Condor Ferry Company - Crossings to the Channel Islands
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Condor Ferries are the leading service going to and from The Channel Islands and were founded in 1964. They pride themselves on their quality of service, friendly staff and quick journey times and offer a wide range of onboard amenities to ensure a comfortable and pleasant journey.
Their fleet of ships and catamarans travel from Poole to St.Malo, Jersey and Guernsey, Portsmouth to Jersey and Guernsey, Weymouth to Jersey and Guernsey, and from Jersey to St.Malo and Guernsey to St.Malo.
In 1991 they introduced the catamaran to their fleet greatly improving travel times between destinations, and in 1993 they introduced the Condor 10 a catamaran that doubled up as a car ferry.
One of the great advantages of traveling with Condor ferries is that they are the only remaining cross channel ferry service that can offer you onboard duty free shopping, always a good way to make savings on all your alcohol, tobacco and perfume needs.
Condor ferries also offer you the opportunity of upgrading to club class to make your journey a more comfortable one. Staff has been trained on the 'welcome to excellence' course run by The English Tourist Board and will ensure that you have a pleasurable experience onboard. They offer a private lounge with complimentary newspapers, steward service and free coffee and cakes.
The vessels themselves are designed for comfort offering spacious passenger lounges with air conditioning. The two fast car ferries operating in the fleet, The Condor Express and Vitesse take 750 passengers and have the capacity for 185 cars. These vessels also include bars and cafes, a children's play area and a duty free shop.
A little slower and more in the vein of a traditional car ferry, The Commodore clipper holds up to 300 passengers and has room for over a hundred cars. This ship travels daily between Portsmouth and The Channel Islands and features en-suite cabins, a duty free shop, a lounge bar and brasserie, a children's play area and club class.
The arrival of the Condor is good news for residents of The Channel Islands because there is now a service from the islands to St. Malo that enables you to take your car and therefore make savings on travel costs when you arrive. The Condor 10 is the newest addition to the fleet, a fast car ferry offering competitive rates plus all the usual amenities that come with Condor ferries.
Condor have a range of special offers such as day returns to Guernsey or Jersey for as little as £10.00 or what they call 'microbreaks' to Jersey from around £89.00. They also offer discounts for those who travel with them frequently and discounts for groups. Check for details at www.condorferries.co.uk.