Caen to Portsmouth with Brittany Ferries
It was with a heavy heart that I had to go to England to pay my last respects to my best friend, who passed away recently. I have used this service before, between Caen & Portsmouth, and the crossing gives me time to eat a good meal, and relax, especially on the return journey, as I like to drive the seven hours home in one go, and in the night. The restaurant serves exellent fare, the waiters and waitresses are friendly and it is well worth the price. No complaints from me, and I only hope the next journey is for happier reasons. Happy sailing.
Portsmouth to St Malo with Brittany Ferries
A long Channel crossing but a comfortable one, with excellent on board facilities and entertainment which was as good as a going to a Theatre Show. The journey length provides provides plenty of time to relax first for a drink before getting a good nights sleep. A very scenic route passing close by the Isle Of Wight, the Cherbourg Peninsular, Alderney and Jersey . Only thing to watch is the dynamic pricing. We saved over £100 by being flexible with our departure day.
Portsmouth to Caen with Brittany Ferries
Although the personnel and the food on the Mont St. Michel were far above what we expected, the Reclining Chairs were not so reclining. This area of the ship seems to have received the least amount of attention to comfort. The window shades were never opened, so we felt quite confined. This was our first trip, so we didn't know you would be better off bringing backpacking equipment with a mattress to sleep on the floor than relying on the provided chairs. I could not keep my chair in a reclining position, no matter which chair I sat in. I was glad that this compartment was not full, because it would have been unbearable to us in our late 50's if we had been confined on all sides by other passengers. We were on a very tight budget, and traveling by the reclining chair option was the only way we could afford the trip. We have already advised others to take a cabin if they decide to take a ferry trip from Portsmouth to France. I got no sleep at all on the way to Caen, and only slept on the return journey because I was so utterly exhausted.