Normandy – Land of Liberty  

This year marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, one of the most important events of the Second World War. Commemorate this pivotal moment in history by visiting the beautiful and historic town of Caen in Normandy, and discover all the area has to offer.

DFDS Seaways customers will also receive discounted entry to the Caen Memorial Museum.

  Convenient crossings from Newhaven- Dieppe and Portsmouth- Le Havre 
  Access to the heart of Normandy
  No luggage restrictions



Caen is a gorgeous town located just over an hour’s drive from Le Havre and under 2 hours from Dieppe. Rebuilt after the Second World War, Caen has wonderful architecture and beautiful town squares. The town combines modern life whilst retaining the certain je ne sais quois which you would expect from an 11 th century French town. The Normandy beaches are all within a 45 minute drive away from Caen, making the town a perfect base for exploring the unique history of the region.

Visit our partner for the best hotels in Caen and the surrounding area

Caen Memorial

Caen Memorial

Caen Memorial is a museum of great significance, giving visitors the chance to reflect on the monumental effort involved in the Battle of Normandy. The Memorial has exhibitions and events which change regularly as well as gardens dedicated to the three main allied nations involved in the Battle for Caen, America, Britain and Canada. This year there are additional exhibitions commemorating the 70 th anniversary of D-Day.

Caen Memorial discount

Simply present your DFDS Seaways booking confirmation to receive excellent discounts on Caen Memorial, one of the town’s most popular attractions.

Discounts include:

  • €14 per person until 31 December 2014 (reduced from €19)
  • €7.50 for children aged 10 to 18 until 31 December 2014 (reduced from €16.50)
  • Free meal with purchase of €49 family pass (is it one free meal or free meal for each person?
  • €64 per person for guided tours to the beaches by minivan (reduced from €81)

Please note all tours need to be booked in advance.

Onboard facilities

Onboard facilities

Our western channel ferries are comfortable and well-equipped, with a bar, restaurant, cafe and shop onboard to pass the short crossing time between the UK and France. You can also book your own cabin for added privacy on the voyage . Alternatively there are comfortable lounge areas with reclining seats.

Route facts

Portsmouth-Le Havre:

Departs daily at 23:00, arrives 08:00
Returns daily at 17:00, arriving 21:30


Departs twice daily at 10:00 and 23:00, arriving at 15:00 and 04:00
Returns twice daily at 05:30 and 18:00, arriving at 08:30 and 21:00

Disclaimer: Prices are subject to availability. Credit card & telephone booking fees apply. Terms & Conditions apply.

Outward route Return route
Departure date
Return date
Children (4-16)
Infant (0-3)
Offer code