FERRY operator Brittany Ferries plans to up its offer of no-frills crossings to France and Spain.
The company will use a chartered ship for budget sailings from Portsmouth to Le Havre and Bilbao.
The announcement comes after Brittany Ferries launched ‘économie’-banded trips aboard the Etretat last year.
One-way fares for a car and two people will start from £79 to France and £209 to Spain.
Group commercial director Mike Bevens said: ‘We have been really pleased with the demand for our new no-frills service.
‘This additional ship will provide a welcome boost in capacity and provide our customers with an even wider range of sailing times.’
Passenger space is more limited than on other ships, but will still include a bar, boutique, café, restaurant and reading lounge.
The ship is currently named Sirena Seaways and operates in Scandinavia. She will be renamed when she enters service with Brittany Ferries.