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Baie de Seine

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Portsmouth Bilbao & Portsmouth Le Havre routes

The Baie de Seine is the second ship in Brittany Ferries no frills ‘économie’ fleet and offers a simple yet extremely comfortable service. Formerly with DFDS as the Sirena Seaways, the Baie de Seine has a passenger capacity of 610 and availability for more than 200 vehicles. Onboard you’ll find a self-service restaurant with limited choice, a small bar and café, boutique, limited seating, a range of en-suite cabins, free Wi-Fi internet access and children’s play area.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There is vast array of cabin choice available onboard, with the Baine de Seine offering 2,3 and 4 berth inside and outside cabins all of which are equipped with ensuite facilities and are air conditioned. Cots are available on request. Disabled cabins are also available.

Onboard Food and Drink

A self-service restaurant can be located on Deck 8 which offers a selection of tasty hot and cold food as well as snacks and deserts. If you would prefer to just have a relaxing beverage there is a Bar overlooking the ships bow offering a range of beers, French wines, soft drinks and light snacks or there is a café on the deck below.

Onboard Shopping

The boutique offers passengers a chance to purchase gifts for themselves or others. You can pick up items such as spirits, wine, tobacco, perfume and cosmetics plus much more for very reasonable prices.

Accessibility

The ship is wheelchair friendly with disabled parking available close to passenger lifts as well as specially fitted cabins. Please contact the operator prior to your departure if you need these services.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Baie de Seine guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Baie de Seine Reviews

4.3
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • "santander to portsmouth"

    Everything proffesional as usual

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    Reviewed by Gavin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Ferry"

    Very clean boat with very efficient staff, nothing is too much trouble

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    Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Fifty-fifty"

    I travelled from France to Portsmouth on the Baie de Seine, which is a good improvement on past ferries. The cabins are well-designed for convenient space, the shop and restaurant areas look inviting and well-presented. Boarding and disembarking well handled. I came back on the Etretat, an older boat (I think) where the layout and appearance are showing their age. I don't understand why you have to queue up for a cabin entry code. I discovered the next morning that the upper bunk (cabin 6A25) above me was insecurely fastened, and could have given me a mighty crack on the head! Staff on both boats were welcoming and polite.

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    Reviewed by Philip who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Very comfortable. very good location for ports to UK"

    4 berth cabin ideal for older person no midnight ladder up/down cabin very clean ,food very good served hot, good signage to allow moving around ,lucky weather we used the sun deck

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Easy sailing"

    A very enjoyable trip back from France. The cabin was comfortable and clean. Being a small ship loading and unloading times were very short

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    Reviewed by Allan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "A very pleasant Sail"

    We sailed out on the Baie de Seine which although Economy was very nice and the food was excellent. Our return journey was on the Pont Aven and the sail was great , food very good, lots more to do on this ship .

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    Reviewed by Bernie who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Comfortable journeys "

    The ferry to Santander was economy so not much entertainment. I liked the reading lounge and luckily weather was great so it was nice to relax in the sunshine. The food was pricey and mediocre. The return ferry was much better. There was small outdoor swimming pool, cinema, entertainment in the form or bingo, quiz and talks. Wider range of food. Overall better experience despite the grey cloudy weather.

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    Reviewed by Anjali who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Very good"

    Enjoyed our crossing, v.good.

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    Reviewed by Peter who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Trip to France"

    The outward trip was very good, the ship Baie de Seine was better for disembarkation than the Etretat which was the ship on the return journey. that part took too long. But overall standards are very good for the "Economie " ships

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    Reviewed by Eric who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Plain Sailing"

    Recently used the Bilbao - Portsmouth - Bilbao route, easy access to both terminals,everything from check in to disembarkation very good on this route

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    Reviewed by Keith who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Smooth crossing"

    Having driven to Spain via Calais, we decided to try the return journey by ferry from Bilbao to Portsmouth. If we drive to Spain in the future we will always consider using the overnight ferry to Bilbao as it was straight forward and made the journey far more pleasurable.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Portsmouth. Bilbao "

    Very quiet and pleasent trip.

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    Reviewed by Oswald Cesar who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Happy customer"

    We enjoyed our ferry return trip from Bilboa to Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We were pleasantly surprised with the cabin size and it had a good ensuite, great value for money. We enjoyed the meals we had in the restaurant. Overall very good. We would definitely use this company again. We booked with Direct Ferries, again a very good company to deal with.

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Great crossing "

    All was well, the cabin was clean, bit of a stain on the bed quilt as it ruffled out of the cover was not so pleasant. But generally was very pleased with the service. I think it is a bit of a rip off now asking for more money for having a bike on the back of the car.

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    Reviewed by Roy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Journey from Bilbao to Portsmouth"

    Overall the experience was very pleasant. The ferry journey represented good value for money. The facilities including the 2 berth cabin were excellent. Food served in the restaurant was very good. The staff were professional, helpful , courteous and efficient at all times. The boarding and disembarkation all though time consuming was probably as good as it could be in all the circumstances. I would recommend this ferry without reservation.

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    Reviewed by Francis J who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Pleasant cruise home to UK"

    We had a pleasant trip on the overnight from Santander to Portsmouth. Beds comfortable, cabin clean. Breakfast in the cafe was a bit disappointing but lunch and dinner in the restaurant were good, if a bit pricey. We were lucky the weather was calm. However there is little to do on this ship so bring your own entertainment.

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    Reviewed by Jonathan who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "GREAT WAY TO RETURN HOME"

    Having spent the summer travelling through France and Spain this was a pleasant way to travel home and relax without being "behind the wheel". The crossing was calm and the cabin was more than adequate. Food and drinks on board were not extortionate. We sailed and arrived on time and were off the boat in a matter of minutes. I would consider using this route again although a port in North West Spain would be a bonus rather than 2 in the North east.

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    Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Excellant trip"

    This was the first time that my wife and I had experienced a long ferry trip (only been to France before). The check-in was very stress-free, unlike airports! and the journey out was very smooth. Even though we were on what was classed as an "Economy" boat, the cabin was very comfortable and relaxing during the voyage was very easy. The duty free shop was very good value and we could pay in sterling as well. The journey back was on a much larger boat, the Cap Finistere; if you can, opt for this one - real cut above the economy boat on the way out. The food in the restaurant was superb and the service also. Again a smooth trip back and easy boarding and disembarkation. I would recommend this way to travel over an airline, if you have the time.

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    Reviewed by Derek who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "Pleasant trip"

    This was a good voyage - I was travelling with friends so no lack of company for dinner or during the day. I had a cabin to myself, very comfortable too.

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    Reviewed by Celia who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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  • "very enjoyable "

    the staff were very pleasant helpful good food excellent acomodacion very clean

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    Reviewed by Fernando who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Baie de Seine

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