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The Kings Ferry has been appointed first team transport provider for the Greek team, Olympiakos, in their latest European fixture

The Kings Ferry continues to be the coach provider of choice for visiting European teams to the UK. On Wednesday 3rd October, The Kings Ferry has been appointed first team transport provider for the Greek team, Olympiakos as they take on Arsenal in their Champions League Group B match at the Emirates.
 
The north London club will be expected to return to winning ways against the Greek league leaders after they were beaten 2-1 at home by Premier League pacesetters Chelsea on Saturday.
 
Roy Carroll, who is now playing with Olympiakos, is aiming to heap misery on Arsenal for a second time in his career – eight years after the Battle of the Buffet.

Keeper Carroll kept a clean sheet for Manchester United to help them break the Arsenal Invincibles' 49-game ­unbeaten run in 2004.

A wild day out for children at Demelza

The Kings Ferry, the UK's leading coach hire operator, teamed up with Merlin Entertainments to offer the children at Demelza House a fantastic day out at Chessington World of Adventures Resort.

On Sunday 2nd September, 20 families set off for an action packed day at Chessington, aboard a luxury coach supplied by The Kings Ferry and with free entrance tickets, kindly donated by Merlin Entertainments.
 
The families were given the opportunity to explore the theme park, taking in everything from the new SEA LIFE Centre experience, featuring sharks, rays and parrot fish, to the exciting 'Trail of the Kings' with lions, tigers and gorillas. For the daring few – rollercoaster rides and fast-moving attractions were the highlight of the day.

"It was a great pleasure to take these 20 children and their families to Chessington for a special day out." commented Danny Elford, Commercial Director at The Kings Ferry.

"Offering parents and carers a bit of respite, and seeing so many happy faces at the end of the day made it an extremely rewarding experience. We're proud to have played a part in this wonderful event."
 
Suzie Gildon, Business Development Manager from Merlin Entertainments agreed: "Providing these children and their families with a fun-filled day out at one of our premier theme parks is something we're extremely proud of – it really was a great day for all of us."
 
Demelza House in Sittingbourne, Kent, supports children and young people (0-19) who are not expected to reach adulthood, and offers support to their families.
Merlin Entertainments

Guess who we had on board?

A host of big names have travelled with us during the London 2012 Games. One Direction, Sir Paul McCartney's Family, The Spice Girls and The Who have all used our services during the Olympics, most notably for the closing ceremony.
 
As you can understand, we cannot reveal details of these journeys before the event as such high profile clients would attract attention.
 
The stars were all great company and Kevin Bardle one of our VIP drivers pointed out how down to earth the One Direction lads were. "They settled in the rear lounge and looked relaxed, they were really friendly and shook my hand as they left".
 
Maybe we should have had a Kings Ferry coach in the closing ceremony as we were such a major part of it ...and of British culture.

McCartney family travel to the Opening Ceremony of the Games on board The Kings Ferry

Beatles legend Sir Paul McCartney, through his agent, asked The Kings Ferry to provide luxury travel for his family to the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
 
The guitarist and singer of one of the most influential bands ever made his own way there but entrusted us with members of his closest family. The Opening Ceremony of the Games was well received and Sir Paul sang Beatles hits late into the night rounding of a great day for London and Great Britain.

Ajax Football Team - Ajax Board The Ferry

This pre-season the Ajax football team will be visiting the UK for two friendly games and have asked The Kings Ferry to provide the team transport. We will be providing two coaches, a VIP coach for match day and an executive for the transfers and training requirements.
 
Ajax will be playing Southampton and Norwich football clubs as part of their preparation for the coming season and will be here for a number of days. We are sure they will find our luxury interiors and top facilities on board to their liking.

Barry Manilow sailed with The Kings Ferry

When legendary singer Barry Manilow visited the UK recently for his 2012 tour, he opted for the luxury and comfort of a Kings Ferry Land Yacht™.

Barry Manilow travelled across the UK to perform live in concert at some of the biggest entertainment venues including London’s O2 Arena, the LG Arena in Birmingham and the MEN Arena in Manchester from 15th to 23rd May.

The Kings Ferry is renowned for providing the highest standards of VIP coach transport and ensured that Barry, his band and crew travelled in ultimate style and comfort.

“It was a privilege to provide the transport for Barry Manilow on the UK leg of his tour. Musical tours are demanding on artists, and so it’s important that their travel time is as relaxing and refreshing has possible – which is exactly what we aim to deliver for all our VIP clients,” said Danny Elford, commercial director for The Kings Ferry.

Land Yachts™ are exclusive to The Kings Ferry and have quickly set a new standard in VIP coach transport, providing the ultimate in luxury for group travel and the perfect alternative to limousine hire. With everything from tinted windows and mood effect lighting to on-board champagne and drinks bar, Land Yachts are the vehicle of choice for many of the world’s celebrities and leaders.

The Barry Manilow Live in London DVD is now available to purchase online.

The Kings Ferry to provide team coaches for Soccer Aid 2012

The Kings Ferry will be at the heart of the action in Manchester this weekend when we provide the team coaches for the Soccer Aid 2012 charity match at Old Trafford on Sunday 27th May.

This one-of-a-kind sporting event sees England take on the Rest of the World with celebrities and football legends taking part; the England team, captained by Robbie Williams, will go head-to-head with the Rest of the World, captained by Michael Sheen.

The Kings Ferry is delighted to be providing the official coaches which are wrapped top to toe in Soccer Aid branding. Drivers Frank Wood and Lee Damms are transporting the teams throughout the event, including to and from training for the four days leading up to the game and are looking forward to a memorable weekend.

This will be the fourth Soccer Aid event in aid of UNICEF, and so far more than £6.5 million has been raised in ticket sales and donations to support the charity’s work supporting vulnerable children around the world.

The Kings Ferry is a leading provider of VIP coach transport for professional sports teams, providing complete travel management for numerous football clubs, as well as official team transport for major international events like Soccer Aid.

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