just great.
Reviewed 03 November 2016 by Gerald who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Cheap and cheerful"
Brittany Ferries normally provide an upmarket ferry service with superior accommodation and an excellent restaurant. The Portsmouth/le Havre service is unashamedly more basic and is priced accordingly. This service is primarily a trucking route and cars make up a minority of the ferry loading. The car passenger facilities are perfectly adequate but are quite basic (eg there is a café but not a full-service restaurant). One needs to be aware that most of the cars are parked in the open air on the top vehicle deck. There is good screening but, in rougher weather, I suspect some salt water may get deposited on one's vehicle. Drivers need to be aware that some manoeuvring is required when exiting the ferry as many of the cars have to be turned round. The Brittany Ferries staff are helpful in guiding drivers but, particularly when it's dark, its a more fiddly experience than normal roll-on and roll-off ferries. This could be a problem if driving a larger car. The need to manoeuvre so many cars means that it can be quite time consuming to disembark. This drawback is offset by the rapid Border Control processes. With fewer cars than most cross channel ferries there is less of a queue at passport control - a very welcome feature. Overall, this is a good and well organised no-frills service and I one I'd recommend if you don't require the more deluxe service offered by Brittany Ferries' other routes.
Reviewed 02 November 2016 by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
top service all round highly recommend! 😃
Reviewed 30 October 2016 by Catherine who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
The boarding and dissembling were well organised and completed promptly. However it was a little scarf as the ramp onto the deck was very steep. We went to the restaurant where there was a good choice of meals and excellent service. Our cabin was very clean with quite comfortable pillows and we had a good night's sleep. As I am not a very good sea traveller this was an ideal way of doing the crossing and we will be doing the same trip next year.
Reviewed 13 October 2016 by Chris who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Comfortable and economic"
On the trip to Le Havre (8 + hours) I had a reclining seat and dozed for the majority of the trip. The return trip was just as comfortable - the channel was choppy and the crossing rolling but felt comfortable the entire journey. All the necessary amenities were present (Bar, restaurant, etc) and the boat was clean. So will use the same ship the next time I sail to France.
Reviewed 12 October 2016 by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"our trip to Le-harve."
Best trip ever, nice and clean, nice cabin. Better than LD Lines.
Reviewed 12 October 2016 by Ronald who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Trip to France "
No problems on outgoing trip, good service and comfortable. Return trip slightly marred by lack of information and facilities at Le Havre. Terminal building some distance away from entry pointo and no facilities available when we found it. Otherwise, comfortable cabin both ways and good food on return journey. Will probably use this service again.
Reviewed 09 October 2016 by Keith who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Very nice experience"
It was a very good travel on your ferry boat. The restaurant was open, we really appreciate your service on the ferry boat. Just we had a small duvet on the bed so too small for an adult.
Reviewed 07 October 2016 by Darryl who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
Most helpful booking and service.will sail again with them!
Reviewed 05 October 2016 by James who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
Easy to book the crossing: no problems in boarding and leaving the ship.
Reviewed 05 October 2016 by Louis who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Return trip to the UK"
Loading and unloading of vehicles was quick and efficient, ferry was very clean and reasonably comfortable, staff efficient and pleasent.
Reviewed 04 October 2016 by David who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
Excellent organisation , fast and easy boarding and departing
Reviewed 03 October 2016 by Gillian who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Excellent Beef Bourguignon !"
We very much enjoyed our trip , the food was good and the staff were always available and very pleasant. However we did notice a distinct smell of sewerage throughout the ship. Our only complaint.
Reviewed 02 October 2016 by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
It would be great if the ferries had charging points for hybrid cars. Your staff on the day made every attempt to accommodate my Mitsibishi Outlander Phev but in end had to admit that there was no available charge points. These cars have been around for sometimes now so let's hope providers including yourself are looking at making this facility available on current and new ferries at the point of booking, it's the future.
Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Glenn who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Brittany Ferries - comme d'habitude, as good as ever"
As usual, no fuss, fair price, comfortable cabin, please keep up the good work.
Reviewed 21 September 2016 by Phillip who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
Quick and easy boarding, in hindsight a cabin is a good idea although there were plenty of places to sit.
Reviewed 17 September 2016 by Lorna who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"A trouble free trip"
So glad I booked the overnight trip with cabin. Made the long drive to the west coast of France much more manageable and far more pleasant. The cabin was comfortable although very basic - but as all we were doing was sleeping for 7 or 8 hours that was absolutely fine! Tea making option would have been nice.
Reviewed 01 September 2016 by Diane who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Pleasant trip with good food on Brittany Ferries"
We took the overnight ferry on the outward journey, the reclining seats were very comfortable and the food was very good, the return was an evening trip and the experience was just as good.
Reviewed 29 August 2016 by Thomas who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Etretat