Reviewed 11 January 2015 by Noemie
Travelled between Newhaven and Dieppe as a foot passenger. The ship was a bit late but we were informed on time and the staff was very nice. Smooth loading and unloading.
'Noemie' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
Reviewed 10 January 2015 by John
On 3rd Jan quite a blow came in but everything on time and a very enjoyable crossing was had. Ship seemed very stable and I was surprised at general lack of motion sickness. Bit slow getting off and through uk customs.
'John' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
"Christmas Ferry Crossing "
Reviewed 06 January 2015 by Clive
I have now completed this crossing four times (there and back twice) and found it a totally painless experience! I actually managed to sleep sitting in the reclining lounge seats; although I haven't used a cabin yet I'm sure they would be fine. The highlight for me is the wake up call 45 minutes before disembarkation that gives me enough time to clean up and go to the cafeteria to partake in coffee and fresh croissants! My only gripe was, although my phone displays "waves" on my wi-fi I was told, slightly sarcastically, that the ship didn't have wi-fi. All in all I look forward to the next time.
'Clive' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
"Looked like it might be a rough crossing - but turned out well"
Reviewed 05 January 2015 by Gerald
After a few days of very strong winds up the Channel we expected a rough crossing from Newhaven to Dieppe. Our first time on this route and a bit apprehensive, facing a 4 hour trip in big waves. The departure was delayed by about an hour because of the late arrival of the inbound sailing, due to the weather and not the fault of DFDS, but we eventually got away. The first couple of miles were a bit 'lumpy' and the first signs of seasickness appeared when the kids sitting nearby gave up their breakfast. However, the stabilisers then took over and the vessel settled nicely, and that was a great relief. The ship was still moving around enough to let you know that the sea was trying it's best to throw us up to Norway but not uncomfortable enough to upset any further tummies. The skipper made up half an hour of the delayed time and we arrived off Dieppe safe and sound. Just as we approached an announcement came over saying that the stabilisers were being turned off to allow manoeuvring in the harbour - and we then saw just how rough the sea was and how hard the stabilisers had been working to make the journey as comfortable as it was. Thanks to all at DFDS for a pleasant crossing on a rough old day. Newhaven arrivals and Customs are not the quickest immigration controls I have seen and the shambles of a harbour area must cut a very poor image for travellers arriving there. The council, shipping companies and other interested parties could all do some good by cleaning it up a bit.
'Gerald' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
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The English town and port of Newhaven is located in the county of East Sussex, on the south coast of England. The town lies at the mouth of the River Ouse, in the valley the river has cut through the South Downs, and on the English Channel coast. Located on the west side of the river is the main part of the town and to the east of the river are the residential areas at Denton and Mount Pleasant on the slopes of the Downs. Also on the east side of the river are the town's industrial areas and the town's three railway stations; Newhaven Town, Newhaven Harbour and Newhaven Marine, which is no longer in use. Recent housing development has taken place at the West Quay, Harbour Heights and August Fields.
The entrance to Newhaven Port, which is a minor busy port, is located between two piers which are protected from the strong wind by a solid breakwater to the west. Services operating out of the port depart to Dieppe on the south east coast of France. passenger facilities at the port are a bit limited but do include a convenience store and a coffee shop. There are also facilities for disabled passengers with wheelchair accessible toilets.
The town and port of Dieppe is located in the north of France and lies on the English Channel coast, at the mouth of the Arques River, which is famous for its scallops. The town's streets and brimming with restaurants and shops and the weekly market, held in the town's central square, adds an additional level of tradition and charm to the town. The town's port was once an important trading hub for spices and ivory. A popular visitor attraction in the town is the Chateau Museum. The 15th century limestone and flint fortress was constructed on the town's west cliffs and today contains collections related to maritime, ivories sculptured by craftsmen from the town since the 16th century, paintings by Boudin, Lebourg and Pissaro.
For visitors who would rather spend their time outdoors there is an 18 hole golf course nearby and also tennis courts and a range of water sports.
The port, with its marina and fishing port, is in the very heart of the town. Trawlers and fishing boats provide a colourful spectacle which still attracts numerous painters.