Following the success of the Bretagne, Brittany Ferries commissioned the Normandie in 1991 for the route between Portsmouth and Caen.

Named after the French region of the same name, it is decorated in traditional Norman style and colours, and features first-rate on-board facilities, including excellent dining, shopping and live entertainment.

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On board Normandie

Facilities & entertainment

There's plenty of space to move around on board with an open plan feel, and lots of areas to relax.

  • Les Boutiques
  • Two cinemas
  • Seasonal Caberet (DJ, Magician, Live Band)
  • Children's entertainment (seasonal)
  • Video games room
  • Children's playroom
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access
  • Baggage room
  • Dual currency ATM
  • Disabled toilets
  • Lifts
  • Baby changing facilities

Normandie features plenty of deck space so you can stretch your legs and and enjoy a calm spot to relax, while enjoying the sea air and incredible views, particularly when entering or leaving the port. Sun decks are on decks 8 and 9.


All of our cabins are ensuite, air conditioned and have fresh linen and towels. Soap and shower gel are also provided and you'll also find at least 1 plug socket to use or to charge any electrical appliances that you may have.

  • Outside 3 berth Commodore cabin
  • Outside large 2 berth/ 4 berth cabin
  • Inside large 2 berth/4 berth cabin
  • Outside 2 berth cabin (wheelchair accessible)
  • Outside 2 berth cabin
  • Inside 2 berth cabin
  • Reclining seat
  • Cots (suitable for infants up to the age of 12 months)

Dining & bars

Main restaurant - Le Deauville

The main restaurant is named after France's beloved racecourse at Deauville and here you can enjoy some excellent French cuisine together with fine French wines in elegant surroundings on deck 8.

The menu itself offers diners a choice of two menus, including a delicious buffet, where you can enjoy a choice of main dish served to your table accompanied by a mouth-watering buffet-style starter, including everything from salads and cured meats to French favourites and fresh seafood. All followed by a choice of indulgent desserts and cheeses.

Self-service restaurant - Riva Bella

For more casual dining visit the self-service restaurant, Riva Bella, which offers a wide selection of mouth-watering hot and cold meals from around the world, as well as French favourites such as our minute steaks cooked to your liking on the spot!

Located on deck 8, there's also a salad buffet, great choice of desserts, and drinks, including wines and beers to accompany your meal.

Café - Le Pays d'Auge

Enjoy a selection of light bites in the café with a range of tempting pastries, cakes and sandwiches, hot and cold drinks. It's a great place to relax and enjoy time with your fellow passengers. Located on deck 9, close to the children's soft play area, it's also a great place for families.

Bar - Le Derby

The main bar is a stylish and comfortable place to meet up with family or friends and relax over a drink. Choose from our finest French wines, cocktails or a choice of cold and hot drinks. Snacks are also available. Located on deck 9, this is also the place for live entertainment in peak season.

There are also a number of flat screen televisions showing big sports matches and news updates.