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Normandie Express

Operated by Brittany Ferries on the Caen Portsmouth & Cherbourg Portsmouth routes

Normandie Express is a high-speed catamaran capable of carrying passengers, vehicles and freight at a maximum speed of 42 Knots (about 78 kilometres per hour). On board you have space to relax and freedom to walk around this High Speed Ferry. For the short channel crossing you'll find comfortable seating, bars, café and a boutique making it an enjoyable experience.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There are no cabins or reserved seats on this ship. Complimentary reclining seats are however included in your ticket offering a comfortable and relaxing environment with each seat having a fold-up tray.

Onboard Food and Drink

On board the Normandie Express you will find two bars and a café, serving sandwiches, salads, pastries, snacks, cold drinks, teas and coffees. There is comfortable seating and tables in an area dedicated to the café. The bars serve a range of drinks from fine French wines to continental lagers and cocktails.

The bars and café offer ample seating with great views, and are the perfect place in which to relax and enjoy time with your friends and fellow passengers as you speed across the channel.

Onboard Shopping

Perfect for gifts, souvenirs, or just a treat for yourself, the shop offers a range of spirits, wine, tobacco, perfumes and cosmetics, leather goods, confectionery, toys, fashion, decoration, souvenirs, newspapers, games, cameras, sunglasses, jewellery and much more! All are at great prices, and certainly worth a browse.

Purchases made on board may be paid for in Euros or Sterling. Payment can be made in cash, by credit or debit card, or by cheque. Prices are shown in both currencies and you can combine different payment methods.

Additional Onboard Facilities

Additional facilities include an open sun deck, slot machines, baby changing room, tourist information and a Bureau de Change.

Travelling with Children

The Normandie Express features a children's play area.

Accessibility

Passengers with limited mobility will find the facilities and access more challenging to negotiate because of the size and design of this vessel.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Normandie Express 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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Onboard Normandie Express

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Normandie Express Reviews

4.2
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:4.1
  • Staff:4.4
  • Catering:3.7
  • Punctuality:4.6
  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "Good service!"

    The Normandy Express is a new and very clean ship. The personal was very friendly. Birding was quick. However, we regret there was no restaurant in board. Thanks!

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    Reviewed by Bernard who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Fast crossing and good service"

    Excellent service with one issue. The directions to the ferry terminal In Portsmouth cannot be opened from the booking website. That needs to be corrected urgently

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    Reviewed by Yves who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Cherbourg to Portsmouth"

    Couldn't fault staff or facilities. Unfortunately a rough trip due to weather conditions and a lot of sick people on board, particularly children. Staff went over and above to help people out. Would do it again.

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    Reviewed by Anton who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "NORMANDIE EXPRESS"

    We really enjoy the crossings on this vessel.We find them comfortable quick and facilities more than adequate.We will continue using it in the future.

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    Reviewed by Michael & Ann from SOUTHAMPTON who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "All good but prepare to use your sea sick bag"

    Ir it wasn’t for the sea sickness half way through it would have been a perfect crossing

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    Reviewed by Filipe who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Always a great start to our holiday"

    We have travelled with Brittany ferries for many years and book through Dire t Ferries. It’s simple! This year we took our dog for the first time. Again simple and smooth.

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Smooth and efficient crossing."

    Superb crossing, super quick loading and we left 15 mins early! Unloading equally as efficient, I was off and on the road 10mins before the scheduled docking time, so can’t ask for better than that! Crew helpful and friendly and food reasonably priced.

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    Reviewed by Martin who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Holiday ferry"

    My trip on the catermaran was very choppy going out and the staff were very helpful to passengers feeling the worse for ware. The trip back was smooth and the crossing is quick so if you are not a good traveller it’s over with very wuickly

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    Reviewed by William who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Ferry from st Malo to portsmouth"

    A fantastic end to our holiday. Amazing entertainment including a pantomime for the kids and we arrive an hour early! Can’t fault it.

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    Reviewed by Louise who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Travel "

    Speedy and clean !,

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    Reviewed by Norman who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Fast and efficient "

    Great service, crossing was fast and very organised in terms of getting vehicles on and off both sides. Would recommend .

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    Reviewed by Adam who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Efficient and quick"

    A very satisfactory trip, providing all that one would expect from a cross channel ferry.

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    Reviewed by Raymond who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Fast, Efficient and clean - recommend"

    Fast, efficient and clean - would recommend

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    Reviewed by Cathy who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Comfortable journey "

    Loading/unloading was hassle free, from checking at Portsmouth all the way the staff were cheerful and helpful. Comfortable seating.

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    Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Feed-back from récent trip on normandy express"

    Nice Journey, comfortable seats and good Customer service at cafe. Good range of food and good quality breakfast and meals. However on return journey foot passengers were asked to stay seated until further information to disembark. An elderly couple were anxious to Know which exit to use and were told to wait until they heard further information. Nothing happened for 10 mins and only when somebody asked again were we told to move over to the back of the ferry. Noboby went back to this couple to Tell them directly or directed them towards the exit and had to be told by other passengers. We were late to leave Cherbourg by 30mins but there were no announcement about it or reasons Why.

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    Reviewed by Patricia who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Fantastic crossing"

    This was my first ferry crossing in 20 years! Wow!!! I was so impressed by the boarding team and how they organised all the cars, the information on board, the seating, the little shop and the choice of food and drink!! I wont wait another 20yrs to repeat the experience!! 3 hrs went by very quick. Easy to check in and not too long to get through UK boarder.

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    Reviewed by Sally who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Good experience "

    Fast crossing in comfort without much waiting around

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Impressed"

    I can't really fault anything and was actually quite impressed with the quality of service !! Very friendly attentive staff , clean modern ship , fast service - great all round :)

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    Reviewed by Gerald Abrahams who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Ferry crossing "

    Good service at a good price

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    Reviewed by William who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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  • "Crossing from Portsmouth to Cherbourg and return "

    We were very impressed with both crossings, the efficiency of loading and unloading cars was the best we have experienced and the speed of the crossing was excellent. On board was comfortable and very clean. Thank you Brittany Ferries

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    Reviewed by Barry who travelled with Brittany Ferries on Normandie Express

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