September 7, 2017
By Beacon_PR

Agents invited to suggest ‘a big name for a big ship’

Irish Ferries is encouraging travel agents in Ireland and the UK to suggest a name for the company’s new 55,000 tonne cruise ferry.

The ship is currently being built in Germany at a cost of €144 million and is due to come into service next summer.

Irish Ferries is looking for ‘a big name for a big ship’ that conveys a sense of Ireland and the country’s literary past, with an emotional appeal not only to the Irish people, but to anyone who sails on the amazing new ship.

“We’re looking for a name that stacks up – in the literary sense – alongside our current fleet that already includes Ulysses, Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift,” says Irish Ferries head of passenger sales Dermot Merrigan.

“All suggestions will go into the draw with a first prize of free travel for life on Irish Ferries.”

Agents are invited to visit to enter the competition, which has a closing date of 29 September 2017.

The new ferry is already being described as being ‘truly cruise class’, with a choice of bars and lounge space, à la carte and self-service restaurants, cinemas, a shopping mall and an exclusive Club Class lounge with private passenger access direct from the vehicle decks.

As well as room for over 1,800 passengers and crew, and more than 500 cars there will be 440 cabins including luxury suites with private balconies, as well as a choice of deluxe and standard class accommodation.

Operational and scheduling details will be announced in due course.

About Irish Ferries

  • Currently five vessels in the fleet: Ulysses, Isle of Inishmore, Oscar Wilde, Epsilon and the Jonathan Swift fast catamaran.
  • Routes include Holyhead to Dublin; Pembroke to Rosslare; Dublin to Cherbourg; Rosslare to Roscoff.
  • Club Class (priority boarding, reserved seating, free refreshments etc) available.
  • Ship-wide free WiFi.


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