Spirit of France
In what is much anticipated and exciting news, P&O have taken delivery of their stunning £150million ship which will eventually take to some of the busiest waters in the world. The ‘Spirit of France’ is a true gem and follows in the footsteps of its sister ship ‘Spirit of Britain’ which was officially unveiled and named by Dame Kelly Holmes last year. The 47,000 tonne ship measures a massive 213 metres and can carry up to 2,000 passengers.
It is set to be a great lure for passengers and is a sight to behold. It is also one of the largest ferries built for the Dover – Calais stretch of water and is expected to bring in much needed revenue for the company.
The ferry company collected the vessel at a shipyard in Finland yesterday and are sailing it back the 1,400 mile trip under the stewardship of Captain Steve Johnson.
It is expected that people will see the ship take to the water within the middle of next month – straight after final checks and preparations have been put into place.
The investment in the ship shows the length that the company is going to in order to stay afloat in difficult times. The two ships ‘Spirit of France’ and ‘Spirit of Britain’ are both two of the biggest purchases ever made by the firm and show how far the company is prepared to go to in order to keep hold of their customers.