Condor Liberation Ocean Club Review


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Condor Ferries Liberation’s first class seats are the in the Ocean Club. In this review, I share the best experience you can buy on the Condor, the ship’s Ocean Club.

After tromping through the standard seating, we found the Ocean Club lounge located to the middle left of the ship when facing forward. Compared to the other areas of the ship, this lounge is peaceful and pristine.

The walls are a grey color (unfortunately matching the sky on the day I traveled) and the seating is in hues of blue. There are three sets of four seats surrounding tables at the entrance to the lounge. Otherwise, seating is arranged in groups of 2, like on an airline, one in front of the other and all facing forwards.

Worth noting is that the only seating with views is to the left of the cabin when facing forward. The windows are large, so it is worth requesting these seats. All other seating is away from the windows with no view.

We sat on one of the sets of 4 seats as there were 3 in our party, and these groups of 4 seats are, unfortunately, all away from the window.

The Ocean Club offers table service, including complimentary soft drinks and biscuits and a full meal service at an extra charge. This means you don’t have to battle your way around the cafe if you are hungry. I have included a shot of the menu, although I didn’t try any of the items. Prices are very reasonable on this menu.

Which seats should I choose on the Condor Liberation?

It’s worth mentioning that there are three grades of seating or class on the Condor Liberation. There are 500 Ocean Traveller seats which are economy aircraft-style seats that are the blue seats when you scroll through my pictures above. These seats may well get uncomfortable over the period of 3-4 hours.

Ocean Plus seats are larger and are situated in the Horizon Lounge, right at the front of the boat, with views across the front of the ship. The Ocean Plus seats also have their own exclusive bar. The pictures of these seats in the scroller reel of pictures above are the brown/tan seats. I also took a photo of the view that these seats enjoy. These seats recline and have in-seat power, and this lounge is separated from the standard seating by a sliding door that only people Ocean Plus bookings can go through via a keypad and code.

The best seats on the Condor Liberation are in the Ocean Club. They are large, leather, with a table in front and the capacity to recline. You can see pictures of the Ocean Traveller, Ocean Plus, and Ocean Club seats above.

For luxury travel, I would only recommend the Ocean Club, which is vastly superior to the other two options. In particular, the cabin is so much quieter and less stressful than on the rest of the ship, which makes it easy to get work done. But if the price is an issue, the Ocean Plus seating also looked comfortable, and if you prefer views over the front of the ship, this is a good choice.

In just 3 hours, we were whisked to Guernsey, where we recommend staying at the Old Government House hotel, (see a cheaper and less convenient but also luxurious option at the Fermain Valley Hotel). You may also be interested in our article about the best way to travel to Guernsey. If you’re travelling by foot on the Condor, it’s worth checking out the car hire options.

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