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Archies ‘Jet’ for free this weekend courtesy of Red Funnel Ferries

By 08/05/2019October 1st, 2020British Isles, Press Release, Red Funnel

(8 May 2019) With news of a new Royal baby making headlines across the world, Red Funnel Ferries, the original Isle of Wight ferry company, is joining in the with the celebrations and has announced that it will be offering free foot passenger travel this weekend to all passengers named Archie.

Passengers named ‘Archie’ or any derivation thereof (first name or surname) can take up the opportunity of free travel courtesy of Red Funnel on its Red Jet service, as well as those who are foot passengers travelling on its RORO (vehicle) ferries, on either Saturday 11th or Sunday 12th May, originating either way between Southampton and East or West Cowes.

To claim the offer, customers simply show up at the ticket office and present valid, current photo ID to prove their first or last name is Archie*.

Commenting on the free travel offer, CEO of Red Funnel, Fran Collins, said: “News of a new Royal baby is always a fantastic day and as a British brand, we are always supporting our Royal family. Everyone at Red Funnel passes on their huge congratulations to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and we look forward to welcoming all of our passengers this weekend, especially those called Archie.”


Lisa Norman
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