Caledonian Macbrayne News
Breaking Travel News investigates: Boom in UK ferry travel
The ferry industry is gearing up for growth with more than £1 billion of investments announced for new ships, port and service facilities in the next four years, according to figures released by Discover Ferries, the industry body for ferries.
Caledonian MacBrayne breaks five million passenger barrier
Caledonian MacBrayne’s official carrying statistics for 2016 reveal that the west coast of Scotland ferry company passed five million passengers for the first time since 1997.
New look online ticketing system from Caledonian MacBrayne
Operator of the UK’s largest ferry network, Caledonian MacBrayne, is refreshing its online ticketing to make it easier to use. The new look web system will introduce a step-by-step timeline across the screen to help customers follow their booking process, as well as a helpful summary of their reservation. It will also be fully scalable across all devices.
Caledonian MacBrayne rolls out Wi-Fi across fleet
Almost half of the 200-mile long Caledonian MacBrayne network is now live with free public access Wi-Fi – and the remainder will be completed in early July. In total, 88 vessels and land-based locations will be switched on.
CalMac Ferries wins £900m Clyde and Hebrides contract
CalMac Ferries has been announced as the preferred tenderer for the next contract to operate the Clyde and Hebrides Ferry Services network by the Scottish first minister. CalMac’s bid makes almost 350 commitments to improve the service, aiming to help drive economic growth, improve customer service and make sure the company delivers value for money.