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From the archives: P&O / North Sea Ferries joint “Eurolink” land-bridge brochure (approx. 1990)

Looking back around 30 years, what was then P&O European Ferries still issued dedicated “land-bridge” brochures with North Sea Ferries. P&O Ferries were still only half-owners of NSF at the time. IONIC FERRY is the Cairnryan ship featured on the cover, while NORLAND is the NSF vessel featured despite the much newer NORSEA and NORSUN already being in service.

NORSEA and NORSUN are still in service, though on the Hull – Zeebrugge route rather than Hull – Rotterdam as they would have been in 1990. Now named PRIDE OF YORK and PRIDE OF BRUGES, they sail under the P&O Ferries brand as P&O bought-out their partners in NSF, Nedlloyd, in 1996. NORLAND and her sister NORSTAR were broken up in India during 2010.

P&O’s PRIDE OF BRUGES (ex Norsun). P&O

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a former retail professional and a ferry writer and photographer. He created NI Ferry Site as a web design project in 2014 to be a news and information source for everyone with an interest in ferries, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. Steven is the editor of the website and looks after all of the technical aspects.
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