This in from Wightlink. Happily they say the works on the craft shouldn’t impact the timetable. In their words – Ed.
The ferry, which sails on the Portsmouth to Fishbourne route, is undergoing £200,000 of refurbishments with specialist marine company BluMarine during May.
It will mean spacious and luxurious accommodation on deck 5 with comfortable new chairs and sofas with great views. Lighting will be improved to save energy and create a relaxing environment and there will be better access to the outside decks for disabled customers who use wheelchairs.
Onboard Business Centre
An onboard Business Centre will include tables where commuters and other business people can work easily, equipped with charging points for mobile phones and laptops. There will also be more charging points near the popular Costa coffee shop.
“We are sure our customers will appreciate the increased luxury on board St Clare,” says Operations Director Elwyn Dop. “This investment is good news for commuters, regular passengers and holidaymakers alike as they travel across the Solent in style.”
Ross Welham, Design Director of BluMarine adds: “We are excited to be working with Wightlink on creating a luxurious modern environment. It will be cosy on chilly winter crossings but fresh for hot summer days, with unrivalled views of the Solent from every seat.”
St Clare will be taken out of service between 6-8 May for the bulk of the preparation work to be completed; the fit-out will be completed over the following two weeks when she returns to the route.