Isle of Wight ferry company Red Funnel has confirmed that it will spend £3 million on a major refurbishment of its ro-pax ferry Red Eagle in the New Year.
The work amounts to an investment of over £10 million in Red Funnel’s cross Solent services by the consortium of UK and Canadian pension funds that acquired the business in July 2017.
About the refurbishment
Red Eagle will receive work similar to the new look given to the company’s Red Falcon and Red Osprey in 2014 and 2015, and will be carried out by local marine businesses.
The refurbishment will start in January 2018 and will be completed in time for the summer timetable, which starts on 29th March.
The project will see an increase in the number of internal seats for customers and involves a complete refit of B Deck including a galley and new toilets.
On A Deck, there will be a dedicated pet’s lounge and a purpose built ‘Signature Lounge’ offering a premium club experience for travellers.
High-capacity Wi-Fi, USB charging points, air conditioning and digital entertainment are also some of the features available to everyone on board.
In addition, outdoor spaces will be available on A and AA Decks.
Staying on the Isle of Wight
Groups visiting the Isle of Wight can make a stop at Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s family home, and learn more about the private world of Victoria, Albert and their nine children.
Other than the family rooms, guests can visit the state rooms, where the Queen of England entertained important guests.
If you wish to stay longer at the Isle of Wight, Warner Leisure offers accommodation suited to large groups, with its Bembridge and North Grange properties.
Booking a ferry
Group rates are available with Red Funnel, while a team can also offer advice on where to stay and the best places to visit on the Isle of Wight.
For more information you can visit www.redfunnel.co.uk or call 02380 019192.
(Photo Credit: © Red Funnel Group.)