"Poole to Santander :-)"
Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Alan
Hi everyone A great trip by LD lines, good service on board, pleasant staff ;-)comfortable sleeping accommodation and a nice steady smooth trip overall so yeah get yourself booked on any LD Lines sailings for a satisfactory cheap but well worth it crossing. Cheers Alan Spain
'Alan' travelled Poole Santander with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"Start of holiday"
Reviewed 02 July 2014 by David
What can I say, fantastic helpful staff, well organised entry and exit, reasonable ish priced tasty food, drink expensive, great crossing, shoals of dolphins made it special. We loved the whole experience and it got our holiday off to a great start. If things are not right I will complain !!!!! No complaints this time Thanks Dave
'David ' travelled Poole Santander with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"Poole to Santander June 2014"
Reviewed 22 June 2014 by Christopher
This is a good service! You get what you pay for in terms of facilities so compare costs before criticising live so many I have read. The crew could not be more helpful, the cabins are clean and comfortable, the food is basic but plenty of it and not too expensive. This is a no frills service at a cost effective price and I hope that it continues that way. We'll done LD Lines!
'Christopher' travelled Poole Santander with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
Reviewed 15 June 2014 by Maggie
We set sail from Poole and then Santander after effortless boarding procedures both ways and found lovely comfortable cabins waiting both times. The food was outstanding, 12 euro of a 2 course meal (which was plentiful) or you could choose a sandwich etc. The chaps behind the bar were so efficient and helpful, they where happy to chat when they weren't to busy. Drinks where very reasonable-3 euro for a pint of lager and 8 euro for a bottle of decent wine and 1.50 euro for a cup of tea or bottle of water. Some people were saying they where bored as there wasn't enough to entertain them however there are back to back current films showing in the lounge and you can hire 2 DVD's for 6 euro or sit on the sun deck if the weather is nice. The shop is tiny but has the essentials needed for the trip and there is a chocolate dispenser in the lobby with everything for 1 euro. All of our group found the trip excellent value for money with lovely, happy and efficient staff to help the journey along. I would certainly travel with LD lines again.
'Maggie' travelled Poole Santander with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
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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).
The port city of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain between Asturias (to the west) and the Basque Country (to the east). In the Roman Empire, the town was known as Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium. Its present name is derived from St Emeterio, a martyr whose head was brought there in the 3rd century, according to legend. In 1187, King Alfonso VIII made the abbot of San Emeterio lord of the town, and in 1248 Santander participated in the battle for Seville, receiving a coat of arms as reward. Santander was an important port for Castile in the later Middle Ages, and also for trade with the New World. It officially became a city in 1755. In 1893 the freighter Cabo Machichaco exploded in the harbor, killing 500 people. Santander became the favored summer location for King Alfonso XIII, and it remains popular today for holidays.