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About Normandie Express

Ship information and on board services

Presenting Normandie Express, Brittany Ferries' sleek, high-speed catamaran capable of speeds up to 42 knots. The fastest vessel on our fleet, she carries up to 843 passengers and 235 cars and this year will make the daily sprint across the Channel from Portsmouth to Cherbourg in Normandy. Passengers will alight in just three hours, in a port city famous for its Cité de la Mer museum, magnificent restaurants and long history as a hub for transatlantic ocean liners.

En-route there's space to relax and the freedom to walk around. Comfortable seating, bars, café and a small boutique making Normandie Express an enjoyable alternative to those who prefer to travel in style, but to travel quickly too.

Normandie Express has a rich history. Prior to joining Brittany Ferries, she carried the Olympic torch during the relay ahead of the Sydney Olympics. She also helped deliver aid to the tsunami relief effort.

For customers and staff, the return of Normandie Express heralds the start of the summer season. This year she'll operate from the end of April until September the 9th, carrying more than 110,000 passengers and travelling 30,000 nautical miles.

Please note: Normandie Express operates a no-smoking policy throughout the vessel at all times including e-cigarettes.



Complimentary reclining seats are included offering a comfortable and relaxing environment with each seat having a fold-up tray. View the accommodation on board Normandie Express

'Dining & bars'

Dining & bars

The food outlets and bars on Normandie Express offer a range of delicious food and drink that helps turn your journey into part of your holiday. View the dining options on board Normandie Express

'Facilities & entertainment'

Facilities & entertainment

The facilities on Normandie Express include a shop, Open viewing deck, baby changing room and disabled toilet. View facilities & entertainment on board Normandie Express

'Technical specifications'

Technical specifications

Find out about the technical specifications of our high-speed ferry to France Normandie Express. View the technical specification of Normandie Express

'Normandie Express Video'

Normandie Express Video

Travel to France in the fast lane with Normandie Express, Brittany Ferries' high speed catamaran. Designed to travel at speeds of up to 42 knots, the journey time from Portsmouth to France is just three hours Watch the video

'Travelling with your pet'

Travelling with your pet

Information for bringing your pet on board Normandie Express, including what to expect when boarding, during the sailing and disembarkation. View more information

Capacity summary
Seats 850


A colourful salad with glasses of wine

Example menus available on board Normandie Express.

Vehicle Sizes

Our high speed ferry cannot transport large vehicles and trailers.

  • Maximum vehicle dimensions are 4m high and 9m long
  • Trailers and caravans cannot be accepted

All vehicles over 2.2m high have to be reversed on board.

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