P&o Ferries News

Johnson leaves P&O Ferries following reshuffle

Johnson leaves P&O Ferries following reshuffle

30th Jul 2013 Cruise News

A reshuffle at P&O Ferries will see passenger services director Simon Johnson leave the company. He is expected to step down from his role with the UK company in late August, following an internal reorganisation by commercial director Janette Bell.

P&O Ferries’ Spirit of France launches in English Channel

P&O Ferries’ Spirit of France launches in English Channel

9th Feb 2012 Cruise News

P&O Ferries’ second new €180 million ship, Spirit of France, has set sail on her maiden voyage to Calais. With capacity for up to 2,000 passengers, and three separate vehicle decks capable of carrying nearly four kilometres of traffic parked end to end, the giant ship joins her identical twin sister the Spirit of Britain in revolutionising travel on the Dover Strait.

P&O Ferries celebrates arrival of Spirit of France

P&O Ferries celebrates arrival of Spirit of France

31st Jan 2012 Cruise News

P&O Ferries’ second new €180 million ship, Spirit of France, has arrived at Dover for the first following a four-day delivery voyage from her construction shipyard at Rauma, Finland. The ship arrived at the port at 11:00 and will now start final preparations for entry into service on the Dover – Calais route from Thursday February 9th.

P&O Ferries takes delivery of Spirit of France

P&O Ferries takes delivery of Spirit of France

27th Jan 2012 Cruise News

P&O Ferries has taken delivery of its second new €180 million ship, Spirit of France, during a handover ceremony at the STX Europe shipyard in Rauma, Finland. Spirit of France then began its 1,400 mile voyage to Dover under the command of Captain Steve Johnson, Senior Master. 

P&O Ferries to take delivery of Spirit of France

P&O Ferries to take delivery of Spirit of France

16th Jan 2012 Cruise News

P&O Ferries has confirmed it will take delivery of its second new €180 million ship Spirit of France during a handover ceremony at the STX Europe shipyard in Rauma, Finland. The event is scheduled for on Tuesday January 24th.

P&O Cruises celebrates 175th anniversary

P&O Cruises celebrates 175th anniversary

30th Nov 2011 Cruise News

P&O Cruises can trace its roots back to 1837 and 2012 will mark the 175th anniversary of when the Peninsular Steam Navigation Company was awarded the lucrative Admiralty contract to carry mail to the Iberian Peninsula and beyond. To celebrate, P&O Cruises is offering a special 175th anniversary discounts on its cruise holidays during the peak “wave” period of December, January and February.

P&O Ferries boosts cross channel capacity

P&O Ferries boosts cross channel capacity

18th Nov 2011 Cruise News

P&O Ferries has introduced more capacity to its Dover–Calais service in light of the disruption to SeaFrance services on the route. SeaFrance failed to return to the seas earlier following a court decision rejecting a proposed takeover of the bankrupt operator.

P&O Ferries attacks French ‘state aid’

P&O Ferries attacks French ‘state aid’

15th Nov 2011 Cruise News

P&O Ferries has confirmed it will strongly contest any attempt by the French authorities to use “illegal” state aid to prop up failed French operator SeaFrance. SeaFrance, in administration since June 2010, is presently the subject of a French court hearing to decide whether it will be sold or liquidated.

P&O Ferries set for Bank Holiday travel boom

P&O Ferries set for Bank Holiday travel boom

19th Aug 2011 Cruise News

P&O Ferries is set for a busy August Bank Holiday, with its Dover-Calais service alone set to carry close to 100,000 passengers over the three-day weekend. P&O Ferries was last year recognised as the World’s Leading Ferry Operator by the World Travel Awards.

DP World seeks London listing

DP World seeks London listing

26th May 2011 Cruise News

DP World, the Dubai-based owner of P&O, is to seek a floatation on the London Stock Exchange on June 1. The listing is expected to raise £6bn and will give investors an opportunity to own a stake in P&O, which was de-listed from the London market after its take-over five years ago.

Spirit of France taking shape

Spirit of France taking shape

22nd Feb 2011 Cruise News

P&O Ferries operated Spirit of France - the second of two giant new ferries for the Dover-Calais service - took to the water for the first time over the weekend. The vessel was floated out of her construction dock at the STX Europe shipyard in Rauma, Finland.