On Saturday 10th September, celebrate the 150th anniversary of Red Funnel by travelling to the Isle of Wight as a foot passenger on the Vehicle Ferry service for just £1.50 (each way).
Alternatively, day returns are also available for a car and up to seven people for just £20 return for 10 September only. To take advantage of either of these limited offers passengers need to book online using the exclusive promotional code RF150 shown at www.redfunnel.co.uk/150 by Friday 9 September.
Originally ‘The Southampton, Isle of Wight and South of England Royal Mail Steam Packet Co. Limited’, Red Funnel has been in operation in its present form for 150 years, but has roots which stretch back to the early 1820s. As part of the birthday celebrations there will be the opportunity to experience a traditional cruise on a 1940s paddle steamer Waverley, reminiscent of the original Red Funnel steamers. The special Round the Island excursion will be onboard the Waverley, departing from Southampton Dock Gate 4 (Berth 49) at 10am on 10 September and costs £43 per person. Visit www.redfunnel.co.uk/150 for more information.
As an additional birthday bonus on 10 September any regular hot drink from the Steam Coffee Company outlet is available for just £1.50. Copies of ‘Red Funnel 150’, an exclusive hardback celebrating the 150th anniversary of the company, will also be available online and onboard at the specially discounted price of £15.
Red Funnel Vehicle Ferries run regularly around the clock from Southampton, which is within easy reach of the M3 and M27. Return Red Funnel Vehicle Ferry travel to the Isle of Wight starts at £45 for a short break, and you can save up to 50% off ferry travel when you book your accommodation through Red Funnel. The Red Jet Hi-Speed foot passenger service whisks visitors to the Island in just 25 minutes. Looking for inspired ideas for things to see and do on the Isle of Wight? Check our Red Funnel’s new guide ‘150 Reasons to Re-Discover the Isle of Wight’ see the website for more details.
These special offers are only available on the Vehicle Ferry service and must be booked online by Friday 9 September 2011.