"Off to France by Ferry"
Reviewed 20 July 2014 by Anonymous
Portsmouth to Caen - by P & O. Excellent. On Time, Efficient, Great service on board. The best way to start and end your holiday.
'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Louis
Excellent all through
'Louis' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
Reviewed 05 July 2014 by Stephen Thomas
The reclining chairs we booked for on a recent trip to France were in our opinion neither use nor ornament. On our journey out, which was probably the one we needed to rest on, because it was an overnight journey and we are both senior citizens, was the worst. The chairs we were given didn't recline back as much as the chairs you book on a flight. These cost us an extra £40, £20 each way. We might as well have sat on an ordinary chair to try to rest. We won't be booking them again. I have commented on the survey below and everything was alright apart from the staff, I think because it was an overnight crossing we didn't see much staff but the staff we did see on the journey back were friendly and competent. Thank you Stephen Thomas
'Stephen Thomas' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
"Portsmouth to Caen"
Reviewed 04 July 2014 by Steve Regan
A group of friends, and myself, recently visited the D Day Landing Beaches. We decided to drive our own vehicle. We chose a ferry service, as we all enjoy the view of the English Coastline and passing the historic sites along the departure route. The Channel journey, across to France,was very pleasant (the weather helps here)and the approach to the Docks allowed us a good view of the areas that we would be visiting. We would certainly use the service again.
'Steve Regan' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
|Newhaven - Dieppe with DFDS Seaways - 14 Sailings Weekly / 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 15 minute crossing|
|Poole - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 7 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 - 7 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Portsmouth - Le Havre with Brittany Ferries - 9 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.