More on proposed links between Vigo, Spain/Cork, Ireland/Plymouth, England route which could commence services in 2020.
"Our idea is to compete with prices and duration of the trip with Santander and Bilbao and also with the plane to London on trips to the United Kingdom from Vigo," said Javier Castro, advisor of Incargo, the company that manages the Atlantic Terminal Vigo, yesterday. and that also takes the ferry project from Bouzas to Plymouth, in the southwest of England, with an earlier stop in Cork, in Ireland. A ship that would be both for goods and for transporting trucks and also for passengers who want to travel to Britain with their own car. "
..."the ship that will make the itinerary will be about 200 meters long and will reach 24 knots of speed. It is estimated to make the journey between 24 and 28 hours."
..."It will transport trucks, for 800 euros, and passengers, with a cost of 350 euros for two people with a tour, in both cases round-trip tickets. On the other hand, aspects such as the frequency of trips are still undefined, although there are three departures a week from Vigo. If it goes well it would expand. "It is designed for the tourist offer in Galicia, but also for the British community in northern Portugal,"
"We have a lot of work left and we still can't say which days will be the departures or the schedules or the fixed time that the cruise will take because we have to see the characteristics of the ship, although we contemplate combining trucks, tourism and passengers, with about 200 trucks and 150 passengers. We are still working on the characteristics of the ship that is less suited to the line, "said Javier Castro. In any case, it would be a Grimaldi ship of about 200 meters. "The Grimaldi shipping company is committed to Vigo and this project. Being optimistic it could be at the end of the year but I think rather at the beginning of 2020," Castro said. "The trip would be like a small one-day cruise," he says.
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