"Great - again"
Reviewed 25 July 2014 by Nick Bowles
The ship is great, the staff are lovely especially Maria Pereira, what a refined lady she is, an asset to her employer. Crossing was good, which helps.
'Nick Bowles' travelled Gijon Poole with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"an amazing journey from Dijon to Poole"
Reviewed 18 July 2014 by Elizabeth
We arrived early and boarding the vessel went smoothly as did disembarking. Lovely to have the cars up on deck and be able to return to them if we wanted. The passage was smooth and the ferry so stable even in the Bay of Biscay! Our favourite was the sundeck where we enjoyed cold drinks. The crew were friendly, professional and helpful. The ferry was small (saw why when we entered Poole harbour!)and simple - no fuss restaurants, shops etc but cabin was clean and very comfortable. The self service restaurant was very good and food costs extremely reasonable. In all it was a perfect way to end the holiday rather than drive from the Pyrenees to Calais! I would recommend the experience to anyone! thank you LD Lines!
'Elizabeth' travelled Gijon Poole with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"Gijon to Poole on the Norman Asturias"
Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Graham
Traveled in July 2014. Loading at Gijon was pretty chaotic and made the ferry one and a half hours late in departing. Our passports and documents were checked 3 times at Gijon. Once at the reception booth, once by the Spanish Civil Guard and a third time by an LD employee. Once aboard the ferry it was very clean. Cabins were comfortable and staff were polite and obliging. The food in the restaurant was of excellent quality and very reasonably priced. Cheap even! The beer was good. If I had to look for a criticism or minor niggle it would be that the on board shop is very small and not well stocked with reading material. All in all a very pleasant journey and experience.
'Graham' travelled Gijon Poole with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"Gijon to Poole"
Reviewed 27 June 2014 by Anonymous
This ferry was cheaper than others going from Spain to UK and this was reflected in the on-board services and over-all comfort. There is only a self-service cafeteria, and the chairs in the lounges etc. are not comfortable. The cabin was fine. I prefer to pay more and have better services and comfort. The ship appeared to be old. I shall probably not use this line again.
'Anonymous' travelled Gijon Poole with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
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Gijon is a coastal industrial city in the region of Asturias, Spain.
Progressive modernization through the ages along with its own excellent natural condition has turned Gijón into a city that attracts a growing number of visitors, drawn by a promise of warm summers and mild winters, sports, culture and great transport links.
Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination in the traditional county of Dorset in southern England. The is famed for its large natural harbour, situated on the shores of the English Channel.
The Poole Harbour area has been inhabited for well over 2,000 years.
Poole is positioned on a very popular stretch of coastline, with the resort of Bournemouth to the east, Studland to the south and the Jurassic coast southwest. The town has grown rapidly, and Sandbanks, a small sand spit across part of the harbour mouth, is so popular that it has the fourth highest land value, by area, in the world. There are exclusive homes both on Sandbanks and the whole of the area stretching east from the Harbour to The Avenue (the eastern boundary of Poole).