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What do you think about the Steam Packet?

Company wants public opinion on new ship

The Steam Packet wants to know your thoughts, as it prepares for 'major investment in its fleet'.

The company has plans to replace the Ben-my-Chree with a purpose-built ship, designed and constructed over the next three years.

Passengers past, present and future are invited to submit their views, specifically relating to on-board facility preferences, through a survey which is being hosted by Island Global Research.

It's thought results of the consultation will be used to shape the on-board services prioritised on the new craft, with a promise from Chief Executive Mark Woodward to 'meet the needs' of both foot and vehicle passengers, as well as freight services.

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company says it's: "also committed to maintaining a third back-up vessel, intended to be the Ben-my-Chree when the replacement vessel arrives, which will enhance back-up for both passenger and freight links and help increase capacity during the TT and Festival of Motorcycling."

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