P&O Interesting Facts

With ferry industry trade body, the Passenger Shipping Association, launching Ferry Fortnight in May here’s five things you didn’t know about P&O Ferries to France.

Paws for thought – P&O Ferries launched the Pet Passport system, which has transformed holidays for cats, dogs and ferrets, when a pug called Frodo sailed into Dover on 28 February 2000. Nearly 600,000 pets have used the scheme since then.

Ferry inspirational – If you’re inspired to sing on the Hull – Rotterdam crossing, perhaps when taking a ferry to Amsterdam, you’re in good company. Paul Heaton, lead singer with The Beautiful South, composed lyrics for hit records on board. All together now: “This could be anywhere, Liverpool or Rome, ’cause Rotterdam is anywhere, anywhere alone.”

Beavering away – Beavers travel with P&O Ferries as the company helps conservationists looking to reintroduce the rodents to our shores. They travel from the Continent to Dover heading for Ham, near Sandwich (you couldn’t make it up.)

My name is Michael – Mega star Michael Caine stares at you from the menus on board all the best restaurants at P&O Ferries, because the actor was a co-founder of top London eaterie Langan’s Brasserie, that the ferry company took to sea ten years ago.

Jaw dropping – Seafarers at P&O Ferries were asked to keep watch for Jaws after reports that Great White Sharks were in the English Channel. Only one suspect showed up which some experts said wasn’t real. But scientists really do study whales and dolphins from the ferry sailing between Portsmouth and Bilbao, which is also one of the routes for our mini cruises.

For more information about a ferry to france, or to make a ferry booking, go to www.POFerries.com or call 08716 646464