"Portsmouth - Le Havre"
Reviewed 20 November 2013 by John Gregory
Travelled overnight, found staff on board very pleasant and helpful. Had a clean and comfortable cabin. Good food and drink. Very good price for crossing.
'John Gregory' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
"Your male chef"
Reviewed 19 November 2013 by Rose
All was well until the chef shouted at me because nobody was there to serve and it was my first time and it was really embering otherwise we enjoyed our trip hopefully he would control his temper with the costomers. Thanks alot. Rose Wilson
'Rose ' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
"Weekend in Honfleur"
Reviewed 18 November 2013 by Jennifer
We were very impressed with our ferry. We had a meal in Portsmouth before boarding the 11.00 p.m ferry, had a few drinks in the very comfortable, clean bar. Reasonable prices. Cabin was larger than we had had on other ferries, we were a group of 4 and had two cabins everyone slept well. Lots of staff on hand when we boarded to assist us in finding our way around. We had a meal on our journey home on the 5.00 p.m ferry, very nice food shop is very small but overall a very pleasant experience.
'Jennifer' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
"Once again great service"
Reviewed 09 November 2013 by Evthokia
Good facilities including a microwave. I would say that we sat opposite the soft play area and it was very noisy. Lots of older children screening and shouting without parental supervision.
'Evthokia' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
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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.
Le Havre is a city in Normandy, northern France, at the mouth of the Seine. The city was founded in 1517, when it was named Franciscopolis after Francis I of France, and subsequently named Le Havre-de-Grâce. Le Havre simply means the harbour or the port. Its construction was ordered to replace the ancient harbours of Honfleur and Harfleur whose utility had decreased due to silting. The history of the city is inextricably linked to its harbour. In the 18th century, as trade from the West Indies was added to that of France and Europe, it began to grow. During the 19th century, it became an industrial center. Devastated in the Second World War, the ferry port has been rebuilt into a lively, bustling town that is France's largest foreign trade port, and the fifth biggest European port. It's not only a large commercial port or an industrial centre; the city also has a yachting harbour and a beach that has been awarded the Pavillon bleu label.