"A superb crossing"
Reviewed 31 July 2014 by John
Other than being 25 minutes late leaving, the 8.15am Ferry one Thursday morning was a great joy. The weather was warm, the sea calm, and the food on board was first-class. The staff were courteous and the whole experience was superb.
'John' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
Reviewed 24 July 2014 by Adrian
Fantastic service and superb ferry........highly recommended. Like travelling 5 star on a luxury cruise liner. Would definitely use this service again .
'Adrian' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Mont St Michel
Reviewed 24 July 2014 by Stella
I had a very pleasant journey cabin was clean and the staff were pleasant as I was travelling alone it was a very good experience looking forward to next time
'Stella' travelled Portsmouth Caen with Brittany Ferries on Normandie
Reviewed 23 July 2014 by Tommy
Me and my wife traveled across the English Channel in sunshine and calm weather. It was a wonderful trip that we can recommend to anyone who wants to enjoy a beautiful day at sea. The staff was very nice if a little ignorant on current day´s drink recipes:-) The quiz and music in the bar never started. Best regards, Tommy and Monica - Sweden
'Tommy' 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.