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Latest Press Releases

Please see our latest news releases below:

Red Funnel provides update on Hi-Speed ferries

Thu, May 9 2024

Red Funnel staff and customers raise £30,000 for Aspire

Wed, Apr 10 2024

Public vote officially opens for Red Funnel’s 2024 Isle of Wight Awards

Mon, Apr 8 2024

Isle of Wight Maritime Roadshow for Girls

Thu, Mar 7 2024

Applications officially open for Red Funnel’s Isle of Wight Awards 2024

Thu, Feb 8 2024

Red Funnel announces sponsorship of talented Island residents

Tue, Jan 23 2024

Red Funnel colleagues and customers vote the Isle of Wight Foodbank as its Charity of the Year, 2024

Mon, Jan 15 2024

Red Funnel mascot snaps an elfie with Father Christmas in East Cowes

Thu, Dec 14 2023

Red Funnel Unveils 2024 Island Ambassador and Supported Teams Initiative for Isle of Wight Residents

Wed, Nov 15 2023

Red Funnel’s annual Black Friday sale returns with huge 1/3 off vehicle ferry travel

Mon, Nov 13 2023

Red Funnel honours UK Armed Forces with free foot passenger travel this Remembrance Weekend (11-12 Nov)

Mon, Nov 6 2023

Red Funnel prepares to launch new website

Wed, Nov 1 2023

Two weeks to go until winners revealed at the Red Funnel

Mon, Oct 30 2023

Red Funnel launches renewed ESG strategy

Thu, Apr 27 2023

Red Funnel teams up with Planet Aware for Island beach cleaning

Thu, Apr 27 2023

Maritime project to encourage girls in STEM roles takes place at Red Funnel

Thu, Apr 27 2023

Red Funnel announce new accessibility features for World Autism Day

Thu, Apr 6 2023

The Maritime Skills Academy announces new 3-year training partnership with Red Funnel

Thu, Mar 16 2023

East Cowes Town Council and Red Funnel open new community orchard for the Island community

Thu, Mar 16 2023

Red Funnel rolls out red carpet for VIP (Very Im'paw'tant Pooches)

Tue, Mar 14 2023

Meet the talented teams chosen for Red Funnel’s ‘Proud to Support’ initiative

Tue, Mar 14 2023

Island residents connect with Red Funnel management at recent Customer Forum

Thu, Mar 9 2023

Red Funnel celebrates raising £23,000 for Young Lives vs Cancer

Thu, Mar 2 2023

Red Funnel to operate vehicle ferry service from alternative berth on specific dates in March

Thu, Feb 23 2023

Red Funnel Announces this year's Island Ambassadors

Thu, Jan 26 2023

Voting is open for Red Funnel's Charity of the Year

Thu, Dec 22 2022

Red Funnel's annual Black Friday Sale returns with biggest offer of the year 1/3 off vehicle ferry travel

Thu, Nov 24 2022

Winners of the 2022 Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards revealed at special ceremony

Thu, Nov 17 2022

Red Funnel to team up with Isle of Wight Radio for Christmas Toy Appeal

Thu, Nov 10 2022

Red Funnel receives funding from the Department for Transport to support upgrades to accessibility services for passengers

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Red Funnel celebrates raising over £43,000 for Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboats

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Red Funnel completes Terminal 1 redevelopment

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Plan your Platinum Jubilee Weekend with Red Funnel’s royal guide to the Isle of Wight

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Red Funnel host mini festival village in preperation for Isle of Wight Festival

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Young Lives vs Cancer, Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year 2022, hosts an open day at Jean’s House

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Red Funnel announces essential maintenance to East Cowes mooring with minimal impact to services on 3 & 4 September

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Red Funnel host Tour of Britain Fanzone at Northwood House

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Red Funnel senior leaders connect with Island residents in reinstated Customer Forum

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Red Funnel to begin vehicle ferry service winter timetable four days early

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Last call for Red Funnel charity of the year, 2023 applications

Thu, Nov 3 2022

Red Funnel continues planting trees around the Island in celebration of their 160th birthday

Tue, Jun 7 2022

Red Funnel awarded RoSPA Order of Distinction Award

Tue, Jun 7 2022

Red Funnel announces extension of winter timetable in support of essential maintenance

Wed, Apr 27 2022

Red Funnel celebrates superfans’ 10th Birthday on Red Eagle

Tue, Apr 26 2022

SPOTTED: Gruffalo on board! Storybook illustrator surprises Red Funnel passengers with an impromptu book signing to celebrate Isle of Wight Story Festival

Thu, Mar 3 2022

Young Lives vs Cancer chosen by public as Red Funnel’s Charity of the Year 2022

Tue, Feb 1 2022

Red Funnel Celebrates 160 Years of serving the Isle of Wight

Wed, Sep 15 2021

Red Funnel returns to a more hourly service timetable with all three vehicle ferries in operation

Mon, May 17 2021

Red Funnel extends evening Red Jet service from Monday 17 May

Mon, May 17 2021

Crossings to Southampton increase upon first day of expanded RedJet timetable and relaunch of Quayconnect

Wed, Apr 21 2021

Red Funnel announces more Red Jet sailings and return of the Quayconnect bus service starting 12 April

Thu, Apr 1 2021

Red Funnel annual Black Friday sale returns with 1/3 off ferry travel until 31 Oct 2021

Wed, Dec 2 2020

Red Funnel celebrates best of Island businesses with the ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards’ 2020

Wed, Nov 25 2020

Red Funnel to maintain Red Jet 7 days a week, with revised timetable.

Wed, Nov 11 2020

Red Funnel Tuesday to Thursday vehicle ferry timetable changes from 29 September

Thu, Sep 24 2020

Red Funnel confirms no change to operations following new rules on 14 September

Mon, Sep 14 2020

Red Funnel to double daily Red Jet crossings from Saturday and increase vehicle ferry sailings from 1 August

Tue, Jul 21 2020

Red Funnel receives COVID-19 Statement of Compliance from DNV GL

Thu, Jul 16 2020

Red Funnel commemorates the 80th anniversary of Dunkirk and reflects on its role in the evacuation

Wed, Jul 15 2020

Red Funnel encourages passengers to assess their travel needs and plan ahead before using ferry services

Wed, Jul 15 2020

Red Funnel obtains “We’re Good to Go” COVID-19 industry standard mark

Wed, Jul 15 2020

Red Funnel optimises Red Jet sailings for key workers

Wed, Apr 1 2020

Red Funnel celebrates Red Kestrel’s first anniversary

Wed, Apr 1 2020

Red Funnel urges public to heed latest government advice on travel and keep to essential travel only on ferries

Wed, Apr 1 2020

Island ferry operators are aligned to support customers

Fri, Mar 27 2020

Red Funnel revises timetable to protect lifeline support to the Isle of Wight

Mon, Mar 23 2020

MCA grants temporary ability for Red Funnel passengers to remain in vehicles on select crossings

Wed, Mar 18 2020

Red Funnel celebrates International Women’s Day with ‘Women in Maritime’ pledge and executive board equality

Mon, Mar 9 2020

Red Funnel welcomes Sainsbury’s aboard & unveils expanded menu and retail plans

Thu, Feb 27 2020

February Fun on the Isle of Wight

Thu, Feb 13 2020

Red Funnel Appoints New Operations Director

Thu, Feb 13 2020

Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboats chosen as Red Funnel's Charity of the Year 2020

Thu, Jan 30 2020

Red Funnel to offer big discounts on advance ferry bookings as 2020 Isle of Wight Festival line-up is announced

Wed, Dec 4 2019

Red Funnel's Black Friday sale event to launch this Friday 22nd November

Wed, Nov 27 2019

Red Funnel CEO officially awarded Merchant Navy Medal

Fri, Nov 8 2019

Public Vote opens for Red Funnel Isle of wight Awards

Fri, Nov 8 2019

Last chance for nominations for the 'Red Funnel Isle of wight Awards'

Fri, Oct 25 2019

Red Funnel supports Anti-Bullying Awards

Fri, Oct 25 2019

Nominations open for Red Funnel's Charity of the Year 2020

Mon, Oct 21 2019

Light meets dark this October on the Isle of Wight

Thu, Oct 17 2019

Red Funnel supports Mountbatten’s ‘Go Yellow’ Day

Tue, Oct 1 2019

Red Funnel wins prestigious Maritime 2050 Award

Fri, Sep 20 2019

Nominations open for the ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards’

Tue, Sep 10 2019

Red Funnel nominated for Green Initiative Award in the 2019 IW Chamber Business Awards for Excellence

Mon, Sep 9 2019

Red Funnel CEO honoured with Merchant Navy Medal

Tue, Sep 3 2019

Lesley Garrett warms-up her vocal cords onboard Red Funnel ferry on route to perform at Wight Proms

Mon, Sep 2 2019

Prestigious award nomination for Red Funnel Ferries

Thu, Aug 22 2019

Red Funnel assists in rescue operation in the Solent

Tue, Aug 20 2019

Red Funnel Ferries declares its support for Southampton Pride

Tue, Aug 20 2019

50 years of High Speed

Wed, Aug 14 2019

Red Funnel underlines commitment to diversity at first ever Maritime UK Awards

Thu, Aug 8 2019

Red Funnel’s popular fireworks party cruises back for 2019

Tue, Jul 30 2019

Red Jet 7 marks one-year of service

Wed, Jul 17 2019

Red Funnel awarded sought after sustainable transport award

Sun, Jul 14 2019

Red Funnel Ferries changes its logo in support for Solent Pride events

Fri, Jul 5 2019

Red Funnel to light the skies with unmissable Cowes Week firework display

Fri, Jun 28 2019

‘Madness’ onboard Red Funnel Ferry

Tue, Jun 18 2019

Red Funnel’s ‘Red Goes Green’ environment strategy update

Tue, Jun 4 2019

Discover the Isle of Wight this May bank holiday and half term with Red Funnel

Fri, May 24 2019

Red Kestrel enters service with first freight cargo

Fri, May 24 2019

Red Funnel’s new freight ferry has arrived in Southampton

Thu, Apr 18 2019

Red Funnel’s Red Jet 3 sold to Croatian ferry company

Wed, Mar 27 2019

Red Funnel officially opens Well Road Car Park in East Cowes

Fri, Feb 22 2019

Leading Isle of Wight ferry provider launches freight ship, Red Kestrel

Mon, Feb 18 2019