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Irish Ferries announces daily departures to France for summer 2018

7th November 2017 - 1:15pm

Dermot Merrigan (Head of Passenger Sales Irish Ferries)

Dermot Merrigan (Head of Passenger Sales Irish Ferries)

Irish Ferries has published details of the new sailings schedule it will introduce following the arrival in mid 2018 of its new 55,000 tonnes cruise ferry W. B. Yeats currently being built in Flensburg, Germany.

Highlights of the plan will see a doubling in the number of summer sailings between Ireland and France, offering daily departures alternatively from both Dublin and Rosslare ports. This is coupled with an increase in autumn/winter sailings frequency, and an expansion in passenger, car and freight carrying capacities on the company’s prime Ireland UK route between Dublin and Holyhead.


Described by Andrew Sheen (MD Irish Ferries) as a plan, “To be welcomed by all interests and one that will give a significant boost to Irish tourism and trade,” the proposed new sailings and scheduling arrangements will, he said, “Give passengers and freight customers alike, more choice in terms of routes and departure dates, particularly on services to France.”

When delivered, the new W. B. Yeats will be the largest and most luxurious ferry ever to sail on the Irish Sea. It will have space on board for 1,885 passengers and crew, 1,200 cars in 4kms of vehicle deck space, 441 cabins, with a variety of cabin grades including luxury suites. A waiter service a la carte restaurant, choice of lounges, an outside promenade deck and a host of entertainment options are amongst its other features.

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Dermot Merrigan (Head of Passenger Sales Irish Ferries)
The Irish Ferries team in Dublin Port
The all new W. B. Yeats

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