Tourist link with Ireland and the United Kingdom

This year many Britons and Irish people are choosing to start a programme Summer holidays in Euskadi.

The Connecting the port of Bilbao with the port of Rossler in Ireland and the port of Portsmouth in the United KingdomIt makes it easy for you to travel by ferry which has proven to be a complete success.

This is confirmed by the reservation data of two ships belonging to the shipping company Brittany Ferries that makes the connection, and Salamanca and Connemara.

Since the start of the route between Ireland and Bilbao, which arrived just before Covid, in February 2020, the ship responsible for covering it has been the Connemara.

However, it is due to passenger growth company Brittany phrases It was recently announced that from November Connemara will be replaced by Galicia, a new ship that opened in December 2020, which will improve all services to enjoy the voyage.

The news arrived shortly after Salamanca Openinga A cargo and passenger ferry covering the line with Great Britain, which in addition to being a tourist attraction, became the first ship of this French shipping company to run on natural gas.

Since March 29, the Salamanca has been connecting Bilbao to the English city of Portsmouth twice a week, and according to the Robert CastileAnd the Brittany Ferries Spain مدير ManagerWe are looking forward to summer, as in the coming months we have a ship practically full. The British are happy to reach Bilbao by sea and spend their holidays in the Basque Country and the rest of the peninsula. We have more and more passengers vacationing in the north of the country enjoying the surroundings and the gastronomy Unprecedented.”

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with Its length is 215 metersnearly 30 manga, ten covers and 2.7 linear kilometers for vehicles, The ship has 85 crew members, and a capacity of more than 1,050 passengers The first LNG Ro-pax ferry operating regularly in the Bay of Biscay and the English Channel.

“Currently, gas is the best option to reduce emissions in shipping, although in the future it is likely to be replaced by other energy sources, such as hydrogen. If the case arises, Salamanca will be ready for this change, as it is designed to use cleaner energy sources,” Castella adds.

In addition, the director of the company in Spain insists on “value estimation The joint work was carried out by Brittany Ferries and the Bilbao Port Authority To implement a strategic project such as the LNG terminal built on the Zerbina berths for LNG refueling and the commitment to the environment represented by Brittany Ferries’ Salamanca vessel, the first gas-powered vessel in the LNG fleet.”

But although the main difference between Salamanca and Galicia is the fuel, the comfort of both is similar, in addition to the variety of services they offer and Delicate decoration inspired by culture and customs from different regions of Spain.

In this sense, one of the goals of the shipping company is to enrich the areas it serves, which is why it cooperates closely with tourism offices To encourage tourist flows to Bilbao and northern Spain.

As for services, Plaza Bar, Tapas Bar, VIP Lounge, Games Area, Solarium and Shops are some of the areas that travelers can enjoy.

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Moreover, both ways The ticket includes continental breakfast and dinner on boardsince the gastronomic offer is one of the strong points of the two ships, as there are restaurants on board that serve both à la carte and buffet meals.

The ticket also includes a video-on-demand clip to be enjoyed on each passenger’s device and on the TV in the cabins. In addition, in the different common areas of both ferries, you can find interactive screens with important information about destinations, as well as fun games.

Passengers staying in superior class cabins Entry to the VIP loungeAlthough the rest of the passengers can enter this area unlimited and enjoy the services (sweets, snacks, drinks …) by paying a ticket.

on board

One of the advantages that travel on these ferries offers is the ability to Bring your own car, an option that includes many amenities such as not having to rent a car at the destination. Even a large number of passengers tend to travel by caravan.

It should also be noted that there is no baggage limit and that pet friendlyThere are cabins for traveling with animals. Add in this section that the ship has kennels for dogs and an area for walking pets.

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