Fastnet Line takes part in National Ferry Fortnight

Britain’s third annual National Ferry Fortnight will take place this year between May 14 and 28. Supported by all ferry line members of, this two week showcase was created to heighten consumer and media awareness of Britain’s extensive ferry services of over 50 routes. National Ferry Fortnight urges ferry operators and passengers alike to “seas the opportunity” to both promote and experience the ease, value and versatility of ferry travel.


Continuous investment in modern, versatile fleets has seen more people travelling by ferry, with some 35 million passengers, eight million cars and over 140,000 coaches carried in 2010. 


Central to the National Ferry Fortnight campaign will be a series of promotional offers on ferry routes which will be announced nearer the date and promoted on the website. The National Ferry Fortnight logo will be featured on many ferry members’ own advertising and website campaigns, with a press and PR push led by the PSA and individual ferry operators, highlighting the sheer variety of ferry routes.  For the first time, ferry passengers will be encouraged to blog and twitter their family and friends when crossing the seas.


“Britain’s ferry services offer a reliable, value for money and flexible way to travel” said PSA director, Bill Gibbons, “National Ferry Fortnight offers a real showcase for our industry to highlight the huge infrastructure and ship investment that has been committed to providing a relaxed and versatile way - particularly for families in their cars - to travel to and from our island shores.


Fastnet Line General Manager (UK) Mike Wood commented, "We are delighted to be involved with the PSA promotion of National Ferry Fortnight which will highlight the value to be had on our Swansea to Cork route throughout the year. There is no better way to come to the south of Ireland than by travelling in comfort overnight having enjoyed a meal, entertainment and a full night's sleep with Fastnet Line."


Watch out for details of special National Ferry Fortnight offers released nearer the date on



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