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Dover-based P&O Ferries wins two national awards 

P&O Ferries' 4,000 employees are celebrating this week after the company won two prestigious awards for being Britain's leading ferry operator.

Voted for by the general public and travel industry experts respectively, the two accolades were part of the Globe Travel Awards 2017 which were presented at a ceremony attended by 1,100 people at London's Grosvenor House Hotel.

P&O Ferries was named Britain's Favourite Ferry Company in a category voted for by readers of the Daily Mail.

P&O Ferries also beat a number of other operators to be named Best Ferry Company in a category voted for by readers of Travel Weekly, the country's leading travel trade magazine.

Janette Bell (pictured), Managing Director of P&O Ferries, said: "We were delighted to win these two awards which were voted for by the people who know our ships and services best."

"Our company is 180 years old this year and we have always believed that travelling by sea should be fun. We believe that the journey is just as important as the destination, something which sets us apart from a budget airline."

"Not only are our ships a reliable and efficient way of getting to the continent, there is also far more for our customers and their families to do on board. We have shops stocked with fragrances, alcohol, confectionery and toys with up to 50 per cent off high street prices. We also have a range of restaurants with spectacular views to suit all tastes and all budgets."

"Together with the outstanding customer service provided by our crew, it helps to explain why we have once again been voted as Britain's number one ferry company."

P&O Ferries is a leading pan-European ferry and logistics company, sailing on eight major routes between Britain, France, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Holland and Belgium. It operates 20 vessels which carry more than 10 million passengers, 1.6 million cars and 2.2 million freight units every year.

Together with its logistics division, P&O Ferrymasters, the company also operates integrated road and rail links to countries across the continent including Italy, Poland and Romania. A P&O Ferrymasters-owned rail terminal in the northern Romanian city of Oradea, which will facilitate the onward movement of goods to Britain from the Silk Road, became operational last year.

Issued by P&O Ferries Communications

Posted on 16/01/2017