This year’s Ben-my-Chree round-the-Island sunset cruise will take place on Saturday, June 28th.
The Ben-my-Chree will depart Douglas at 1900 for a trip of around 4 hours and tickets are now on sale, priced at £26 for adults and £16 for children, including a main meal, non-alcoholic drink and ice cream.
The bar will not be open during the sailing as the vessel is not licenced to sell alcohol while it is in Manx waters. However, passengers are welcome to ‘bring their own’ to enjoy with their meal.
Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘These cruises are a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the beauty of the Manx coastline and enjoy a relaxing evening in good company. They are always popular, so I’d recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.
‘Once again this year, the very knowledgeable Captain Stephen Carter will be providing commentary during the journey, which provides a fascinating insight to go with the breathtaking views.
‘One new addition is that the Ben will be flying the pennant from the previous Ben-my-Chree, the fifth to carry the name, which served the Steam Packet Company from 1966 to 1984. Our vessels used to have their own individual pennants, with the last one to do so being the second Lady of Mann, which served from 1976 to 2005.
‘The pennant from the old Ben is being loaned to us by Mr Adrian Sweeney of Ships of Mann magazine who has asked if we would like to fly the pennant, which should certainly add a lovely nostalgic touch to this year’s cruise.’
To book a place on the Ben-my-Chree round-the-Island cruise, please call in at the Ferry Travel Shop, Sea Terminal, Douglas or call the Reservations Team on 661661.