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LD Lines New Ferry Links To Spain

LD Lines has announced further increases to its ferry service network to Spain with the addition of a weekly sailing to Gijón, linking in with its existing France (St-Nazaire)–Spain (Gijón) route and recently launched new service between Poole and Santander.

In addition, the operator will also be introducing an Ireland–France–Spain weekly service between Rosslare in Southern Ireland and Gijón via St-Nazaire on the West coast of France.

For the first time the Northern Spanish port of Gijón will provide a passenger ferry link with Poole and Rosslare, as part of a two ship operation combining the vessels Norman Asturias and sister ship Scintu.

Complementing LD Lines’ France–Spain route between St-Nazaire and Gijón in Northern Spain and the new Poole–Santander service, the new services represent a significant development to the company’s creation of an Atlantic ferry network dedicated to the “Motorway of the Seas” concept. For the tourist markets, these ferry links will make destinations in Spain, France and Portugal, including regions such as the Algarve, even more accessible particularly for motorists, in addition to the inbound UK and Southern Ireland visitor markets.

With a crossing time of 25 hours, the additional Poole–Gijón service will begin on 5 January 2014 with fares starting from £399 for a car and two passengers, including cabin.

Poole–Santander fares also start from £399 return for a car and two passengers including cabin.

The vessels Norman Asturias and Scintu each have capacity for up to 500 passengers and 200 cars and onboard facilities include 120 cabins, bar, restaurant, shop and a full range of passenger entertainment is being developed and will be introduced in the months ahead.

From 5 January 2014, LD Lines’ new sailing schedule will be :


- Poole–Gijón departs Tuesdays 12:00 midday
- Gijón–Poole departs Fridays 13:00
- Poole–Santander departs Saturdays 16:00
- Santander–Poole departs Sundays 22:30
- Rosslare–Gijón departs Fridays 21:00 via St-Nazaire
- St-Nazaire–Gijón departs Saturdays 22:00
- Gijón–Rosslare departs Tuesdays 22:00 via St-Nazaire
- St-Nazaire–Rosslare departs Wednesdays 23:59
- St-Nazaire–Gijón departs Mondays 19:00 ; Thursdays 18:00; Saturdays 22:00
- Gijón–St-Nazaire departs Sundays 17:00 Tuesdays 22:00; Wednesdays 19:00

Full details at: www.ldlines.co.uk


 

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Date Published:
17th December 2013

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David Betterton
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