FRS and L'Express des Îles present: The Inauguration of Our Grandest Vessel in the Caribbean, yet!

As an industry vanguard, L'Express des Îles embodies FRS's visionary expansion endeavors. Built in Norway, this vessel demonstrates the excellence of maritime engineering skills, measuring 60 meters in length as a High-Speed Craft. With a capacity to accommodate 428 passengers in meticulously crafted seating arrangements, complemented by space for various vehicles, it represents a remarkable feat of design. Equipped with an advanced motion damping system, it ensures a tranquil voyage , thus guaranteeing an unparalleled travel experience.

Featuring comprehensive air-conditioning throughout, our newest addition presents an array of onboard luxuries, including a duty-free shopping enclave and a range of culinary outlets. These amenities set the stage for journeys, that are as pleasurable as the destinations themselves, elevating the standards of travel within the Caribbean region.

Moritz BRUNS, President of L’Express des Îles, shares the vision:

“This landmark investment signifies the dawn of an ambitious era for L'EXPRESS DES ILES, as we set our sights on expanding our horizons across to the Caribbean Sea. Our commitment is not just to enhance our service reliability on the Marie-Galante and international routes to Dominica, Martinique and St. Lucia, but also to ignite growth and employment in the Caribbean, fostering a developing future for the community.”

Onick DERAVEL, Managing director of L'EXPRESS DES ILES, echoes this enthusiasm:

“This pivotal expansion not only fortifies our operational reliability and consistency but also answers our customers' calls for dependable transportation across the islands. This new vessel is a beacon of progress, improving our operational flexibility and our ability to meet the communitys’ needs with confidence, especially during peak seasons. Beyond enhancing our service, it heralds a wave of job creation, contributing to the economic vitality of our region.”

About L’Express des Îles

For the past 37 years, the Guadeloupe-based maritime company L’Express des Îles has been synonymous with outstanding and reliable service. Headquartered at the Bergevin ferry terminal in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, the company, initially known as "Antilles Trans Express (ATE)" began by offering fast ferry services between the islands of Guadeloupe, Les Saintes, and Marie-Galante — all French overseas territories. In 1989, it expanded services to Martinique and Dominica, followed by St. Lucia in 1994. Today, the company operates three high-speed catamarans in collaboration with its subsidiary, "Jeans for Freedom," serving multiple national and international routes.

About FRS

FRS, headquartered in Flensburg, Germany, is an internationally operating ferry group. Over the past decades, FRS has evolved from a regional passenger ferry company into a leading specialist in ferry services, operating about 70 vessels and employing more than 1,500 staff from over 40 countries. FRS annually transports 5.7 million passengers and 1.5 million vehicles on its numerous national and international shipping lines.

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