Red Funnel has announced, in its 150th year, that it will operate a special passenger vehicle ferry service from East Cowes to Southampton on Christmas Day (25 December 2011) for the first time in many years.
There will be departures at 09:00 and 12:00 from Southampton and 10:30 and 13:30 from East Cowes. There will be a special brunch menu served onboard and free mince pies and mulled wine for adults and a free Christmas present for children. These sailings, together with those over the festive period are now available to book online or by phone on 0844 844 9988.
Red Funnel is also accepting vehicle bookings for travel throughout 2012 and is offering Islanders a special 10% Early Bird discount if making bookings for travel in 2012 before 31 October 2011. In addition, customers who are able to book early will almost always get the lowest fares. To benefit from this Early Bird offer, customers should use Promo Code ‘EB12’ if booking online or quote the code if booking by phone.
Jonathan Green, Sales & Marketing Director commented, “Following the announcement of the withdrawal of the Christmas Day service between Fishbourne and Portsmouth earlier this year, Red Funnel has received numerous requests for a service from Islanders and their mainland friends and family. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer a passenger vehicle service on a trial basis for 2011, if successful; it is likely to be repeated in future years.”
The Christmas and New Year timetable and the full 2012 spring timetable for both Red Funnel routes from the Island to Southampton is available from www.redfunnel.co.uk or for Smartphone users from www.redfunnel.co.uk/mobile
*Offer Terms & Conditions are available online.