Wightlink Ferries unveil new environmentally friendly ferry

Wightlink’s new £30million environmentally friendly car ferry for the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route will be named Victoria of Wight. The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. Work is well underway on the new ship at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey.

Portsmouth’s new butterfly house launches

Portsmouth’s new tropical butterfly house is open as of Saturday 19th August, at Cumberland House natural history museum in Southsea. The old enclosure was demolished earlier this year, replaced by a new one built by Portsmouth City Council, providing a better environment for the butterflies and for visitors. The new …

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HMS Queen Elizabeth Arrives in Portsmouth

The Royal Navy’s newest and largest warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, made her long-awaited arrival into Portsmouth Harbour today (16th August 2017). Thousands of spectators lined the Portsmouth and Southsea seafront for a glimpse of the 65,000-tonne carrier, sailing home to Portsmouth after spending the last few weeks completing sea trials …

August event highlights in Portsmouth

Summer is reaching its peak, and Portsmouth is busier than ever, with Southsea Common covered in classic cars, Palmerston Road thriving during the Love Southsea Market, iconic venues opening their doors for exclusive behind-the-scenes tours, the skies lit up with colour as Portsmouth Kite Festival returns, and the seafront shaken by …

Aircraft carrier USS George HW Bush pays Portsmouth a visit

One of the world’s largest aircraft carriers, USS George HW Bush, sailed into Portsmouth today for a port visit before embarking Royal Navy personnel on a two-week exercise. USS George HW Bush and elements of her carrier strike group — USS Philippine Sea, USS Donald Cook, and Norwegian ship HNoMS …

Glorious Boudicca cruises back into Portsmouth International Port

Fred. Olsen’s cruise ship Boudicca makes a welcome return to Portsmouth International Port on Thursday 27th July after a journey which has taken her right around the country. Named after the famous tribal queen, Boudicca will be in the final stages of an eight-day cruise around the same British coastline …

Wightlink support Isle of Wight Pride

Wightlink are entering into the spirit of Isle of Wight Pride on Saturday 15th July by hosting a unique performance on board their flagship St Clare ferry, sailing from Portsmouth to Fishbourne. Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist La Voix and the Va Va Voom Boys will be staging an exclusive show on the …