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The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company wants public opinion on a new ship.
The company has plans to replace the Ben-my-Chree with a purpose-built ship, designed and constructed over the next three years.
Passengers past, present and future are invited to submit their views, specifically relating to on-board facility preferences, through a survey (click here) which is being hosted by Island Global Research.
For more click here.
The number of visitors to Spike Island has risen to 25% so far in 2019, with the operation of a new, larger-capacity ferry just one of a number of developments at the Cork Harbour destination.
The new ferry, reports EchoLive.ie, is the 126-seater Spike Island which has been operating since Friday, April 19.
As a result, the busiest day for Easter 2019 was up 50% on Easter 2018, according to a report from the Tourism Directorate of Cork County Council.
“The Spike Island … is more comfortable with a larger capacity that the Bryan J, which was used previously,” the report said.
“The new contract with Doyle Shipping Group provides for the use of both vessels, which will significantly increase capacity to transfer tourists between Cobh and the Island.”
More on the story can be read here.