"Everything we could need"
Reviewed 02 January 2014 by Briar
We had booked a room without bathroom as there were none available on booking, so were very pleased to have finally been given one with bathroom (presumably one for disabled use that wasn't needed). We had thought that this may be noisy, being just nest to the shops etc where passengers pass regularly, but this wasn't the case. We arrived a little late into port but realise that we were lucky not to have been later considering the exceptional weather conditions that week. So we had everything we needed for a restful night.
'Briar' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
Reviewed 17 December 2013 by Paul
For once we chose to cross by day and do our overnights in hotels rather than cabins, and did not regret the change. With most people in cabins, the ships were ours. We could pick quiet comfortable seats in which to settle, read and rest. We did miss the footrests, available on the Normandie but not Armorique. Despite the rather poor food, (long cooked, luke-warm and bland)we enjoyed both trips and will not hesitate to cross this route again.
'Paul' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
"ride ouistreham_Portsmouth "
Reviewed 28 September 2013 by Anonymous
as usual, all the best
'Anonymous' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
"a ship will come ... "
Reviewed 15 September 2013 by Anonymous
If everything runs smoothly, crossing was smooth and extremely pleasant.
'Anonymous' travelled Caen Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
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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.