New Signature Lounge Opens in Cross-Solent First

23-05-2017  Red Funnel, the original Isle of Wight ferry operator has launched a new club lounge offering on its Southampton – East Cowes route. In a cross-Solent first, the brand new Signature Lounge gives travellers the opportunity to enjoy an exclusive premium travel experience.

The Signature Lounge is available daily on Red Falcon and Red Osprey sailings and can be purchased in advance or on-board from £10 per person per crossing. Accessed by boarding card, the new lounge on 'A Deck' is fully air-conditioned and offers panoramic views of the Solent for up to 40 guests.

The new lounge features a mix of contemporary seating styles and has a 'nautical chic' theme with subtle mood lighting to ensure the perfect start to a relaxing holiday or short-break. Connectivity is also taken care of with enhanced Wi-Fi, 240v sockets and USB charging points available.

Guests who choose to upgrade will have access to a well-stocked library of magazines, newspapers, books and complimentary premium tea and coffee, cold drinks and pastries. A fully stocked cash bar is also available as well as a dedicated food/bar service host.

Murray Carter, Red Funnel's customer services director said: "We are excited to be the first cross-Solent ferry operator to launch a club lounge concept despite it being a feature on many trains, planes and ferries around the world. The decision follows extensive customer research and we've worked hard to provide the features and facilities which customers valued at an affordable price point. We look forward to welcoming our Signature Lounge guests and delivering our award-winning customer service with an added personal touch."

In addition to the Signature Lounge upgrade, Red Funnel's premium options also include Priority Boarding/Disembarkation which is available from just £6.50 per car.

Both upgrades qualify for My Reward loyalty points and can be purchased using points if customers have sufficient credit. Premium upgrades can be booked by calling 0238 001 9192 and online (Signature Lounge from early June). The minimum age for Signature Lounge access is 12 years and pets (with the exception of assistance dogs) are not permitted.

More information as well as terms & conditions of entry is available at 


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