Temperatures may be slowly starting to rise, but leading ferry company Stena Line has announced a price freeze, until 2022, on all coach and group travel.
A move, the ferry operator said, is, ‘a thank you for the continued support of coach and group tour operators’, explained Ian Baillie, Sales & Product Manager, UK & Ireland.
“We are grateful to our coach operators, tour operators and wholesalers, fishing operators, cottage operators and lots of similar businesses across the UK and Ireland, both large and small, for standing by us and we are very aware of the negative impact the pandemic has had on those businesses. So, we have taken the decision to hold rates again for 2022.
“The past year has been a very difficult time for the travel and tourism sector, but we are hoping for brighter days later this year, and into next, as things slowly begin to recover.”
Over the past 14 months, Stena Line has completed a massive investment programme, introducing three brand new ferries on the Irish Sea Routes, with the Stena Estrid operating on the Holyhead to Dublin route and Stena Edda and Stena Embla on the Liverpool to Belfast route.
Ian continued: “These magnificent new ships represent a significant multi-million-pound investment and bring many benefits to our customers, including the further development of our Scandinavian-inspired onboard facilities. The new ships are light and spacious, packed with comfortable seatingand places to relax and make excellent use of the stunning panoramic sea views.
“In addition, all our other ships have had substantial refurbishments so when our customers return, they will enjoy the best facilities, service and shopping on the Irish Sea.”