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29 September 2014
P&O Ferries two for one mini cruise deal is back!

P&O Ferries has cut the cost of short breaks to Holland and Belgium in the run up to Christmas with
two-for-one mini cruise deals.

22 September 2014
Coldstream Guards Band play for charity cycle ride

The Coldstream Guards Regimental Band entertained passengers at the Port of Dover as part of their charity cycle event Bike2Bennecourt.

19 September 2014
Children enjoy a ferry good ride on the Magical Disney Taxi Tour

The Worshipful Company of Hackney Drivers took over 100 poorly children to France with P&O Ferries for a magical weekend break at Disneyland Paris.

19 September 2014
Free wine with P&O Ferries day trips

P&O Ferries has uncorked a cracking deal for day trippers heading across the Channel this autumn.

5 September 2014
Bore enhances environmental solutions onboard M/V Bore Song and agrees charter renewal with P&O Ferries

Bore Ltd and P&O Ferries are pleased to announce that an agreement has been reached for the continued charter of M/V Bore Song in the North Sea trade after the current chartering arrangements expire in December 2014.

15 August 2014

In less than a month the P&O Ferries Choir performs for 40,000 people at Proms in the Park, the spectacular culmination of the BBC Proms season, and the singers have been rehearsing their hearts out in preparation.

14 August 2014
Cross-Channel motorists warned of likely delays in summer peak

Car passengers crossing the Channel between Dover and Calais are warned of potential delays to their journeys during the last fortnight of August and the beginning of September as traffic levels reach their peak for the summer period.

7 August 2014
Bore charter renewal with P&O Ferries in the North Sea trade

Bore Ltd and P&O Ferries are pleased to announce that an agreement is reached for the continued charter of M/V Norsky and M/V Norstream after the current chartering arrangements expire in December 2014.

22 July 2014
Junior Kids Club Back for Summer!

The Junior Kids' Club is back on board the P&O Ferries fleet this summer.

17 July 2014
Proms in the Park for P&O Ferries Choir

The P&O Ferries Choir will perform for its largest audience, by far, when it takes the stage at Proms in the Park, the spectacular culmination of the BBC Proms season.

11 July 2014
P&O Ferries Donation to Dover Town Memorial

A £250 donation has been made by P&O Ferries to the Dover Town War Memorial to replace marker crosses at the Field of Remembrance.

27 June 2014
P&O Ferries responds to Competition and Markets Authority ruling on Eurotunnel

P&O Ferries responds to Competition and Markets Authority ruling on Eurotunnel

10 June 2014
P&O Ferries supports Tour de France 2014

P&O Ferries has become an Official Supporter of the world’s greatest cycle race, the Tour de France.

6 June 2014
Historic bell heads home to Hull

P&O Ferries is to reunite Hull with an iconic symbol of the city’s seafaring pride by presenting the ship’s bell from the ferry Norland for display in Holy Trinity Church.

2 June 2014
Free food with P&O Ferries

Holidaymakers will receive a free £20 food voucher this summer when they book a Dover to Calais crossing with P&O Ferries.

2 May 2014
Ambasadors awards for P&O Ferries choir

The Right Worshipful the Town Mayor of Dover, Councillor Veronica Philpott, surprised members of The P&O Ferries Choir during rehearsals to present the singers with special awards in recognition of their role as ambassadors for Dover.

24 April 2014
P&O Ferries awarded Best Ferry Retailer

P&O Ferries has been voted winner of the Best Cruise/Ferry Travel Retailer at the Duty Free News International Global Awards 2014.

22 April 2014
P&O Ferries Choir scales new heights

The meteoric rise of The P&O Ferries Choir continues with an invitation to perform with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the country’s largest open-air classical concert.

17 April 2014
Corrie legend Johnny takes a day trip with P&O Ferries

Actor Johnny Briggs appeared as factory boss Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street for more than 30 years so was never going to pass unnoticed when he took a day trip to France with P&O Ferries.

31 March 2014
Blooming marvellous mini cruise with P&O Ferries

Passengers can sail into spring with a P&O Ferries mini cruise to the Keukenhof gardens situated near Lisse, Holland.

17 March 2014
P&O Ferries Choir dreams the dream with Susan Boyle

The P&O Ferries Choir has been honoured with an invitation to perform live at The Hammersmith Apollo, London, with international superstar Susan Boyle.

14 March 2014
P&O Ferries presents free cinema tickets

Free family cinema tickets are on offer for bookings made with P&O Ferries during National Ferry Fortnight (15-29 March).

10 March 2014
Mums eat free in the Brasserie on Mother's Day weekend

Mums get a treat by dining for free in the waiter service Brasserie when travelling with their families or friends on a P&O Ferries day trip over the Mother’s Day weekend on 29 and 30 March.

11 February 2014
Bored with the rain? Try a board for the snow instead

While the UK’s weather may have gone downhill on the cusp of the half-term holiday, fans of winter sports may be forgiven for gazing at the crisp and sunny scenery of the Sochi winter Olympics on TV and wishing they were there emulating snowboard medallist Jenny Jones.

23 January 2014
P&O Ferries takes top spot at 2014 awards

Britain’s travel agents voted P&O Ferries the nation’s best ferry company at the Travel Weekly Globe Awards.

13 January 2014
Free Case of Wine with P&O Ferries Day Trips

Book a Dover to Calais day trip for a car and passengers with P&O Ferries and collect six free bottles of red, white or rosé Piat d’Or wine on board.

13 February 2013
Cruise across to Amsterdam for a musical jubilee celebration

Musicians in Amsterdam celebrate the 125 anniversary of the city’s concert hall this year with a programme of jubilee events featuring international stars including composer Valery Gergiev.

6 February 2013
Calais wine fair offers a taste tour of France

Nip across the Channel for a taste tour of France at the annual Calais wine and food fair over the weekend of 8-10 March and you can snap up special offers at hotels, restaurants and attractions.

28 January 2013
Valentine's Day mini cruises

Valentine’s Day ideas extend beyond chocolate and flowers at P&O Ferries as the company offers a romantic cross-Channel cruise for couples seeking a treat.

21 January 2013
Major upgrade for the port of Cairnryan

Work has commenced this week on a major construction project to provide the P&O Ferries Division-owned Port of Cairnryan with new facilities to support its ferry operations on the Irish Sea.

14 January 2013
Sail to the sales to snap up les bargains

The clock’s ticking if you want to grab yourself a bargain in the sales across the Channel as the French government strictly controls the winter sales.

8 January 2013
P&O Ferries and Transfennica to co-operate on Zeebrugge hub and stevedoring operations

P&O Ferries and Transfennica are to co-operate on a new solution for unaccompanied trailers, containers and driver accompanied trucks between Spain and the UK.

4 January 2013
P&O Ferries uncorks bargain day trips

P&O Ferries includes six free bottles of wine with day trips taken on its Dover – Calais service this winter.

12 December 2012
New attraction brings the Louvre to Nord Pas de Calais

Day-trippers looking for an incentive to take the ferry to France can visit a new €150m attraction at the heart of the Nord Pas de Calais region.

5 December 2012
Christmas and New Year sailings 2012

P&O Ferries is offering an amended sailing schedule for the Christmas and New Year period.

20 November 2012
Step into historic Bruges

Visitors to Bruges can step back in time at the new Historium Brugge museum opening this winter and to get there P&O Ferries is offering special fares on mini cruises to the Belgian city via its port at Zeebrugge.

13 November 2012
Bag a bargain ski trip with P&O Ferries

Skiers heading for France to make the most of heavy snow fall in the Alps this winter can bag a bargain booking with P&O Ferries.

6 November 2012
P&O Ferries voted UK's best by travel industry

P&O Ferries was named Best Ferry Operator at the British Travel Awards 2012 for the sixth consecutive year.

31 October 2012
Tilbury-Zeebrugge service to be upgraded

P&O Ferries is to upgrade its Tilbury – Zeebrugge freight service with the charter of the 21,020 tonne Wilhelmine from Cobelfret

30 October 2012
P&O Ferries uncorks a cracker for Christmas shopping

P&O Ferries has uncorked a cracking deal to kick-start cross Channel shopping trips in the run up to Christmas.

23 October 2012
Strong pound boosts cross Channel Christmas trips

Christmas shopping prospects on the Continent have been transformed thanks to the pound strengthening against the euro. Brits now enjoy a fifth more spending power than a couple of years ago so a trip promises a combination of festive fun and bargain buys.

22 October 2012
Pride of Calais bows out

Pride of Calais bowed out of service at the weekend after almost 25 years of plying the Dover – Calais route for P&O Ferries.   In that time the ship has carried around 40 million passengers and travelled in the region of 2,500,000 miles – the equivalent of five return trips to the moon.

15 October 2012
P&O Ferries helps out with holiday of a lifetime

P&O Ferries played host to dozens of terminally ill children crossing the Channel on their way to an experience of a lifetime at Disneyland Paris.

2 October 2012
French deal is a hole-in-one for golfers

Keen golfers can sail over to Northern France with P&O Ferries to make the most of a great deal on top courses in the region.

11 September 2012
Two for one mini cruise deals

P&O Ferries is cutting the cost of taking a short break to Holland and Belgium this autumn with two-for-one mini cruise deals from just £73.

24 August 2012
Tune in to soulful sailings

Top DJs from the worlds of Motown and Northern Soul will spin hot tracks from the 60s, 70s and 80s for passengers on a special P&O Ferries mini cruise in January.

21 August 2012
Bank Holiday extra busy says P&O Ferries

The Bank Holiday weekend is shaping up to be the busiest of the year for P&O Ferries with 200,000 people expected to travel across the company’s route network.

14 August 2012
Early booking bargains for skiers sailing off to the slopes

Skiers planning to head off to the slopes this winter can save on ferry crossings and hotels this year thanks to P&O Ferries and the French holiday company Pierre & Vacances.

1 August 2012
French gear up for Brits on bikes

The French are gearing up for an invasion of Brits on bikes this summer following booming interest in cycling after Bradley Wiggins’ historic Le Tour victory.

24 July 2012
Love is in the air for Amsterdam festival goers

Amsterdam plays host to a unique blend of love-themed classical music performed in stunning locations this August and festival goers can get there with P&O Ferries.

17 July 2012
Dining with a difference on board with P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries is offering motorists the chance to combine a cross-Channel cruise with shopping and a fine dining experience – all from the comfort of its luxurious Dover-Calais ships.

3 July 2012
Belgian ferry fares that won't break the bank

Bargain mini cruise fares from P&O Ferries offer an incentive for foodies to fork out for a trip to Bruges.

18 June 2012
New breathalyser law for driving in France

Drivers heading to or through France this summer should note the new requirement to carry a breathalyser kit in their vehicles from 1 July.

6 June 2012
Swing over to Holland

P&O Ferries is offering music fans a direct route to one of Europe’s largest jazz festivals with special ferry fares to the Netherlands this summer.

1 June 2012
Record number of pets taking holidays

2012 is set to be a record-breaking year for the number of pets holidaying abroad with figures expected to double, according to P&O Ferries.

25 May 2012
Success at National Tourism Awards

P&O Ferries has been voted Sea Carrier of the Year at the Coach Tourism Awards.

16 May 2012
Top shipping award for Spirit of Britain

P&O Ferries has been presented with one of the most prestigious awards in the international ferry and cruise industry for its new ship Spirit of Britain.

15 May 2012
Exchange rate eases cost of holidays

British holidaymakers looking to escape the rain and cold at home can head south over the Channel to sunnier climes and take advantage of the improving euro exchange rate to help reduce the cost of Continental holidays in 2012.

1 May 2012
Free Disney ticket on offer with P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries is offering customers a free Disney ticket when they book a Dover-Calais crossing for a car and passengers.

25 April 2012
Photographer exhibits a new outlook on Hull

Photographer Fiona Caley invites passengers to gain a new outlook on Hull in an exhibition hosted on board P&O Ferries ships the Pride of Hull and the Pride of Rotterdam.

13 April 2012
Marathon man in cross-Channel run

Charity runner Matthew Loddy completed his 90th marathon on board a P&O Ferries ship on course to finish one hundred 26-mile runs in 100 days.

3 April 2012
Food hygiene accolade for P&O Ferries

The P&O Ferries fleet at Dover has been handed the highest possible score for food hygiene in its on board restaurants by the Food Standards Agency.

27 March 2012
Step into spring time with a mini cruise

P&O Ferries is offering mini cruise passengers a chance to experience Europe’s largest floral festival on a themed mini cruise to the Netherlands.

27 March 2012
Helen Deeble elected president of the UK Chamber of Shipping

The chief executive of Britain’s largest ferry operator was elected president of the UK Chamber of Shipping on 27 March.

8 March 2012
P&O Ferries enters the wind energy market

P&O Ferries, the UK’s leading ferry operator, is to enter the renewable energy market by supplying one of its large freight ships to act as an accommodation vessel for technicians working at an offshore wind farm in the North Sea.

8 February 2012
Second new cross-Channel giant enters service

P&O Ferries’ second new €180 million ship,  Spirit of France, set sail on her maiden voyage to Calais on Thursday 9 February.

31 January 2012
P&O Ferries takes top spot at travel awards

Britain’s travel agents voted P&O Ferries the nation’s best ferry company at the Travel Weekly Globe Awards.

13 January 2012
P&O Ferries to take delivery of second new ship

P&O Ferries will on Tuesday 24 January take delivery of its second new  €180 million ship, Spirit of France, during a handover ceremony at the STX Europe shipyard in Rauma, Finland.

28 January 2009
Free wine offer from P&O Ferries

Free wine offer from P&O Ferries