Reviewed 25 October 2014 by Robin
Used this crossing to take a van to and from France. Booking in, loading and offloading were very efficient and the cabins we were allocated were fine although the shower/toilet smelled slightly on both crossings - maybe because both of them were quite rough and there had probably been a lot of cleaning to do between crossings. Being a smaller boat than some, it was not quite as stable in the rough weather as those on other crossings. There was the usual annoyance of the cabin card key failing to work until the tenth attempt and the premature rush to have you out of the cabins well before there was a need to go down to the car deck. Food was probably OK but,in spite of our intention to eat on board, it looked decidedly unappetising so we settled for a cup of machine coffee instead. Overall an OK crossing providing good value but not one where you could say "Our holiday starts here"
'Robin' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Seven Sisters
"A good nights sleep"
Reviewed 17 October 2014 by Anonymous
Even though the sea was quite rough we slept all night. The loading and unloading were efficient. Would use DFDS again.
'Anonymous' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
"Portsmouth to La Harve with DFDS"
Reviewed 09 October 2014 by Selena
I often travel to France and have found the route from Portsmouth to La Harve to be the least expensive and quickest route to the part of Normandy I visit. You pay less in tolls, it's only a two hour drive to Villedieu whereas it may be an hour's drive from Caen but almost 3 times the cost on Brittany ferry. The boat was much cleaner on this route than the Dover to Calais one which, frankly, was awful. I do hope DFDS continue to serve this route as I've read somewhere they may be discontinuing! The alternative, Brittany ferries is very expensive. Our Government is very short sighted, even stupid, if they think high fuel levy's will bring in more revenue....have they thought about the people they will make unemployed who will cost the country more money! Do they ever!!!!!!
'Selena' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
"Portsmouth-Le Havre September 2014"
Reviewed 04 October 2014 by Eileen
We have travelled on this route on a number of occasions and have always found it very satisfactory. Our last trip - 16-27 September -was no exception. The staff - from booking-in to onboard, were efficient, friendly and helpful. the only negative was disembarking in Portsmouth on return, which took more than an hour. There is no point in recommending this route as from what we read in the press, it will be ending later this year??. A great disappointment.
'Eileen' 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.