Running a French Holiday Gite in Rural Brittany

Saturday, April 02, 2011

First crossing with DFDS Seaways

A couple of weeks ago I was over at our Brittany Holiday Gite for some well earned rest from work and had the usual dilemma as to which ferry route to take.

In the end it was the shorter Dover crossing that won out (again) as I was able to buy a return crossing with DFDS (NorfolkLine as was) for just £50 for the return journey.

Yes I know it's a longer drive down from Dunkerque to Brittany than the mid channel (LD Lines to Le Havre) or the western channel routes (Condor Ferries or Brittany Ferries to St Malo), but it's motorway almost all the way and I wasn't in a hurry, and it is an awful lot cheaper even taking into account the extra fuel and tolls incurred.

Anyway, this was the first time I'd travelled over on this route since summer last year when DFDS bought NorfolkLine and rebranded the service as DFDS seaways and it seems that in my absence they'd been busy re-painting and re-signing just about everything.

Other than a few small 'NorfolkLine is now DFDS Seaways' signs there was nothing to see of the former company and the ferry boat looked really smart with its new DFDS livery down the side:

DFDS Dunkerque Seaways

DFDS Seaways logo on side of the ferry

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  • I too travelled from Dunkerque to Brittany. Its a long way out, but norfolkline is cheaper and best in organizing ferries and I've enjoyed travelling by ferry.

    By Anonymous France Ferries, at April 05, 2011  

  • Traveling by ferry is always a fun filled experience besides its affordable too.

    By Anonymous ferry, at May 06, 2011  

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