LD Lines - Further Information on LD Lines Ferry Services
All of LD Lines ships are fully equipped with modern onboard facilities, and are maintained to high standards ensuring passengers have the level of comfort and safety they expect from a modern day ferry company. LD Lines now offers even more ferry crossings to France than before, across the central part of the English Channel, giving freedom to passengers, and allowing them to choose the port and the time that suits them. The Cross Channel ferry services operated by LD Lines between the UK & Ireland and France, are exceptionally fast and convenient, using ports which are are close to many tourist attractions.
All LD Lines vessels are fully equipped with modern onboard facilities, and are maintained to high standards ensuring passengers, have the level of comfort and safety they expect from a high quality ferry service. Both LD Lines and Transmanche Ferries allow foot passengers and vehicles on all routes to France.
The LD Lines ferry service between Portsmouth and Le Havre replaced the service run by P&O Ferries up to 2005.
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LD Lines Routes
LD Lines offer four main ferry routes sailing under their own name and through their sister company Transmanche Ferries.
There is a daily service between Portsmouth and Le Havre all year round.
LD Lines' English Channel operations commenced in October 2005, operating between Portsmouth, England and Le Havre, France. This service was introduced following the withdrawal of P&O Ferries' longstanding operation on this route. There is one sailing per day in each direction, with the Portsmouth-Le Havre sailing taking place overnight. This uses one vessel, the MS Norman Spirit, which is ironically a former P&O vessel (used on their Dover-Calais route until May 2005).
In addition to the services connecting the UK and France, LD Lines also offer a service connecting Ireland with France between the ports of Rosslare and Le Havre. From November 2008 LD Lines will open a weekly passenger and freight service between Le Havre and Rosslare, Republic of Ireland. The new ferry currently under construction in Italy will serve the route departing from Le Havre on Fridays and returning from Rosslare on Saturdays. The crossing time is expected to be 20 hours.
New for 2009! LD Lines now offer a connection between two return sailings daily will be provided between Dover and Boulogne with a crossing time of just 1 hour onboard their new high speed vessel, Norman Arrow. This is a fantastic new addition to this Channel Ferry route which has not been functioning since the closure of the Speed Ferries service in 2008.
Please Note: Due to lack of demand LD Lines no longer run the Dover - Dieppe route.
One round trip daily operating between Dover and Dieppe with a crossing time of 4 hours 15 minutes.
LD Lines Fleet
LD Lines MS Norman Spirit - The Norman Spirit is a rapid, up-to-date ferry. Fitted with stabilizers, it provides optimal comfort whatever the sailing conditions. You’ll find restaurants, cafeterias and a pub. There’s comfortable seating and a friendly and refined atmosphere in the lounges. You’ll also find kids’ areas, Internet access, private cabins and Shopping on board. With a real quality of service, the pleasure begins from the moment you board the ship. The MS Norman Spirit is a passenger and vehicle ferry, used by LD Lines on their route from Portsmouth, England to Le Havre, France.
LD Lines Norman Voyager - The Norman Voyager, is designed to carry up to 800 passengers in 110 cabins and reclining seats. as well as large amounts of freight and vehicle capacity. Onboard there is a bar, restaurant, cinema, Wifi area and comfortable lounges to relax in during the crossing.
LD Lines Norman Arrow - The latest addition to the LD Lines fleet. The Norman Arrow operates four return sailings daily between Dover and Boulogne and is the world’s largest diesel-powered catamaran.
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