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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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English first
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Reasonably helpful service on loading but that is where it ended. I went straight up to the restaurant looking forward to a hearty breakfast but I was sorely disappointed. The eggs were undercooked - the whites were still clear and gelatinous, and the rest of the breakfast was similarly bad. To add insult, there was only one till open so... More

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Durham, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I have no complain regarding the ferry service and food. My complain is regarding the shop. I went to to cashier with 2 cosmetic products. There was an offer sign of a free cosmetic bag when buying two products from this particular brand. However, the cashier didn't know anything about this. Furthermore, the price at the till was higher than... More

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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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
18 reviews 18 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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