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Christmas entertainment onboard Wightlink’s ferries during December

A programme of festive ferry entertainment is being lined up by Wightlink to bring Christmas cheer to travellers over the holiday season. Building on the popularity of a series of performances last Christmas and throughout the year, the line-up on selected sailings on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will include the Osel Singers, the Isle of Wight […]

November, 12th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink supports innovative medical research

Wightlink has teamed up with Lifelight – a new medical initiative using the latest technologies to reduce the cost of accurate patient monitoring – to give people the opportunity to check their blood pressure, heart rate and respiration rate. Nurse Teresa Day, from the Isle of Wight, was on board St Clare sailing between Portsmouth […]

October, 23rd 2018 Read full Press Release »

Kids go free to cheer on Great South runners

Island runners competing in this year’s Simplyhealth Great South Run can take along their young supporters for free, thanks to a special ‘Kids Go Free’ offer from Wightlink. Around 500 people from the Isle of Wight are taking part in the annual run in Portsmouth on Sunday 21 October, with many raising money for their […]

October, 12th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Three cheers for Victoria of Wight

A brand new ale has been exclusively brewed for Wightlink to celebrate the arrival of its state-of-the-art hybrid energy ferry, Victoria of Wight. Also named Victoria of Wight, the new ale has been crafted by experts at Island Brewery, who worked with Wightlink to perfect the tipple which is now available to purchase onboard Wightlink’s […]

October, 10th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Honours for Wightlink’s Steve Chamberlain to recognise his bravery in rescuing a drowning man

Wightlink Deck Officer Steve Chamberlain has received two national awards for his actions in saving a man’s life by jumping into the freezing waters of Portsmouth Harbour earlier this year. HRH Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, presented him with the Merchant Navy Medal at a ceremony at Trinity House. He also received an Individual Commendation […]

October, 10th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Wightlink helps couple towards finishing post of charity challenge in aid of the RNLI

The final leg of an intrepid charity drive around the British Isles and Ireland by a motoring-mad couple was given a boost by ferry operator Wightlink. London-based couple James and Belinda Richardson have, since the end of August, been undertaking a unique fundraising challenge – to drive anti-clockwise around the British Isles and the whole […]

October, 5th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Ryde School students enjoy a right Royal afternoon

A dozen sixth form students from Ryde School volunteered to help top Isle of Wight chef Robert Thompson serve hundreds of guests at the Naming Ceremony of Wightlink’s new hybrid energy flagship Victoria of Wight at Fishbourne. They helped hand out the gourmet canapés both on board the £30million ferry and at the reception at […]

October, 1st 2018 Read full Press Release »

Royal naming for Wightlink’s new flagship

Wightlink’s environmentally friendly flagship, Victoria of Wight, was officially named today (Thursday 20 September) by Her Royal Highness Sophie The Countess of Wessex. The new £30 million hybrid energy car ferry received a blessing by The Right Reverent Christopher Foster at Wightlink’s port of Fishbourne before the Countess of Wessex broke a bottle of Champagne […]

September, 21st 2018 Read full Press Release »

Festival art project supported by Wightlink

A project to create a mural marking the 50th anniversary of the Isle of Wight Festival is being supported by Wightlink. The ferry company is providing free travel to Kent artist Guy Portelli whose work on the mural will see him making regular trips to the Island – particularly during ‘festival season.’ A focal point […]

September, 19th 2018 Read full Press Release »

Victoria of Wight to be officially named by HRH The Countess of Wessex

Wightlink’s brand new £30 million hybrid energy car ferry, Victoria of Wight, is to be officially named by HRH The Countess of Wessex on Thursday, September 20. The ceremony will take place at Wightlink’s Fishbourne port on the Isle of Wight in front of local school children, civic dignitaries and invited guests. It will include […]

September, 17th 2018 Read full Press Release »

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