French and Spanish ferry operator Brittany Ferries has unveiled the most recent addition to its fleet, Galicia.
Because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic the debut occasion for the brand new ship came about nearly, in an internet inauguration ceremony – a primary for the corporate.
The brand-new super-ferry, constructed on the CMJL shipyard in Weihai, China, is the primary in a trio of sisterships – and represents a key milestone in Brittany Ferries’ fleet renewal programme.
Galicia’s future sisterships Salamanca and Santoña will arrive in 2022 and 2023.
Galicia is an ‘E-Flexer’ class ferry.
At 215 metres lengthy she is the largest-ever Brittany Ferries ship and can carry over three kilometres of freight and passenger autos.
“Galicia’s arrival marks the beginning of a shiny new future for Brittany Ferries,” stated Brittany chief government, Christophe Mathieu.
“Once we ordered her, we may by no means have imagined the present pandemic scenario and its influence on commerce, journey and tourism.
“However she is our image of hope and optimism, and above all our confidence in a a lot brighter future on the horizon.”
He added: “Our clients demand fashionable, snug and environmentally-friendly sea journey. We will solely meet their expectations by…