"St Nazaire to Gijon and Gijon to Poole"
Reviewed 05 September 2014 by Anonymous
The St Nazaire to Gijon trip was fine and everything worked well for us. Very polite and helpful staff. Breakfast time could have been earlier for us. The Gijon to Poole trip was too long for us (24hrs) and the swell in the Bay of Biscay made it a rough journey which would have been more stable and comfortable in a larger boat. Sorry, but this wasn't a pleasant experience for us but we were just unlucky with the sea conditions which spoilt the trip.
'Anonymous' travelled with LD Lines on Norman Atlantic/Norman Asturias
"please bring this ship back next summer "
Reviewed 04 September 2014 by Arthur/Ann Buckley
Hello Having used your ship afew times since it started travelling from rosslare to st nazaire I would highly recommend it the comfort of short driving journey only an hour from holiday destinationwhen we arrived in st nazaire Because your service finished on wed27 august we had to make return journey Cherbourg to rosslare with 5hour drive beforehand so tiring please bring service back next year from april to October we travel to france 4 times a yea You must advertise this service people didn't know about it this year Thanking You Yours Sincerely Ann Buckley/
'Arthur/Ann Buckley' travelled with LD Lines on Norman Atlantic
"Santander and Poole with LD Lines"
Reviewed 31 August 2014 by David
Good service all round,even though delayed to Poole due to mechanical problems. However the crew handled the inconvenience with good professional expediency. There was no WIFI available,which really is a must these days. Consequently, personally, that was a negative for me. However the overall ambience of the voyage was in no way affected. Great meals, friendly helpful crew. Clean(spotless) cabins, together with very pleasant weather both ways.....you really can't ask for better! We have sailed with LD Lines a number of times and will gladly recommend them, although this was our first sail to and from Poole. We shall not use this particular route again as getting to and from the M4, especially in darkness, was an experience felt we could do without in future!
'David' travelled with LD Lines on Norman Asturias
"Gijon to Pool"
Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Michael
Travelled from Portugal to Spain at the end of August to catch the ferry to pool in Dorset. The check in procedure was easy and uncomplicated. The cars go up quite a steep ramp to the top deck for parking it is advisable to wait for the car in front of you to leave the ramp before you start your ascent! Life on board for the 24 hours is a little bit boring but you can watch continuous films being played on a big screen TV and go to the restaurant bistro which serves decent food at less than airport prices and a full bottle of wine with your meal costing as little as 9 euros. There is also a bar for alcoholic beverages and they also sell fresh bean to cup coffee. The cabins are quite basic and small but clean and reasonably comfortable beds. The staff are very friendly and helpful and overall it was a good experience during the travel and certainly better than driving for another 18 hours across France and into England. When I worked out the price of what it would've cost me to drive all the way with food stops and also overnight stay in an hotel and then the price of the channel tunnel crossing it roughly worked out about £50 cheaper and was certainly less stressful. I would definitely travel with them again!
'Michael' travelled with LD Lines on Norman Asturias