27 June 2016 10:00 - Ferry News
Travel to the Channel Islands this summer for a stress-free getaway...
...where you can spend in pounds and soak up the sunshine and culture
Still not planned your summer holiday getaway? Travelling to the sunny Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey with Condor Ferries offers a stress-free getaway, with fantastic destinations to explore. The Islands use the sterling currency, so there’s no need to worry about exchange rates and currency fluctuations – you can take your pounds on holiday and spend them as you would do at home.
Travelling by ferry with your car is convenient, and with no luggage restrictions on Condor Ferries, holidaymakers can pack everything they need. Plus, with no requirements for a passport to travel to Jersey and Guernsey, it makes the Islands a home-from-home destination in the sunshine!
Offering white sandy beaches, turquoise seas and delicious dining experiences, the Channel Islands – situated in Baie de St Malo between England and France – enjoy the warmest weather in the UK and are just a few hours away, with fast ferry sailings from Poole on board the state-of-the-art Condor Liberation.
Alicia Andrews, Executive Director – Commercial at Condor Ferries, commented: “We know that today, a lot of holidaymakers are looking for certainty when it comes to their summer holidays this year. Planning a trip to the Channel Islands offers you just that; you spend in pounds - just like at home and you don’t need a passport to travel. Plus with the convenience of taking your car on the ferry, you can pack all the luggage that you need, without any restrictions.
“Travel to the Channel Islands couldn’t be easier and with our daily fast ferry service from Poole on board Condor Liberation, holidaymakers can be topping up their tans in around three hours, as well as taking advantage of tax free bargains.”
The warm climate, sandy beaches, rock pools, peaceful countryside and wealth of attractions to visit make Guernsey and Jersey make the perfect holiday destination. With accommodation on offer to suit all budgets from camping and self catering, to exceptional hotels, couples and families alike can enjoy a relaxing stay. But holidaymakers shouldn’t be fooled into thinking the Channel Islands are just a family destination - for the wild at heart, there’s plenty of high-adrenaline water sports on offer, with Jersey’s St. Ouens Bay boasting one of the best beaches for surfing in the UK and popular coasteering sites around Guernsey. Meanwhile savvy shoppers can get their retail therapy fix with tax free shopping where big savings can be made on jewellery, photographic and electrical goods.
14 June 2016 13:00 - Ferry News
Condor Liberation 1300 Update
As announced earlier today, following overnight engineering work, Condor Liberation will sail tomorrow, Wednesday 15 June. However, as some work will continue during the sailing, the ship will operate at reduced power at various times during the journey. Condor Liberation will therefore operate to an amended schedule.
Some legs may operate at full power and may arrive ahead of revised times however the departure times will be at the revised times.
All customers booked to travel tomorrow will be able to travel tomorrow.
Poole to Guernsey passengers will now arrive Guernsey at 1315 (was arr 1215)
Poole to Jersey passengers will arrive Jersey at 1515 (was arr 1345)
Guernsey to Jersey passengers will now sail at 1400 arriving Jersey at 1515 (was dep 1245 arr 1345)
Guernsey to Poole passengers will now sail at 1400 arriving Poole at 2045 (was 1625 arr 1925)
Jersey to Guernsey will be offered transfer to Commodore Clipper at 1905 arriving Guernsey at 2105 (was dep 1445 arr 1545)
Jersey to Poole passengers will now sail at 1615 arriving Poole at 2045 (was dep 1445 arr 1925)
Wednesday 15th June
PO GU GU JE JE GU GU PO
OLD 0915 1215 1245 1345 1445 1545 1625 1925
NEW 0915 1315 1400 1515 1615 CXXD CXXD 2045
14 June 2016 12:00 - Ferry News
Condor Liberation Update
Following engineering work overnight, Condor Liberation will sail tomorrow, Wednesday 15 June. There may be alterations to sailing times, and we’re working on that right now. We’ll confirm sailing times no later than 3pm today.
13 June 2016 18:30 - Press Release
Condor Liberation - 14th June
An engine fault with the fuel pump on the Starboard main engine of Condor Liberation means she will operate on reduced power from Guernsey to Poole this evening. She is expected to arrive at 2030 (scheduled arrival time 1925)
In order to investigate the fault, and make appropriate repairs, it is unfortunately necessary to cancel high speed ferry services tomorrow (Tuesday 14 June 2016) between Poole and the Channel Islands.
With the exception of day trips, Condor is offering alternative sailings on the same day for all affected customers. Our contact centre will be open late this evening to help customers transfer their bookings.
- Passengers due to make a daytrip will be offered a full refund or travel on an alternative date.
- Passengers who were due to travel from Poole to Guernsey on Condor Liberation (dep 0915 arr 1215) will now be offered travel on Commodore Clipper (departing Portsmouth 0900, arriving Guernsey 1600)
- Passengers who were due to travel from Poole to Jersey on Condor Liberation (dep 0915 arr 1345) will now be offered travel on Commodore Clipper (departing Portsmouth 0900, arriving Jersey 1920)
- Passengers who were due to travel from Guernsey to Jersey on Condor Liberation (dep 1245 arr 1345) will now be offered travel on Condor Rapide (dep 1550 arr 1650)
- Passengers who were due to travel from Jersey to Guernsey on Condor Liberation (dep 1445 arr 1545) will now be offered travel on Condor Rapide (dep 1000 arr 1100)
- Passengers who were due to travel from Jersey to Poole on Condor Liberation (dep 1445 arr 1925) will now be offered travel on Commodore Clipper (dep 1720 arr Portsmouth 0630)
- Passengers who were due to travel from Guernsey to Poole on Condor Liberation (dep 1625 arr 1925) will now be offered travel on Commodore Clipper (dep 2120 arr Portsmouth 0630)
Condor Ferries apologises for the inconvenience which this disruption will cause to customers’ journeys. Engineers are working around the clock to repair the fault, and an update regarding services on Wednesday 15 June will be issued by 12 noon on Tuesday 14 June.
Customers who do not wish to travel will be offered a full refund. Customers whose arrival is delayed may claim a partial refund of their fare under the EU Passenger Rights Directive.
09 June 2016 11:36 - Press Release
Condor Ferries helps Wales to blow away the competition at Euro 2016!!
Condor Ferries is used to providing a lifeline service with its ferry services between the UK, the Channel Islands and France, but the cross channel ferry operator has provided a lifeline service with a difference this week.
Following reports from the Welsh national football team that there were no baked beans available at their team’s training camp in Dinard – Condor Ferries came to the rescue by sourcing and transporting a very special shipment of 24 catering size tins of baked beans from Jersey to St Malo and on to the team’s hotel.
With no British cooked breakfast complete without a serving of the nation’s favourite beans, the team at Condor Ferries were more than happy to oblige, donating more than 62kg of beans to the Welsh squad, ahead of their first match in Euro 2016 against Slovakia on Saturday.
Justin Amey, Head of Marketing at Condor Ferries, said: “Firstly there was a shortage of fuel in France and now there’s a shortage of baked beans! But fortunately Condor has been able to come to the rescue of the Welsh football team, by delivering enough supplies for their cooked breakfasts to keep the players full of beans and ready for Saturday’s first match!
“We were contacted by the owner of a local cafe in Dinard, close to the team’s training camp, to see if we could help source any baked beans for the players to enjoy as part of their breakfast – and of course we were very happy to help. Hopefully it will be just what the team need to get through the group stages – and if they do – we’ll send some more!"
“We serve hundreds of breakfasts on board our ferries every day, so we know how important baked beans are as part of the British meal-time tradition. We’d like to reassure our passengers that although we’ve diverted some baked bean supplies to help the Wales squad, we’ve ordered extra to make sure that our passengers don’t go without!”
08 June 2016 11:59 - Press Release
Following the development of a fault on a high pressure outlet hose during her sailing to St Peter Port this morning, Condor Liberation will operate on reduced power for the remainder of the day, resulting in slight delays to her schedule.
“A fault with a high pressure outlet hose has meant that Condor Liberation will operate on two engines for the rest of the day,” said Paul Luxon, CEO of Condor Ferries.
“Our engineers have assessed the fault and are working to repair it but are unlikely to be able to complete repairs until this evening. I’d like to apologise to all of our customers who are affected by the delays but am pleased to confirm that everyone should reach their destinations within two hours of their original scheduled arrival times.”
Passengers who may be affected by these schedule changes should check the sailing updates on www.condorferries.com or on our Twitter feed @CF_Travel_News.
For full information, please download our press release.