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P&O FERRIES TAKES 21,000 BOOKINGS FOR THIS SATURDAY AS CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF 50 PER CENT DISCOUNTS ON BOARD
P&O FERRIES is expecting one of the busiest shopping days of the year on its English Channel ships on the last Saturday before the Christmas break after taking 21,000 advance bookings - three times the usual daily number for this time of year.
The ferry company expects to take in excess of £350,000 at the on-board tills of its six ships, as cross-Channel travellers take advantage of the highly competitive prices for products including alcohol, fragrances, leather goods, toys and chocolate.
Many of the items sold in P&O Ferries shops cost 50 per cent less than the same goods bought on the high street.
Nicola Tompkins, Head of Buying and Merchandising at P&O Ferries, said: "The last Saturday before the Christmas break is traditionally one of the busiest shopping days of the year on our ships and this time round we have seen advance bookings surge."
"Although duty free is no longer around, a lot of people don't realize that the prices we charge in our on-board shops are still much more competitive than the high street, with discounts of up to 50 per cent on many lines. We also offer a 'Shop and Sail' ticket for anyone who wants to do their Christmas shopping on board, where you can travel to France and back on one of our ships for just £15."
Some of this year's exceptional offers include: