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Superferry sets sail

[ February 8, 2012   //   ]

P&O Ferries’ second new €180 million ship, Spirit of France, sets sail on her maiden voyage to Calais on Thursday 9 February at 12.05. The new vessels, each capable of carrying 160 articulated lorries plus a further 195 cars, can ship twice the payload of previous generation Channel ferries for the same running costs, says the ferry operator.

Freight drivers “get the five star treatment in the Routemaster’s Lounge with their own private showers, restaurant, relaxation area with recliners and a seat back entertainment system plus their own outside deck area,” says P&O. If they have time, they can also admire the huge floor to ceiling picture windows with stained glass designed to enhance the ambience of the public areas. “No expense has been spared in ensuring the quality of all the fixtures and fittings in the bars, restaurants and superb lounges,” the ferry operator adds.