"welcome on board"
Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Michel
A superb crossing, a good timekeeping, the staff is available. Plus the sea was calm and the sun was shining.
'Michel' travelled St Malo Guernsey with Condor Ferries on Condor Rapide
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Ralph
We enjoyed two excellent recent journeys on Condor ferries to Guernsey from St Malo and return, and found staff, facilities, seating and cleanliness to our complete satisfaction. The ferries were punctual to the minute and we would have no hesitation in recommending Condor ferries to anyone contemplating this journey.
'Ralph' travelled St Malo Guernsey with Condor Ferries on Condor Rapide
"a stopover in Jersey"
Reviewed 25 June 2014 by Gwenael le jendre
Nobody informed me when I purchased the ticket that there was a stopover in Jersey. It's a waste of time to disembark and board the other ferry. It was a nice crossing though.
'Gwenael le jendre' travelled St Malo Guernsey with Condor Ferries on Condor Rapide
"Trip St Malo - Guernsey v.v."
Reviewed 14 June 2014 by Jan van der Veen
Well organised and fine journey. One point: darn cold air coming from the aircon, especially on the way back.
'Jan van der Veen' travelled St Malo Guernsey with Condor Ferries on Condor Rapide
St-Malo is a port city in Brittany northern France on the English Channel. Walled and built with grey granite stone, modern St-Malo traces its origins to a monastic settlement founded by saints Aaron and Brendan early in the sixth century. In later centuries it became notorious as the home of a fierce breed of pirate-mariners, who were never quite under anybody's control but their own; for four years from 1590, St-Malo even declared itself to be an independent republic. The corsaires of St-Malo not only forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute, but also brought wealth from further afield. Jacques Cartier, who colonized Canada, lived in and sailed from St-Malo, as did the first colonists to settle the Falklands - hence the islands' Argentinian name, Las Malvinas. Now inseparably attached to the mainland, St-Malo is the most visited place in Brittany - thanks to its superb old citadelle.
Guernsey is a British crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. It is divided into 10 Parishes.
Rising sea levels transformed Guernsey into the tip of a peninsula jutting out into the emergent English Channel until about 6000 BC, when Guernsey and other promontories were cut off from continental Europe, becoming islands. Guernsey’s living history book begins with Neolithic Man and the oldest manmade structure in Europe.
The island formed part of Normandy from 933, forging a link between Britain and France that survives in Norman Law, surnames and Guernesaise, the local language. Guernsey sided with England in 1204. Castle Cornet was built to repel a French invasion and today houses some of the island’s best museums.
The 20th century also left its mark, when the islands became bulwarks in Europe’s WWII Atlantic Wall.