"travelling with Brittany Ferries"
Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Gabrielle
We sailed on the Etretat out to France, and the Normandie Express home, both daytime crossings Portsmouth/Le Havre. Excellent service, everything very clear, and clean. The staff were lovely, catering was good both ways. We had delicious crevettes as a proper lunch on the way out, with wine... and a lighter salad lunch in our seats on the return - because I was very happy sitting in the chairs right by the bow-windows for a great view! I don't remember the drive on and off being so fast before, so I was impressed.
'Gabrielle' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with Brittany Ferries on Etretat
"best value ferry"
Reviewed 21 August 2014 by Sharon
The trip was comfortable, smooth crossing. Cabin booked for return, which was good, ensuite and private space to relax. Overnight crossing however, no cabins available. The lounge seats barely recline at all and this made sleeping very uncomfortable. Also no blankets given, and it was very cold. I slept very little. Some people stretched out on the wooden floor as a more comfortable option! So I would recommend a cabin if you want to sleep.
'Sharon' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
"Cancelled our cabin two days before sailing"
Reviewed 16 August 2014 by Simon
We booked the ferry in February 2014 for a sailing in August 2014. Two days before we were due to sail. we received a phone call to say that the ship had been changed and we couldn't have a cabin! They did resolve it in the end but it was upsetting. I'm certain that had we not been so forthright, we'd have had to sleep on the deck! In all other respects we were happy with the service.
'Simon' travelled Portsmouth Le Havre with DFDS Seaways on Norman Voyager
Reviewed 15 August 2014 by Anonymous
The whole package is good value for money we found the seating poor if you did not get to the recliners early as a result sleep was near impossible. The staff were very helpful and friendly. The mens toilets flooded and it seemed could not be repaired. The overall verdict was good.
'Anonymous' 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.