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Strictly stars give Irish Ferries something to dance about

Irish Ferries were tripping the light fantastic as they were named Best Ferry Operator at the 2016 Group Leisure Awards and received their prize from Strictly Come Dancing stars Erin Boag and Anton du Beke.

Voted for by readers of the UK’s Group Leisure Magazine, the award reflects Irish Ferries’ popularity within the coach and group market, which the company says is based on its “reliability and value, coupled with coach driver facilities, the support given to elderly and less mobile passengers, and extra services such as real-time sailing updates via its mobile-friendly website, and ship-wide WiFi”|.

It is the second time Irish Ferries has been honoured with the award, having been a previous winner in 2012.

Accepting the award at the annual gala dinner in Birmingham, Marie McCarthy, head of Irish Ferries, dedicated coach and groups department, pointed to Ireland’s attractiveness as a touring destination with its “easy access, variety of scenery, good-value accommodation and friendly locals”.

Irish Ferries best ferry award
Irish Ferries management Marie McCarthy, Dermot Merrigan and Ann Pye receiving their award from Erin Boag and Anton du Beke

She added: “The Wild Atlantic Way has already become a proven touring success and Discover Ireland’s latest project, the Ancient East is bringing the history of the midlands and south-east to a new audience.”

Posted on 27th October 2016 at 02:58 pm in Ferry Operators | Irish Ferries | Ferry News |

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