"review june 2014"
Reviewed 21 June 2014 by Margaret
We were satisfied with this experience. The one thing that would have made it better would have been window shades. We were in seats in the sun going over (side, upper deck) and found it hard to read as well as being hot.
'Margaret' travelled Poole Guernsey with Condor Ferries on Condor Express
"Trip to Guernsey from Poole"
Reviewed 02 June 2014 by Catherine
Great trip on the fast catamaran. There was some trouble with the air conditioning being on (it was already plenty cold) that took an hour or more to resolve, but otherwise both trips were comfortable, fast, as smooth as the seas would allow, and we were very pleased with the low price of food and excellent duty free.
'Catherine' travelled Poole Guernsey with Condor Ferries on Condor Express
Reviewed 09 October 2013 by Trevor
I travelled out to Guernsey on the Condor Express, and returned on the Commodore Clipper.I found a good service on each ship. I had a good meal last night on board the Clipper. I would like to raise a couple of items:- 1. With the Company offering various services between the South of England and Guernsey, I was surprised to find that there was no return service to Southern England which would reach England on a Tuesday, in time to catch a train back to London. This would have been my preferred option. By travelling back overnight Tuesday / Wednesday I had to rely on there being no delays, as I have another commitment in London later this afternoon. 2. On arrival at Portsmouth this morning I could not find out how to get from the terminal buildings to Portsmouth Harbour Station. I could see no signs at the Terminal, and no member of staff was able to direct me--with one person actually suggesting that it was more than a 2-mile walk. Surely I'm not the only passenger ever wanting to catch a train back from Portsmouth to their home. It was still dark and only a few people around in the street outside and I could only find someone who suggested that I walk to the Main Station (Portsmouth and Southsea) in town. I'm sure that the Harbour Station would have been closer. I have no issue about walking--I went on a walking holiday! Trevor Hyde
'Trevor' travelled Poole Guernsey with Condor Ferries on Condor Express
"Club class experience"
Reviewed 09 August 2013 by Patricia
The only negative point I would like to make is the following. I was travelling on my own in club class and on the way out the young steward did not offer me a drink I had to ask for one and at the end of the journey I paid for the sandwich that I had and then he did not bring my change I had to ask him for the money before leaving the ferry. I really felt as if I was invisible! I know the ferry was very busy and maybe he was new. Apart from that I always enjoy my trips on the ferry.
'Patricia' travelled Poole Guernsey with Condor Ferries
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).
Guernsey is a British crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. It is divided into 10 Parishes.
Rising sea levels transformed Guernsey into the tip of a peninsula jutting out into the emergent English Channel until about 6000 BC, when Guernsey and other promontories were cut off from continental Europe, becoming islands. Guernsey’s living history book begins with Neolithic Man and the oldest manmade structure in Europe.
The island formed part of Normandy from 933, forging a link between Britain and France that survives in Norman Law, surnames and Guernesaise, the local language. Guernsey sided with England in 1204. Castle Cornet was built to repel a French invasion and today houses some of the island’s best museums.
The 20th century also left its mark, when the islands became bulwarks in Europe’s WWII Atlantic Wall.