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Great voyages start here

Great voyages start here

10 Aug 2017

Spanish Summer fun at Portsmouth International Port

The summer holidays are in full swing this month, with “Spanish Tuesdays” making a welcome return to Portsmouth International Port.

Tuesday afternoons in August will see Port mascot Pip the Whale helping to hand out free Spanish hats, as passengers arrive for a crossing to Northern Spain with Brittany Ferries. There’s also a free colouring booklet for children and for adults.  The grown up version focuses on mindfulness, the booklets helping holidaymakers young and old get into a relaxed state at the start of their journey.

All passengers sailing on holiday from Portsmouth International Port this summer have a chance to win an iPad in the colouring competition. The pictures from the booklets can be handed into an ORCA wildlife officer onboard the ferry, scanned and emailed, or posted back to the Port at the end of the holiday.

On Spanish Tuesdays Pip the Whale will be posing for pictures with passengers in front the of the new #portsmouthtakesyouthere ocean backdrop. The marketing message is being used to highlight the wonderful experiences people can have on a holiday that starts at Portsmouth International Port. That includes a hassle free check in, even during the busiest time of the year at the Port. 

Travellers heading off on summer holidays are also being asked to make a pledge to help protect the oceans as part of an exhibition on the mezzanine floor of the terminal building. The displays feature the work of ORCA, a local marine conservation charity, and some of the magnificent sea creatures that can be seen from ferries that sail from Portsmouth International Port.