"Chanel crossing on Norman Voyager"
Reviewed 11 July 2014 by Jenny
Decent food, a comfortable bed in a clean cabin & a good night's sleep on a calm crossing & all cheaper than everyone else, what more could I ask for. Crew were all pleasant & helpful.
'Jenny' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
"ferry from Portsmouth to Le Havre with Brittrany Ferries on the Etretat"
Reviewed 09 July 2014 by Stephen
Very good value for money, would certainly go again.
'Stephen' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"Economie works for me"
Reviewed 02 July 2014 by Michele
Advertised as a no frills service we wondered what we would find. No worries: compact but still up to the standard we would expect from Brittany Ferries. We liked parking on the deck and having a 'no stairs' route to the passenger area. Not sure it would seem as good in wet or windy weather though.
'Michele' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Christian
A great price and a great service.
'Christian' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
|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 - Caen with Brittany Ferries - 3 Sailings Daily / 5 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Brittany Ferries - 7 Sailings Weekly / 3 hour crossing|
|Portsmouth - Cherbourg with Condor Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 5 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Weymouth - St Malo with Condor Ferries - 5 Sailings Weekly / 5 hour 40 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.
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.