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L’Express Des Îles To Launch New Inter-Island Vessel

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L’ Express des Îles has announced plans to launch its biggest-ever vessel to sail the Caribbean Sea.

The launch will occur later this year.

The company declared in a news release that it intends to redefine travel in the Caribbean with the new vessel, providing unparalleled comfort and operational excellence.

The 60-metre-long catamaran was built in a Norway shipyard.

It has an advanced stabilisation system, full air conditioning, and several onboard refinements.

They include a duty-free retail area as well as food and beverage outlets.

The new vessel will accommodate 428 passengers and can take vehicles on board.

“Our commitment is not only to improve the reliability of our services on the Marie-Galante line and the international line to Dominica, Martinique, and Saint Lucia but also to stimulate growth and employment in the Caribbean, thus promoting a developing future for the community,” L’Express Des Îles President Moritz Bruns stated.

L’Express des Îles, based in Guadeloupe, has operated for 37 years.

Initially, the company offered rapid passenger transport services between Guadeloupe, Les Saintes and Marie Galante, French overseas territories.

However, in 1989, it expanded its services to Martinique and Dominica, then to Saint Lucia in 1994.

In 2024, the German group, FRS, which operates 60 ships in 40 countries, bought L’ Express des Îles.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. What about the South? Too much driving there and back to Castries to catch the ferry.
    It would be great if one picked up/dropped off in the South, more people would use it.

  2. Yes a ferry from South to Castries is a good alternative if they can time it right to catch both.

  3. I appreciate this isn’t a clear response to the conversation in hand… but let’s hope more fellow islanders come here. Let’s hope their colour doesn’t matter. Let’s hope their sight is about seeing, loving, care, belief………..passion!

    Saturday night, Rodney Bay….

    As loud as this disgraceful woman can say…..: let’s pass these white folk….pass us! Eh eh!

    Eh eh, my white daughter just got sports medals for this island…:eh eh……she’s hard working, determined and bleeds red!

    The irony being half our group were born in SL, but that doesn’t matter any more. As a society St. Lucians it’s getting nasty!!

    Shameful. I cried when I heard that cos I thought this island was better, stronger, more intelligent.

    So sad now, so disappointed.

    I

  4. If you don’t communicate with me soon, this utter debacle of nothingness will turn into a huge dilemma of Caribbean racism. The expats are so unhappy with locals behaviour they want to leave…. If they take their money….. it’s not good for this island!!!

    Just communicate. Let’s have an open conversation….

    Please

    🏝️

  5. will they be making a stop in Portsmouth DOM en-route, or will we continue to have to make our way to Roseau to catch it?

  6. This is a wonderful addition to their fleet, however it would be great to expand to a few more islands rather than sticking to its current route. I’m not sure how this really helps with inter regional travel.

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