P&O Ferries – Visit Hull

P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries, the UK’s Favourite Ferry Company*

P&O Ferries is a household name operator of ferry services across the English Channel, North Sea and Irish Sea, with almost 4,000 employees.

We have a fleet of more than 20 ships and operate more than 30,000 sailings a year. In addition to sailing on eight major routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium, we operate intermodal continental hubs at Zeebrugge and Europoort and have our own logistics arm, P&O Ferrymasters.

Every year we carry more than 10 million passengers, 1.6 million cars and 2.2 million freight units.

*As voted for by consumers in the 2016 Globe Travel Awards


Why did we choose to support Hull 2017?

P&O Ferries’ iconic route from Hull to Rotterdam first began 52 years ago and was followed a decade later by a service between Hull and Zeebrugge.

During that time the company has employed hundreds of local people, taken hundreds of thousands of tourists to the continent and transported millions of tonnes of freight to and from Britain.

Today, as we celebrate Hull being the UK City of Culture in 2017, both routes are as popular as ever.

Two giant, 60,000-ton, cruise-ferries – the Pride of Hull and the Pride of Rotterdam – provide a daily service across the North Sea to Holland. While the route to Belgium is served by the Pride of York and Pride of Bruges, which have been relaunched this year with an £8.5 million refurbishment.

With mouth-watering food on offer in the Brasserie, live music, bars and airport-style shopping, the holiday begins when you set foot on the ship.


Janette Bell, Managing Director of P&O Ferries, said: “We have employed people in Hull for many years and taken hundreds of thousands more on holidays to the continent. Given our enduring relationship with the city of Hull, we are delighted to be the Official Ferry Partner for Hull City of Culture 2017, a welcome celebration of one of the great maritime cities of the world.”

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