P&O Ferries cancels trips from Hull to Zeebrugge as Pride of Bruges needs engineering work

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 12 May 2017

Passengers are facing major disruption after P&O confirmed one of the ferries sailing to Zeebrugge will be out of action for two weeks.

The Pride of Bruges has been struck down by an engineering problem and limped into Hull several hours late today.

The ferry company has now confirmed the vessel will not be sailing for some time which means Thursday evening's 6.30pm sailing has been cancelled.

A spokesman said: "The Pride of Bruges has experienced a technical engineering issue, and is expected to be out of service for a minimum period of two weeks. Alternative arrangements are being made for all customers."

The Mail understands passengers booked in within the next few days are being offered a range of different options.

The Pride of Bruges is one of two ferries which sail between Hull and Zeebrugge. The other ferry, the Pride of York, is unaffected.

Where possible they will be offered a sailing to Zeebrugge on the Pride of York or a trip on a sailing to Rotterdam. Passengers can also use the Dover to Calais route. Those who decide not to sail will be given a full refund.

P&O has yet to make a decision on whether to bring in another vessel for the Hull to Zeebrugge route or just stick with the Pride of York on a reduced service.

It was only in March that the Pride of York and Pride of Bruges relaunched following a a multi-million pound refit.

Both vessels have had their freight facilities, shops, catering experience and bedrooms completely overhauled, and the bars now have hotspot wi-fi.

Passengers should visit www.poferries.com for more information.

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