New ferry service for Dominica

Vessels used by L’Express des Iles

Dominica will receive a new ferry service commencing October 13, 2011.

SAS JEANS fast ferry service, a subsidiary of SAS L’Express des Iles will begin calling at the Cabrits Cruise Ship Berth this month.

The vessel, Liberty,  will arrive in Portsmouth  from Point a Pitre, Guadeloupe on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays with onward voyage to Saint Pierre Martinique.

SAS JEANS Liberty will travel from Saint Pierre, Martinique to Portsmouth on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The vessel can accommodate up to 400 passengers and this new service is expected to result in increased visitor arrivals from  Guadeloupe and Martinique.

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40 Comments

  1. phil
    October 9, 2011

    T&T will be starting ferry service going all the way to JA

  2. So Na
    October 7, 2011

    VRAI ? SAI BOR ALOR ! TOUT BETEH CAH VENIR VIT . TOUT MOUN CAH VENIR AH LA PAYE NOUS . SAY OR BOR BETEH ZOR CA FEH DE LA DOMINIQUE :wink:……..MWEH VERY HAPPY :-D

  3. shy
    October 7, 2011

    Liat watch out, you all making people see too much misery when traveling on you guys.Either flight delay,our your baggage lost.It was about time you guys get this kind of competion.They should travel all over the carrbean.

    • only
      October 8, 2011

      Amen to that. Try adding Puerto Rico and Antigua next. Unfortunately right now it is a French based route that they are instituting. DA is probably only included because it is along the pathway.

    • October 8, 2011

      Who wouldwant to sit on a boat for soo long like cargo when I can travel on LIAT, American Eagle or CAL give me a break. I am not a box of bannanas. Dominicans have been treated like cargo too much.

      • Da National
        October 10, 2011

        Are you on crack?

  4. Fairplay
    October 7, 2011

    The French is refusing entry to a Dominican owned Fast Ferry which is soon to be lunched—–I say if no Dominica Ferry to the French islands then NO more French ferry to Dominica;our government need to take a firm stand.

    • dreamer
      October 9, 2011

      1/ I doubt the French would refuse access to a Dominican Ferry provided of course it is sea worthy.
      2/ Why link a Dominican ferry to the French islands when there are now already 2 on these routes. Why not have the Dominican ferry sail on unexisting routes (Antigua, St Maarten, Barbados….)

      Entering the French market routes for a Dominican ferry would be a very big mistake :

      – It will not take enough customers from the existing market and competition to survive,
      – It will take enough customers from Express des Iles for them to reduce their sailings, and will eventually cancel Dominican stops

      Everybody will be crying.

      Very bad idea ..

  5. still
    October 7, 2011

    finally more options to travel.. now as for expanding the option is always open to have an intra regional ferry. it may not be cost effective to run a fast ferry service but if you were to research you would see that there are larger ferries that are ble to make the regional run

  6. mouth of the south
    October 7, 2011

    i remember when it use to be just ‘caribbean express’ and ‘madekera’ now it have all kind… i can’t keep up no more lol

  7. tilily
    October 7, 2011

    Yeah I to I am waiting on the Trinidad and Tobago initiative it is ashame it was not a CARICOM or OECS initiative coming out of one space policy for World Cup cricket and the inter travel problems that exist. Well boy it would seem that it is Federal Maple and Federal Palm in a faster body I hope – that will just be great!!

  8. Petroy
    October 7, 2011

    so our people can go easier..more routes so the euro can flow and i can bling……..

  9. show me
    October 7, 2011

    why dont they expand am living in the B.V.I.and would be coming home more liat killing me with over weight.

    that is some thing the company need to think of

    • Anonymous
      October 7, 2011

      ship your stuff on the boat to Dominica, then travel light (less stuff dragging around) on Liat

      • Easy Fada
        October 7, 2011

        Then when it reach in customs… Is a arm and a leg to clear your OWN STUFF

    • Anonymous
      October 8, 2011

      dont you know of AIr BVI? There is a new one coming in December it is air Sunshine.
      make use of those two.

  10. show me
    October 7, 2011

    well that is very good, will they be hiring dominicans or only french people. that would not be fare game it should be mix

    • C'est Toute?
      October 7, 2011

      If you were keeping up to date you would have read that they were training Dominicans to be employed

    • Anonymous
      October 7, 2011

      what is not fair is that there are dominicans sitting of huge sums of money and do not see it fit to invest in such a thriving sector. you think is two tickets the hucsters buying in a year plus other travellers.

  11. KAKAR-FARM
    October 7, 2011

    A good thing 4 Portsmouth boy.

  12. LIFE'S SHORT
    October 7, 2011

    well done.good job.i can now pay less to the neighbouring islands.st lucia should be in the shedule too…

    • C'est Toute?
      October 7, 2011

      Do not forget St Lucia has Express serving them!

  13. ..........
    October 7, 2011

    what d french countries? we want to go other places

    • Anonymous
      October 7, 2011

      well in that case, get ur own ferry . then you’llgo where u want

    • Anonymous
      October 7, 2011

      well tell our people who are sitting on all them millions to invest in that sector too. buy ferry boats too.

  14. Phillis
    October 7, 2011

    That great news for the people coming to DA
    from these island. well done

  15. Chavez Jr.
    October 7, 2011

    Great news, more options for travellers between de islands.

  16. cc
    October 7, 2011

    I think they should try to have a ferry service from Antigua & Barbados to give us an alternative to flying liat.

    • Anonymous
      October 7, 2011

      I love this.If this happens, I know that LIAT will be lowering their fares

      • shy
        October 7, 2011

        First time you write something that making sence. :-D

    • October 7, 2011

      You guys are soo foolish, The waves that the ferries sail on are worse than the winds that LIAT fly on. When the seas are high, the ferries would not be able endorse you an airline ticket,all in all, you’ll still be stranded in Dominica or on some other island for weeks nwhile LIAT will move their passengers way in time. What we need are sea borne airplanes that can land on the sea. The caribbean is to vulnerable for Airlines to operate and you guys are soo blind to see that. Dominican are naion that like to hold malice ove simple things rather than being understanding. Sometmes i’m just ashmed of your thinking, we make the whole caribbean laugh at us when we make silly comments at the airports.

      • Garçon a la Maison
        October 7, 2011

        You mentioning about the danger of waves and you are advocating for ” sea planes”. You need to broaden your thinking! A regularly scheduled ferry service from the other islands, along with air access is a great thing for the pocket of the individual, the Country and the companies.

      • Easy Fada
        October 7, 2011

        my brotha, shud ur A$$.. Majjy u talking

      • shy
        October 7, 2011

        I hope you are not from d/a and talking so eh, ok.

      • October 7, 2011

        I do’t see the reason why Dominicans re mixing air service with sea service? If there are tropical depressions we still going to suffer. We really need options out of Dominic to see that no only LIAThas problems. Dominicans should be impressing on Government for an International Airport to see that larger airlines have more problems than LIAT. i DONT CARE WHO HATE MY COMMENTS BUT no serice can compete with LIAT.

    • TeteMorne I from...
      October 7, 2011

      True! It would not hurt to include one to and from Puerto Rico either.

    • forreal
      October 7, 2011

      can a fast ferry travel that distance?there are ferry boats going to and from st thomas and BVI and they do not go to puerto rico.

  17. Me
    October 7, 2011

    Yeah I noticed that! Just yesterday when I saw it from my house I was wondering if there was a new shuttle service, or if the current existing shuttle service just got a new paint job.

    And now I know! :-P

    • Anonymous
      October 7, 2011

      Trinidad is coming wif an inter island one, dat will be operating from guyana to jamaica, i reallllyyyy waiting on dat one

      • forreal
        October 8, 2011

        so why not from trinidad to jamaica,what kinda story you giving people their noh.

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