Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Kevin
On arrival at Newhaven on our M/cycle,the check-in was brisk. Once we started to move to embark, we were marshalled efficiently into the m/cycle parking area. The bike was then strapped & chocked into place & we were able to go up to the lounge decks where we could get refreshments from the restaurant.The staff were very courteous & helpful. The only beef we had was that you had to buy a token from the till for the drinks machine instead of using normal money. Disembarkation, after a pleasant crossing, was smooth as was the French Customs check point. Exit from the site was clearly marked for all routes. The return trip was just as easy & pleasant with no problems. UK Customs was a bit on the slow side though : )!! Would have no problems in recommending DFDS Seaways & will definitley use them again.
'Kevin' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
"A Pleasant Trip"
Reviewed 27 July 2014 by Ken
The Trip from Newhaven to Dieppe was a pleasant crossing. The Weather was good and we enjoyed the view from the deck. The breakfast was a good value for the money and was tasty.
'Ken' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
Reviewed 26 July 2014 by Anonymous
I was very impressed with the efficient arrangements for parking my wheelchair accessible car next to the lift. The ship itself was easily managed in my electric wheelchair & the whole trip very relaxed .
'Anonymous' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
"Ship shape and Nehaven-Dieppe fashion"
Reviewed 26 July 2014 by Ian
Such a great way to cross. You never feel that you are crossing with the rest of Europe jockeying for position as some of the other routes tend to feel like at times. Food was good and best compliments to the crew for keeping a clean and tidy ship.
'Ian' travelled Newhaven Dieppe with DFDS Seaways on Côte d'Albâtre
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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.