"Don't turn up early."
Reviewed 08 September 2014 by Anonymous
The two biggest advantages of travelling by Condor Ferries are that one doesn't have to fly and you can take your car. The biggest disadvantages are that ferry ports are not the friendliest of places and are extremely bleak. We decided to stay overnight in Portland and get to the terminal in plenty of time to catch the 13:30 from Weymouth to Jersey but we arrived too early so had to park outside. We went into the terminal to the cafe which reminded me of a 1960's railway station cafe - very basic and very little choice. There were no shops to buy books, papers or other items to help while away the time. Although the facilities in Jersey were a great deal better, I would suggest it is better not to arrive early. From when the gates opened until getting on the ferry was all very painless. The whole process was very efficient. Although we didn't expect to be piped aboard, it would have been nice it there had been a crew member available to at least point us towards where we were to sit - we had booked into "Club" so had numbered seats. The seats were very comfortable, and everything we wanted was brought to us. Service was not particularly fast but, given the ship was full, it was perfectly acceptable. The crossing was a bit bumpy but probably no more so than if we had flown and, of course one can always go outside for a breath of air (although we chose not to). Disembarking was just as efficient and we were quite quickly off with good directions both sides as to how to get away from the port. In summary, ferry terminals need to take a leaf out of the airport terminals' book and provide for passengers who turn up early with nothing to do and with money to spend!
'Anonymous' travelled Weymouth Jersey (St Helier) with Condor Ferries on Condor Vitesse
Reviewed 23 August 2014 by Robert
I have traveled extensively on car ferries to and from Ireland and also to Spain and have never experienced such chaos, particularly in the loading of the ferry. The process took ages and the ferry was late to start with and this got later and later. Cars have to reverse up and down ramps once on board or get squeezed into corners. Some even had to reverse onto the boat itself. Waiting to disembark we had to dodge moving cars as we waited to get into ours - it had been parked in to the extent it was not possible to get in until all the other cars had been moved. To me the problem seemed to be an antiquated ship that was no longer fit for purpose and it is an experience i will not be repeating. I will fly and hire a car on my next trip to Jersey.
'Robert' travelled Weymouth Jersey (St Helier) with Condor Ferries on Condor Vitesse
Reviewed 18 August 2014 by Christopher
We found the company very pleasant and accepting of our circumstances, the company was very easy to contact and although it was entirely our own fault regarding missing the ferry we found them to be extremely helpful and accommodating, we were also able to change our days to extend the holiday too.
'Christopher' travelled Weymouth Jersey (St Helier) with Condor Ferries on Condor Express
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by Alan
The trip from Weymouth to Jersey and back was a very easy and relaxing experience. Having never done the ferry trip before the staff made everything from boarding with my car to directing me to wherever I wanted to be on board very straightforward. A good way to travel.
'Alan' travelled Weymouth Jersey (St Helier) with Condor Ferries on Condor Vitesse
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Weymouth is a town in Dorset, England, situated on a sheltered bay – Weymouth Bay – and the natural harbour formed by the mouth of the River Wey on the English Channel coast. The town is eight miles south of Dorchester, and just north of the Isle of Portland.
Weymouth had long been a port before the Georgians popularized it as a resort. It's possible that a ship unloading a cargo here in 1348 first brought the Black Death to English shores, and it was from Weymouth that John Endicott sailed in 1628 to found Salem in Massachusetts.
A few buildings survive from these pre-Georgian times. But Weymouth's most imposing architectural heritage stands along the Esplanade, a dignified range of bow-fronted and porticoed buildings gazing out across the graceful bay.
Jersey is a British crown dependency in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. Along with the Guernsey it forms the grouping known as the Channel Islands.
The defence of all these islands is the responsibility of the United Kingdom. However, Jersey is not part of the UK, nor the European Union, but is rather a separate possession of the Crown.
Jersey’s prehistoric period produced a rich legacy of artefacts. Remnants of a great French forest that existed over 10,000 years ago, when the Island was part of the continent can still be seen today at St Ouen when there is a low tide. Flints and crude stone tools were left by hunters in La Cotte a la Chevre (Goat’s cave) now perched 60 feet (18 m) above the sea level on the north coast of St Ouen and La Cotte de St Brelade is one of the most important Palaeolithic sites in Europe.