Reviewed 07 December 2014 by Sara
This was the first time I've ventured across the Channel by sea ( Always preferring the Tunnel) and I was very very impressed with the quality of the 'Armorique'Ferry travelling over to Caen. I had a beautifully designed, clean and contemporary cabin and the rest of the ship was equally beautifully presented, comfortable and warm. The food is outstanding and next time I travel over I shall eat a full meal on both crossings - French chefs know how to treat their customers as well as keep the food fresh and everything was spotless. The French/English staff were cheerful, professional and chatty. Most importantly the voyage for my husband and I was a real success and we'd definitely travel with Brittany Ferries every time.
'Sara' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Armorique
Reviewed 01 December 2014 by Peter
I have now travelled a number of times from Manchester to the Malaga area on the Costa del Sol and without a doubt the most cost effective route is Portsmouth to Caen, the ship was clean and the food was excellent, I had a cabin which was extremely reasonable but gave me a considerable rest period, which is more than welcome on such a long journey, I will definitely be using this route in the future, to sum up in one word "excellent"!
'Peter' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
"A Pleasant Experience"
Reviewed 26 November 2014 by Michael
My wife and I recently took at trip from Portsmouth to Normandy and return. Both crossings were very pleasant. Luckily the weather was mild and the sea was calm. We were both impressed with the overall level of cleanliness on both vessels. Armorique and Mont San Michel. Crews were pleasant and accommodating. I thought cost wise that the service was reasonable value for money.
'Michael' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Armorique
Reviewed 03 November 2014 by Anonymous
Portsmouth to Caen: beautiful ferry and very good crossing. helpful staff . Will use this ferry again
'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Armorique
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Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Portsmouth Caen route is a car and 2 passengers.
|Newhaven - Dieppe with DFDS Seaways - 3 Sailings Daily / 4 hour crossing|
|Plymouth - Roscoff with Brittany Ferries - 10 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Plymouth - St Malo with Brittany Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 10 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Poole - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 4 hour 15 minute crossing|
|Poole - St Malo with Condor Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 6 hour crossing|
|Portsmouth - St Malo with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 11 hour crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 8 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Portsmouth - Le Havre with Brittany Ferries - 10 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Condor Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Weymouth - St Malo with Condor Ferries - 6 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 50 minute crossing|
The English city of Portsmouth is located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire. It is the UK's only island city and is situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea. It is home to the oldest dry dock in the world still in use and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship, the Mary Rose and HMS Warrior. The city is also home to the Royal Marine Commandoes and to a naval base.
The city's port is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations. To the south of the Naval Base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal. The Continental Ferry Terminal is served by ferry services to Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey, St Peter Port in Guernsey and to Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
The town of Caen is located in the Normandy region of north western France and is a lively and attractive city that lies on the banks of the River Orne. The town has many examples of boutiques and shops selling fresh local produce and fine wines and is a shoppers paradise. The town has a number of good restaurants and street side creperies and patisseries that offer food typical of the region. The Vaugueux part of the town is particularly filled with excellent restaurants.
The town is also a great starting point to explore the sites of the Normandy Landings where guided tours are offered. There is also the excellent Caen Memorial Museum which is dedicated to peace and is known as one of the best World War II museums in France. The museum's theme is of reconciliation and has many collections about modern wars and acts of warfare.
A ferry service operates between Portsmouth, England, and Caen/Ouistreham running both standard roll-on-roll-off car ferries and supercat fast ferries. The ferry terminal is roughly 15 km from Caen with a daytime shuttle bus service available for foot passengers.