Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Anonymous
Booking our passage was easily accomplished and done at a reasonable price. The most difficult part of our experience was arranging transport for the six of us and our luggage from Bayeux to the ferry so early in the morning. Once at the port everything went beautifully. All staff were pleasant, polite, and helpful. We boarded the Mont St. Michele easily, had comfortable seating in the forward lounge and great views. The ship was very clean, and food was board was both very good and surprisingly inexpensive. If the opportunity arose again we would certainly sail again.
'Anonymous' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
"Brittney Ferries? Caen to Portsmouth"
Reviewed 12 July 2014 by April
Enjoyable trip. A nice break from planes, cars and trains. My only concern is our group of six each paid extra for reclining seating and when near the end (last hour or less) of the trip someone from the crew came by to check for tickets, about 1/3 of the people there had no tickets for seating there. Particularly a small group which had been loud putting their feet up everywhere they sat. Most annoying to find out they hadn't even paid for their seats after nearly five hours.
'April' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Gerald
Returned from a trip to France via Caen ferry port (Ouistreham)Brittany Ferries 1st time we have used this port Excellent small port 5 3/4 hours from there to portsmouth Port is so simple basicly off road through check in and customs and on board, Crossing on Mont St Michel ferry very good plenty of facilities and not over crowded.
'Gerald' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
Reviewed 03 July 2014 by John
The reclining seats did not recline therefore making it impossible to sleep make the night time ferry all cabin.
'John' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
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|St Malo - Weymouth with Condor Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour crossing|
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Caen is a city in the north west France. It is the administrative capital of the Calvados département, and the capital of the administrative Lower Normandy région whose inhabitants are called Caennais. Caen is known for historical buildings built in the time of William the Conqueror, who was buried here. From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, Caen expanded in times of Peace, building its urban image ; private Italian-style mansions, Saint-Sauveur Square and the convent buildings of the two abbeys. In the wake of the poet, François de Malherbe, the city boasted an intense intellectual era. During the 19th Century, the city entered the industrial era with the railroad and canal linking Caen to the sea in 1857. On June 6th 1944, Caen set its mark on the world stage with the Normandy Landings. From its ashes, the city grew to prove the values of peace, solidarity and human rights, so well-reflected today in Caen Memorial.
Britain's foremost naval station, Portsmouth occupies the bulbous peninsula of Portsea Island, on the eastern flank of a huge, easily defended harbour. The ancient Romans raised a fortress on the northernmost edge of this inlet, and a small port developed during the Norman era, but this strategic location wasn't fully exploited until Tudor times, when Henry VII established the world's first dry dock here and made Portsmouth a royal dockyard. It has flourished ever since and nowadays Portsmouth is a large industrialized city, its harbour clogged with naval frigates, ferries bound for the continent or the Isle of Wight, and swarms of dredgers and tugs.
Old Portsmouth, based around the original harbour, preserves some Georgian and a little Tudor character. East of here is Southsea , a residential suburb of terraces with a resort strewn along its shingle beach, where a mass of B&Bs face stoic naval monuments.