"Very good service"
Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Valerie
Very pleased with our trip from Poole to Santander. Cabins clean and comfy, food reasonable and well priced and all crew/staff extremely pleasant and helpful. GREAT
'Valerie' travelled Poole Santander with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"Poole - Santander 26/7/2014"
Reviewed 11 August 2014 by Anonymous
Very efficient booking through Direct Ferries. On the day the ship was loaded quickly and left on time.Cabin was very clean and pleased to have en-suite.Very glad we booked a cabin with window/daylight! Facilities on board ship very, very basic and given the length of the journey it seems wierd to make everyone eat (one school dinner hall style restaurant)at the same time.It was open for two hours for dinner, two hours for breakfast and two hours for lunch!Only other option is a small coffee bar which was constantly mobbed.Food acceptable but uninspiring.Shop on board ship is of no use at all-usually shut and the size of a garden shed with stock to match.We had sunny calm weather for the 26 hour journey but sadly seating on deck was at a premium and most people were obliged to sit on the floor so it looked like a refugee ship.Sighting of dolphins(lots) and a solitary whale were real high spots and the opportunity to sit(on the floor)in sunshine gazing at the wide blue yonder gave a very relaxed start to holiday. Not sure I would feel the same if the weather had prevented us from being outdoors! On balance it was worth the price saving over Brittany Ferries and we would use it again if someone could promise good weather!!! Next time I will arrange my own catering in advance and not rely on the ship's facilities.
'Anonymous' travelled Poole Santander with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"Journey to Santander"
Reviewed 05 August 2014 by Peter
Room clean beds comfortable in general happy with service and accommodation.
'Peter' travelled Poole Santander with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"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
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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.