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Norfolkline Dunkerque

Dunkerque, France
0844 847 5042
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Dunkerque
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We travel very regularly to Belgium and usually use Norfolkline (now DFDS). The boats are simple yet functional. They are in the process of renovating a lot of the fleet so hopefully they'll improve with time. One BIG bugbear - the check-in process is AWFUL at Dunkirk. It can take 60 minutes to clear customs and immigration after you've checked... More

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Builth Wells
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Good quality modern ships with good facilities. We use the Belgium Luxembourg route avoiding peage to get to the south of France so convenient for this. Been regulars for some time and would have rated 5 a couple of years ago but changes to the upper deck restaurant and first class lounge have lowered service. The restaurant only opens now... More

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Bilbao
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17 reviews 17 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

In the past 10 months I've taken my car across to Europe on DFDS ferries several times and with one small but they've been brilliant! I've paid the £10 for first class which gave me priority boarding and disembarkation so I've been miles up t he road before the trucks and other vehicles have left the ship. I've also had... More

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Munich, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

At this stage we have used DFDS maybe 4 or 5 times and with their own vessels we never had a problem. Coming from Germany the slightly longer journey time than Calais ferries is compensated by the shorter drive and very straight forward and relatively quiet port. We didnt have a meal on board, but simple stuff like a bowl... More

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Rossendale
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85 reviews 85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

We travel to Germany quite often and find the Dover To Dunkerque the best for us a lot less hassle than Calais and less miles on our route the DFDS ships are comfortable there is free wifi onboard but it does not always work, we have not eaten on board the ships but the coffee is always fine, like all... More

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Nottingham
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We missed our scheduled sailing because of traffic but were put on the next one, no problem, no extra cost. What can we say? Better than flying - no baggage checks or restrictions, not as comfortable as Eurostar but overall very convenient. Very well organised. The only downside is the food. You can't expect 5-star cuisine when so many have... More

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Second time now travelling Dover-Dunkirk with DFDS. Weather/crossing v smooth both times so I consider myself lucky! Travelling with two children (3&5), facilities on board for kids is great. Soft-play area on the ships kept them occupied although would recommend making sure your children wear socks in it - the carpet near to and in the soft play area smelt... More

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Nottingham
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I recently sailed both ways between Dover and Dunkirk. Check in was swift on the English side but was a little slow with having to go through both French and UK passport control. The Port at Dunkirk is not ever so inspiring so I wouldn't plan on spending a lot of time there but do arrive in plenty of time.... More

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Italy
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

As others have noted, check in is very slow. We arrived 40 mins before sailing but couldn't board because check in takes so long and had to spend two hours in the dire lounge - children's play area closed, broken arcade games and smelly toilets!

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Prague, Czech Republic
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

The ferry was fine, and it was the cheapest available during our booking early in July. I was not overly impressed with the facilities and the toilets could have been a little cleaner. My main issue with DFDS is the quality of the food in the cafe. We had a full english breakfast and it was awful. Everything was being... More

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