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P&O Ferries takes delivery of Spirit of France

Date Posted: 17/01/2012

P&O Ferries will take delivery of its newest ship, Spirit of France next week, prior to it entering service on the Channel crossing in mid-February.

Together with its sister ship, Spirit of Britain, which began service last year, the €180 million Spirit of France is reportedly the largest ferry ever built for the Dover Strait, at 213-metres in length and weighing in at over 47,000 gross tons.

P&O Ferries currently operates 22 ships on routes to Northern Ireland, Ireland, Holland, Belgium and France, carrying more than nine million passengers each year.

Parties of ten or more passengers can take advantage of group rates on P&O ferry travel. Group travel organisers should notes that group deals are also available on pre-booked meals and cabin accommodation.

For further information telephone: 0871-664 1641 or e-mail

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