Condor Ferries is pleased to announce the official name of its brand new, state-of-the-art ferry - Condor Liberation - recognising the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands.
The name has been chosen by a judging panel following a naming competition held in the Channel Islands, which received an incredible 7,146 competition entries. Clive Davies from Guernsey was the ultimate winner – he will receive a year’s free travel with Condor Ferries and will have the opportunity to visit Condor Liberation to see the name he chose being painted onto the ship in Poole.
Alicia Andrews, Executive Director – Commercial at Condor Ferries, said: “We’re delighted with the name of our brand new ship, Condor Liberation. We felt it was particularly apt in this, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Channel Islands and are very pleased that Liberation is a name that will be as significant to our French passengers as it is to our Channel Island and UK passengers.
“We are now looking forward to welcoming Condor Liberation into service just before Easter.”
Condor Liberation is currently in Poole Port, which will be her UK base, where marine interior specialist, Trimline, is completing a full internal customisation fit out, including the installation of a new Duty Free shop, children’s play area, Information Desk and range of eating and drinking outlets. The team will also finalise the three new seating lounges, including two upgrade areas that will enable passengers to travel in ultimate style.
From the end of March, all journeys to the Channel Islands will be on Condor Liberation from Poole, offering improved reliability, increased capacity, and a much greater level of comfort with smoother journeys. The new ship represents £50m of investment in the Channel Islands, securing the future of high speed ferry travel to the Islands.
Issued on behalf of Condor Ferries by McKenna Townsend
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