New ferry names revealed

THE names of two new passenger ferries that will offer trips from Portsmouth to Spain have been revealed.

Thursday, 14th June 2018, 6:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 4:46 pm

Galicia and Salamanca will be the names of Brittany Ferries’ new ships arriving in 2021 and 2022 respectively.

The names were chosen after a competition among Brittany Ferries’ staff and follow confirmation of the ships’ charter last month.

To be based in Portsmouth, both ships will serve long-haul routes to Spain where passenger traffic has grown by 80 per cent in the last decade. They represent the second and third new vessels to be delivered post-Brexit, after the arrival of Honfleur which is scheduled for 2019 and will serve the Portsmouth-Caen route.

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‘I’m delighted that we have chosen these beautiful names, which celebrate two fabulous destinations in Spain,’ said Brittany Ferries’ chief executive Christophe Mathieu.

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