Reviewed 22 July 2014 by Steve
Because of an error by the ferry booking service (not DFDS) I was booked on the early sailing and arrived 12 hours late - the staff at Dieppe sorted the problem with the lack of fuss and allowed us to sail at no extra cost,A fantastic service by realy nice people. If only all companies could learn about customer service from DFDS Seaways
'Steve' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
"Perfect for price"
Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Stephen
Short crossing and very quite and comfortable.
'Stephen' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Guillaume
Everything is absolutely perfect: the boat is on time, the crew is efficient and very pleasant, the bar is not overpriced, there are enough seats for everyone (plastic chairs are given outside if you want to chill in the sun), and they even aired the world cup finals :) I highly recommend this company, I don't think one could get much better for such a low price. Try and book your trip two months before and you can even get to have return tickets at less than 90€ ! Thank you DFDS Seaways !
'Guillaume' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
"Newhaven to Dieppe"
Reviewed 15 July 2014 by Cameron
Fab crossing both ways very easy to amend booking at a minimal charge. Good clean cabin Super trip.
'Cameron' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
|Plymouth - Roscoff with Brittany Ferries - 10 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Plymouth - St Malo with Brittany Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 10 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Poole - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 4 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Poole - St Malo with Condor Ferries - 6 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - St Malo with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Caen with Brittany Ferries - 3 Sailings Daily / 5 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Portsmouth - Le Havre with Brittany Ferries - 9 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Condor Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Le Havre with DFDS Seaways - 7 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
|Weymouth - St Malo with Condor Ferries - 6 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 50 minute crossing|
Newhaven used to be named Meeching until the 16th Century when a great storm diverted the course of the Sussex Ouse so forming a NewHaven.
Wealden oak, wine and spirits from the continent and slab ice from the Baltic were shipped through the port. The town flourished with shipbuilding yards and breweries. The railway reached Newhaven in the 1840s and the first ferry service was established soon after, providing the shortest land- sea route between London and Paris. Both the ferry service and the Dieppe Raid have forged strong links between Newhaven and Dieppe. Each year the Mayor of Dieppe and entourage are the guests of Newhaven for a commemorative service to the 1,000 Canadian and Allied servicemen who embarked from Newhaven and died on the beaches of Dieppe. Their memory is preserved by an impressive granite plinth in a garden of remembrance by the harbour.
Crowded between high cliff headlands, Dieppe is an enjoyably small-scale port in the Seine-Maritime département of Haute-Normandie, France. During the nineteenth century, Parisians came here by train to take the sea air, promenading along the front. First recorded as a small fishing settlement in 1030, it was an important prize fought over during the Hundred Years' War. Dieppe housed the most advanced French school of cartography in the 16th century, and was the premiere port of the kingdom in the 17th century. On July 23, 1632 300 colonists headed for New France departed. At the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, Dieppe lost 3000 of its citizens, who fled abroad. It was an important target in wartime; the town was largely destroyed by Anglo-Dutch naval bombardment in 1694 and rebuilt after 1696. On August 19, 1942, during the WWII, it was the site of the Dieppe Raid, a bloody landing by Allied soldiers, mainly Canadian.