Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Tim
A good crossing both ways only marred by the long security check at Poole (45m) but in this day and age we can't complain about that. Also enjoyed the World Cup footy on the return journey!
'Tim' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Trevor
NOT BEING PEOPLE WHO LIKE FERRY CROSSINGS MUST ADMIT OUR LATEST CROSSING FROM POOLE TO CHERBOURG CHANGED OUR ATTITUDE. OBVIOUSLY THE CALM SEA HELPED BUT THE BRITTANY FERRY, BARFLEUR, WAS VERY COMFORTABLE. HAVING BOOKED TWO SEATS WE WERE VERY SURPRISED HOW COMFORTABLE AND PEACEFUL THE LOUNGE WAS. WE HAD BREAKFAST ON BOARD WHICH WAS VERY ENJOYABLE AND MIGHT WE SAY THAT THE TOILETS WERE KEPT VERY CLEAN. ALL IN ALL A VERY ENJOYABLE CROSSING.
'Trevor' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Bordeaux road trip"
Reviewed 16 June 2014 by Anonymous
Poole to Cherbourg. Perfect trip, no hassles getting on and getting off. Clear announcements and friendly staff greeting on and waving off! Clean facilities on board. Reserved seats in lounge very quiet and comfortable. Our trip was made special as it was D-Day commemoration and our trip was made all the more interesting. Great, well done!
'Anonymous' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
"Very Difficult to Fault"
Reviewed 30 May 2014 by Colin
After numerous crossings on various Brittany ferries, they are all Very Difficult to Fault. Facilities and staff are all first class. Have enjoyed every crossing so far and hope all future sailings will follow the same pattern.
'Colin' travelled Poole Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries on Barfleur
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|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 - 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 - 5 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 40 minute crossing|
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).
Cherbourg is a town in Normandy, north-west France, situated at the north of the Cotentin Peninsula. The Cotentin was the first territory conquered by the Vikings. For these sea people, it was logical that Cherbourg should become a port. The city evolved in relation to the Anglo-French conflicts before becoming a Channel stronghold and, in 1944, the world's most important harbour. The Anglo-Norman state created in 1066 after William's victory at Hastings was a decisive factor in the development of Cherbourg with its exceptional geographic position in the heart of this state. In 1145, William the Conqueror's granddaughter, Matilda, acquired land in the parish of Equeurdreville (La Croûte du Homet) on the approximate site of the modern Cherbourg Arsenal. She ordered the construction of an abbey dedicated to the Holy Virgin, whose cult was in full expansion at the time, the Abbaye du Voeu, of which important remains still stand.