Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Andrea
I have not travelled with Brittany ferries for some years as I am not a good sailor. I was incredibly impressed with the level of service on this crossing. The staff were friendly and helpful, the entertainment fo rthe children was a blessing, allowing parents to have a bit of a break while their kids were being entertained (the panto was a great experience for my 5 year old). The best thing however was the food in the restaurante which can only be decsibed as outstanding. The buffet table of starters was a gastronomic delight. The only problem was leaving enough room for the outstanding main course. Beautiful food cooked with great skill. I was not particularly looking forward to the ferry crossing, especially with 2 young children but I have to say I really enjoyed it. Far less stressful than air travel.
'Andrea' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Peter
I booked the trip Portsmouth to Cherbourg for 3 people through Directferries at about half the cost of going direct. FANTASTIC. I wanted to change the destination to Caen. I rang Directferries, got through within about a minute, spoke to a VERY helpful lady & within 3 minutes had changed the destination & paid the extra £15. Incredibly good service. Thank you very much. I will always use Directferries. This looks like an advert but its true!! The ferry was clean, comfortable & on time. Thanks Peter
'Peter' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Barry
We sailed from Portsmouth to Caen on July 14th, the ship was excellent, food really good and value for money. We sailed on time on the outward and return journey. We had reserved recliner seats in a quiet lounge which we would do again. Really happy with the experience.
'Barry ' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
"Overall a good experience"
Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Lucy
I found my recent ferry crossing on Brittany Farries very good. We had a cabin which I would not have wanted to travel without especially as we have small children. The restaurants are good and the shops have a wide range of products. The soft play area is great and really helped keep my kids entertained. Generally it was a good experience my only criticism was that there was a face painter on board who only did 15 children - there were 300 children on the boat. I think it would have been fairer not to offer it to anyone,
'Lucy' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
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|Newhaven - Dieppe with DFDS Seaways - 14 Sailings Weekly / 4 hour crossing|
|Plymouth - Roscoff with Brittany Ferries - 8 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Plymouth - St Malo with Brittany Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 10 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Poole - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 5 Sailings Weekly / 4 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Poole - St Malo with Condor Ferries - 6 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - St Malo with Brittany Ferries - 5 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Portsmouth - Le Havre with Brittany Ferries - 7 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 - 6 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 50 minute crossing|
Britain's foremost naval station, Portsmouth occupies the bulbous peninsula of Portsea Island, on the eastern flank of a huge, easily defended harbour. The ancient Romans raised a fortress on the northernmost edge of this inlet, and a small port developed during the Norman era, but this strategic location wasn't fully exploited until Tudor times, when Henry VII established the world's first dry dock here and made Portsmouth a royal dockyard. It has flourished ever since and nowadays Portsmouth is a large industrialized city, its harbour clogged with naval frigates, ferries bound for the continent or the Isle of Wight, and swarms of dredgers and tugs.
Old Portsmouth, based around the original harbour, preserves some Georgian and a little Tudor character. East of here is Southsea , a residential suburb of terraces with a resort strewn along its shingle beach, where a mass of B&Bs face stoic naval monuments.
Caen is a city in the north west France. It is the administrative capital of the Calvados département, and the capital of the administrative Lower Normandy région whose inhabitants are called Caennais. Caen is known for historical buildings built in the time of William the Conqueror, who was buried here. From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, Caen expanded in times of Peace, building its urban image ; private Italian-style mansions, Saint-Sauveur Square and the convent buildings of the two abbeys. In the wake of the poet, François de Malherbe, the city boasted an intense intellectual era. During the 19th Century, the city entered the industrial era with the railroad and canal linking Caen to the sea in 1857. On June 6th 1944, Caen set its mark on the world stage with the Normandy Landings. From its ashes, the city grew to prove the values of peace, solidarity and human rights, so well-reflected today in Caen Memorial.