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Romantic moment on board Wightlink’s Victoria of Wight

The crew of Wightlink‘s flagship Victoria of Wight played cupid when regular traveller Kevin Gumma decided it was time to propose to his partner Chrissy Tierney. Kevin thought it would be romantic to pop the question in mid-Solent so tipped off steward Sue Prince in advance. She was only too pleased to make the arrangements […]

November, 18th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Christmas cheer for Isle of Wight cats – from Wightlink

Wightlink is hoping to give Isle of Wight cats a purr-fect Christmas this year, thanks to an appeal organised by one of its employees. Customers are being encouraged to donate cat food which will be given to Nine Lives Cat Rescue, a small voluntary-run feline shelter in Wroxall. Cat lover Anni Ruecroft has organised staff […]

November, 15th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Young leaders from the Isle of Wight learn more about ferry travel at Wightlink

Young Isle of Wight leaders got an insight into hybrid energy technology on a visit to Wightlink. Isaac Lethbridge MYP, member of the Island’s UK Youth Parliament, his deputy MYP Benson Hardy and Youth Council member India Dale met Captain Matt Mullins on the Bridge of Wightlink’s flagship Victoria of Wight. They saw how the […]

November, 11th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Applications invited for Wightlink’s 2020 Community Sponsorship Scheme

Sports and arts groups working with young people on the Isle of Wight are being invited to apply for travel support as part of Wightlink’s 2020 Community Sponsorship Scheme. Last year Wightlink gave more than £800,000 of ferry travel to hundreds of clubs, groups and societies to help them attend mainland events and fixtures. This […]

November, 4th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Seeing double. Two Victoria of Wights cross the Solent

Wightlink’s hybrid flagship Victoria of Wight has welcomed a smaller version on board. Ryde modelmaker Martin Stock has spent the last nine months building a detailed model of the Portsmouth-Fishbourne car ferry that joined Wightlink’s fleet in 2018. He has used more than 15,000 bricks and tiles to recreate the ship together with her interior […]

October, 16th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink supports the Isle of Wight’s looked-after children

Wightlink is helping young people under the care of the Isle of Wight Council to access further education opportunities on the mainland. The new partnership between Wightlink and the council will provide young people with Wightlink travel passes to enable them to commute to a mainland college which offers specialist courses currently unavailable on the […]

October, 3rd 2019 Read full Press Release »

More sailings on Wightlink’s Lymington-Yarmouth route in summer 2020

Wightlink is finalising its 2020 timetables*. New next summer will be more sailings at weekends between Lymington and Yarmouth. On average, there will be an extra 16 round-trips every weekend on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays from April to the end of August when three ferries will be in operation. There will also be additional […]

September, 27th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink appoints a new mainland Port Operations Manager

Wightlink’s new head of mainland port operations is happy to swap force eleven typhoons in the mid-Pacific for the calmer waters of the Solent. That is not to say Arron Taylor is not relishing meeting the day-to-day challenges of managing Wightlink’s three busy mainland transport hubs at Lymington, Portsmouth Gunwharf and Portsmouth Harbour. Arron, 36, […]

September, 26th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink appoints a new Island Port Operations Manager

An Isle of Wight man will be bringing his local knowledge to his new role as head of Island port operations for Wightlink. After 13 years with Royal Mail, Islander Martin Gulliver from Newport has swapped managing busy delivery offices along the south coast of England for Wightlink’s three busy Island ferry terminals. Martin, who […]

September, 26th 2019 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink Beach Clean Success

Around 40 volunteers joined a Wightlink-led beach clean as part of Isle of Wight Day on the morning of Saturday, 21 September 2019. A dozen sacks full of rubbish were collected from the area around Ryde Pier and the beach to the east towards Appley. Unusual items found included a toy gun, a bowling pin, […]

September, 24th 2019 Read full Press Release »

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