is marking 25 years of crossings between the UK and the Channel Islands today (April 10th).
The inaugural service between Weymouth and the islands took place in 1987 and those travelling today will be given a commemorative mug each and offered the chance to take part in on-board competitions.
It noted that during this time its passengers have included Sir Jimmy Saville, the Teletubbies, a gorilla and a life-size model tyrannosaurus rex.
Commenting on the anniversary, director of the Passenger Shipping Association Bill Gibbons said: "I would like to congratulate Condor on providing a high quality, high speed service to the Channel Islands for 25 years," adding that the firm offers "a reliable, value for money and flexible way to travel".
Although sailings have traditionally started out from Weymouth, problems with the berth at the port have led to Condor announcing last month that it will use Poole until at least the end of this summer.
Posted by Mark Robinson