Brittany Ferries has announced that it will add a new vessel, named Galicia, to its route between Rosslare, in Co. Wexford, and Bilbao, in Spain, in November of this year.
According to a statement published on BrittanyFerriesNewroom.com, the Rosslare-Bilbao route is currently served by the Connemara, which is predominantly a freight vessel, with limited facilities for holidaymakers, and the Galicia is a tourism-oriented vessel.
Statement By Brittany Ferries’ President
The statement published on BrittanyFerriesNewsroom.com included one from Brittany Ferries’ president, Jean-Marc Roué, wherein he said, “There is no doubt that the Rosslare-Bilbao route has been successful, and we are pleased with the way Irish hauliers have embraced it. Galicia will continue to provide a strong freight offering, however, our research has indicated that there is a demand there from Irish people wishing to holiday in Spain, and Galicia will certainly make for a far more enjoyable experience for them. The job now is to work in partnership with tourism bodies in Ireland and Spain, to ensure that holidaymakers fill our ships and enrich destinations in both markets.”
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