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Portsmouth says hola to Galicia

Galicia Fireworks

Portsmouth International Port welcomed the first scheduled visit of Brittany Ferries’ newest ship with a stunning firework display on 3 December,

Cllr Gerald Vernon-Jackson, Leader of Portsmouth City Council, who own and operate the port said: “The arrival of Galicia’s first scheduled service represents a fantastic vote of confidence in Portsmouth from Brittany Ferries, along with their plans to introduce two further LNG powered ferries in the coming years.

“They’ve been a committed customer ever since the port opened in 1976, and I’d like to thank them for working with us to ensure that the port continues to offer the highest standard of ferry travel for customers.

“2020 has been a hugely challenging year for us all, so it’s great to be able to look to the future with confidence that the port and the wider city are ready to bounce back in 2021.”

Galicia is the longest ship ever to have graced the Brittany Ferries fleet at 215m, hosting 3km of “lane metres” for freight and passenger traffic. She is the first new ship to join the fleet since 2009 and is the first since the company announced a multi-million euro investment in fleet renewal back in 2017.

Galicia will serve the Portsmouth to Santander route, with two weekly rotations, and a once weekly there-and-back from Portsmouth to Cherbourg in Normandy. Find out more here.

Feature picture courtesy of Portsmouth International Port/Strong Island Media