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"The trip we never did from Cherbourg to Portsmouth - and the trip we did make"
Unsurprisingly, our ferry crossing from Cherbourg to Portsmouth had to be cancelled to strong winds. When we rang up Brittany Ferries they were very helpful in arranging for us to the get ferry from St Malo. Whilst this was much longer, it was as comfortable as it could be. Brittany Ferries' customer service was first rate.Read More Read Less
Very efficient and organised, punctual and smooth crossings. Very good quality of provisions on board and friendly staff.Read More Read Less
"Our journey back home from france"
We had a very pleasant sailingRead More Read Less
"Easy crossing "
I’ve been backwards and forwards across the channel more times than I can count over the last thirty years, and this has to have been one of the best experiences. Huge thanks to the crew and staff. The ship was clean, everyone was helpful, the food was great! I’ll definitely be using this route again.Read More Read Less
The Portsmouth Cherbourg ferry route connects England with France. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Brittany Ferries. This ferry to France crossing operates up to 9 times each week with sailing durations from around 3 hours.
Portsmouth Cherbourg sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.
Portsmouth is one of the best connected ports in the United Kingdom, serving nine different destinations across Europe with operators including Condor Ferries and Brittany Ferries. To the south of the naval base, you will find the Isle of Wight (Ryde) Passenger Ferry Terminal, while the Continental Ferry Terminal serves Le Havre in France and Bilbao in Spain. There are also daily crossings to Cherbourg, Caen and St Malo in France, St Helier in Jersey and St Peter Port in Guernsey.
Located on the south coast of England, in the county of Hampshire, Portsmouth is the UK's only island city, situated around 100 km to the south west of London and 30 km to the east of Southampton. The city's long history is inextricably linked to the sea, hosting to the oldest dry dock in the world still used today and also to famous ships such as HMS Victory, Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship; the Mary Rose, and HMS Warrior.
The town and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the Manche department of Normandy in the north west of France. The town's port is perhaps best known as a cross channel port serving ferries travelling between the United Kingdom and France. One of the most popular attractions in the town is the Museum T. Henry which was founded in 1831 following a donation of more than 160 paintings by Henry, commissioner of the Royal Museums. Today, the museum has a collection of 300 paintings by French, Dutch and Italian artists stretching back from the present day to the Middle Ages. Contained in the collection are "The Ascent to Calvary" by Murrillo, "Christ Died" which is attributed to Filippino Lippi, and the "Conversion of St. Augustine" by Beato Angelico.
Also in the town and popular with visitors is the 12th century Abbey du Voeu which was dedicated to the Virgin. The church was consecrated in 1181, during the reign of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, who were present at the ceremony.
Ferry services from the port depart to Poole and Portsmouth in England and to Rosslare in Ireland.