Ferry tickets go on sale
The Journal reports that tickets for the new ferry, the Volcan de Tijarafe, go on sale today for July, August and September. It is the latest twist to a story that goes back to the closure of the previous ferry service at the end of January 2012, and reported here frequently since then. Hopes have been raised, only to be dashed on too many occasions since, but at last there does appear to be a positive outcome, even if the service is restricted to the summer months.
Ticket information for the sea voyages between Sta Cruz de Tenerife – Funchal – Portimão – Funchal – Las Palmas de Gran Canaria was given by the communication office of Grupo Sousa, which adds that tickets can be purchased through their website or at the Porto Santo Line branches at Avenida do Mar (Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) and Estrada Monumental (Monday to Sunday: 9h – 12h30 / 14h – 20h).
Funnily enough the ship that is featured on the website looks remarkably like the previous one – it is almost as if it never went away:
Although it is the mainland link that will be of interest to residents it looks like there will be an onward link to Santa Cruz de Tenerife as well as Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
High Season – 29 euros;
Low season – 24 euros;
High season – 25 euros;
Low Season – 20 euros;
High Season – 85 euros;
Low Season – 88 euros;
The transport of vehicles of the continent will cost around 315 euros and the motorcycles 115 euros.
Another great cartoon from Matt in the Telegraph as the world cup approaches.