"Travel from Santandar to Poole"
Reviewed 06 July 2014 by Frank
Good crossing and good service.
'Frank' travelled Santander Poole with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
Reviewed 01 July 2014 by Susan
Everything fine no problems. Food Good .Cabins fine comfy bed.
'Susan ' travelled Santander Poole with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by janet
On the whole this was a very comfortable and good value trip .... I enjoyed the crossing and the staff were friendly and pleasant and the facilities were both clean and what was needed...It comes recommended! However I would like to prepare passengers for a couple of things that tripped us up a bit... The crossing is usually from Gijon but our trip was from Santander which we didn't pick up on until we were at the port....entirely our fault and luckily we had plenty of time to drive up the coast but do double check. The other factor, that if you are on the budget that you need to know is that there is no drinking water provided on the boat and the bottled water for sale is quite expensive so make sure you stock up and take water with you the same goes for food but you would expect that AND you could not eat for 24hrs but not drinking is not really an option!
'janet' travelled Santander Poole with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"trip santander to poole"
Reviewed 03 June 2014 by Ian gibbons
Our trip from Santander to Poole on 25th May went very well.The ship was very comfortable re:cabin etc.and the crew onboard were most helpful.Also we were pleased with the price as we have normally travelled with another company which as you must know is more expensive. Our only drawback is the return trip which arrives Santander late at night which would mean a nightime drive but we will consider that nearer the time. Many thanks Ian & Marilyn Gibbons.
'Ian gibbons' travelled Santander Poole with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
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|Santander - Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries - 3 Sailings Weekly / 24 hour crossing|
The port city of Santander is the capital of the autonomous community of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain between Asturias (to the west) and the Basque Country (to the east). In the Roman Empire, the town was known as Portus Victoriae Iuliobrigensium. Its present name is derived from St Emeterio, a martyr whose head was brought there in the 3rd century, according to legend. In 1187, King Alfonso VIII made the abbot of San Emeterio lord of the town, and in 1248 Santander participated in the battle for Seville, receiving a coat of arms as reward. Santander was an important port for Castile in the later Middle Ages, and also for trade with the New World. It officially became a city in 1755. In 1893 the freighter Cabo Machichaco exploded in the harbor, killing 500 people. Santander became the favored summer location for King Alfonso XIII, and it remains popular today for holidays.
Poole is a coastal town, port and tourist destination in the traditional county of Dorset in southern England. The is famed for its large natural harbour, situated on the shores of the English Channel.
The Poole Harbour area has been inhabited for well over 2,000 years.
Poole is positioned on a very popular stretch of coastline, with the resort of Bournemouth to the east, Studland to the south and the Jurassic coast southwest. The town has grown rapidly, and Sandbanks, a small sand spit across part of the harbour mouth, is so popular that it has the fourth highest land value, by area, in the world. There are exclusive homes both on Sandbanks and the whole of the area stretching east from the Harbour to The Avenue (the eastern boundary of Poole).