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May 21, 2018

Flash Sale! 25% off ferry travel to Ireland with Irish Ferries

Stop thinking about going to Ireland and book it this weekend! That’s the cry of Irish Ferries which has a fantastic flash sale on bookings made by midnight on Monday 21 May 2018.

This amazing new offer means 25% off virtually every crossing between the UK and Ireland between 19 May and 18 December 2018.

It applies to any cruise ferry sailing between Holyhead and Dublin, and between Pembroke and Rosslare, and to travel on the new Dublin Swift fastcraft*.

Travel dates include weekends, bank holidays and peak summer periods, making this an un-missable opportunity for families.

“Ireland’s a superb destination, with amazing beaches, magical scenery and a huge choice of accommodation,” says Dermot Merrigan, head of passenger sales.

“When I talk to people about Ireland, the answer is often ‘I must go, one day’, but they haven’t jumped yet. We hope this – which matches the biggest discount we’ve ever offered – will help them make up their minds!”

The 25% discount applies to motorist fares, caravans and motorhomes, as well as motorbikes. On-board accommodation, such as Club Class seats, is included in the deal.

With the offer, a family of two adults and two children under 16 travelling by car in peak season, with reservations in Club Class in both directions, can save up to £162.75.

The lead-in fare for a car and driver now starts at just £59.20 one way, reduced from £79.

 

Terms and Conditions apply.

www.irishferries.com

May 2, 2018

New ‘Dublin Swift’ catamaran on Irish Sea

Irish Ferries is boosting services between the UK and Ireland with the introduction of the upgraded, high speed Dublin Swift twin-hulled catamaran, which has just entered service following a full internal refurbishment. It replaces the Jonathan Swift which has been in service since 1999.

This addition to the fleet speeds across the Irish Sea at a cruising speed of 35 knots. It operates two crossings a day, in each direction between Holyhead in north Wales, and Dublin port.

The new Dublin Swift has greater car (220 vehicles) and passenger (820 people) capacity, making it the largest fast ferry on the Irish Sea. It offers a completely redesigned interior and a significantly upgraded level of passenger accommodation, which is all on one deck.

Onboard facilities include a dedicated TV Snug, cafeteria, self-service restaurant and games area. Passengers are spoilt for choice with spacious seating in the standard cabin, while the Club Class lounge at the front of the Dublin Swift (supplement £16 each way) offers  plush reclining seats with sea views,  complementary refreshments and in-seat phone/media charging points. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout.

Dublin Swift fares start at £154 for a car and two adults (one way).

Reservations: www.irishferries.com  08717 300 400  

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Written and distributed by Beacon PR

Images available from Jane Williams, 01572 748 800, jane@beaconpr.co.uk

April 11, 2018

Irish Ferries: National Ferry Fortnight Update

The Irish Sea welcomes a €150 million cruise ferry this season, with the W.B. Yeats arriving in mid-summer.

During the summer IRISH FERRIES’ huge new ship will first of all provide Irish holidaymakers with amazing trips to France, and then from September 2018 will offer travellers between Holyhead and Dublin the most luxurious service on the Irish Sea.

At 195 metres long and weighing in at just under 55,000 tonnes W.B. Yeats will have capacity for up to 1,885 passengers and crew, and space for 1039 vehicles on the car decks.

Impressive facilities will include 435 cabins including suites with outside balconies, plus fabulous public areas from restaurants and bars to Club Class lounge and on-board cinema and shops.

The ship’s name, W.B. Yeats, was chosen following a competition which attracted almost 100,000 entries from members of the public on both sides of the Irish Sea.

REST OF FLEET

The Dublin Swift, the only high-speed ferry on the Irish Sea, it is a catamaran capable of crossing from Holyhead to Dublin in as little as 1 hour 49 minutes.

Ulysses, the largest ship on the Irish Sea at 50,000 tonnes, with superb facilities for passengers sailing between Holyhead and Dublin twice each day, in each direction (journey time approx 3 hours 15 minutes).

Epsilon sailing Holyhead/Dublin and Dublin/France.

Isle of Inishmore sailing twice daily between Pembroke and Rosslare in 4 hours.

Oscar Wilde sailing between Rosslare and Cherbourg/Roscoff.

FARES

Holyhead/Dublin and Pembroke/Rosslare fares start at £79 one-way for a car, and with passengers from £30 each way for the UK market.

The equivalent €uro fares start at €89 one-way for a car, with passengers from €30.

FEATURES

  • Club Class (priority boarding, reserved seating, complimentary drinks and snacks, magazines and newspapers) available on all ships except Epsilon. £16 (or €18) supplement per person each way.
  • Ship-wide free WiFi.
  • Restaurants, bars, lounges, shops, children’s facilities and cinemas on all ships except Epsilon.
  • Pets (with appropriate documentation) carried free of charge either in the passenger vehicle or on-board kennel.

HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Irish Ferries Holidays can combine ferry travel with accommodation to create great-value packages at hand-picked hotels, family-friendly holiday cottages and at hundreds of B&Bs.

Special offers include free nights at hotels, free places for children under 16 and free weeks at holiday cottages on selected dates.

DRIVE TIMES TO PORTS

To Holyhead from Liverpool or Manchester 2hrs; from Birmingham 3hrs.

To Pembroke from Cardiff 2hrs; from Bristol 2hrs 30mins.

www.irishferries.com  08717 300 400

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Irish Ferries YouTube channel, with footage of W.B. Yeats build and launch : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FWoEWcOS48

 

Artist’s impressions and images of the new ship available from jane@beaconpr.co.uk

January 1, 2018

Irish Ferries’ Early Booking Offer Now Saves 25%

Irish Ferries has increased its early booking offer to a massive 25 per cent off 2018 ferry fares to Ireland  – but hurry, bookings must be made by 23 January!

The savings are on all cruise ferry sailings between the UK and Ireland, and on the Dublin Swift fastcraft.

The offer is available for travel between 4 January and 31 August 2018, which includes all peak summer holiday dates, making Ireland a fantastic choice for families.

“Travel to Ireland is big news for 2018, with the beautiful west coast splashed all over cinema screens in the new Star Wars movie,” says head of passenger sales Dermot Merrigan.

“This is a brilliant offer to tempt families and other travellers to commit to a trip to Ireland now – and make significant savings.”

Bookings must be made online, 48 hours in advance of travel, and by midnight on 23 January.

Normal fares for a car and driver start at just £79 one-way.

With the offer, a family of two adults and two children under 16 travelling by car in August with reservations in Club Class can save £159.

Irish Ferries, 08717 300 400, www.irishferries.com 


Prices and availability correct at date of issue.

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Press and pictures contact Jane Williams at Beacon PR: jane@beaconpr.co.uk  01572 748 800

About Irish Ferries

  • 4 ships currently sailing between Ireland and the UK
  • New cruise ferry W.B.Yeats launches this summer
  • The catamaran Dublin Swift is the only high-speed ferry on the Irish Sea with a crossing time as short as 1hr 49mins from Holyhead to Dublin.
  • The largest ship on the Irish Sea currently is cruise-ferry Ulysses at almost 50,000 tonnes and 12 decks high with superb on-bard facilities: crossing time 3hrs 15mins from Holyhead to Dublin.
  • Holyhead/Dublin route served by Dublin Swift, Ulysses and ferry Epsilon. Drive times to Holyhead from Liverpool or Manchester 2hrs; from Birmingham 3hrs.
  • Pembroke/Rosslare route (crossing time 4hrs) usually served by cruise-ferry Isle of Inishmore. Drive time to Pembroke from Cardiff 2hrs; from Bristol 2hrs 30mins.
  • Club Class (priority boarding, reserved seating, free refreshments etc) available on most ships.
  • Ship-wide free WiFi.

 

January 1, 2018

Book a 2018 trip to Ireland and save 20% with Irish Ferries

 

Irish Ferries is slashing 2018 ferry fares to Ireland by 20% – but hurry, bookings must be made by 23 January!

The savings are on all cruise ferry sailings between the UK and Ireland, and on the Dublin Swift fastcraft.

The offer is available for travel between 4 January and 31 August 2018, which includes all peak summer holiday dates, representing outstanding value, especially for families.

“Travel to Ireland is big news for 2018, with the beautiful west coast splashed all over cinema screens in the new Star Wars movie,” says head of passenger sales Dermot Merrigan.

“This is a brilliant offer to tempt families and other travellers to commit to a trip to Ireland now – and make significant savings.”

Bookings must be made online, 48 hours in advance of travel, and by midnight on 23 January.

Fares for a car and driver start at just £79 one-way.

With the offer, a family of two adults and two children under 16 travelling by car in August with reservations in Club Class can save £125.

Irish Ferries, 08717 300 400, www.irishferries.com 

 

-ENDS-

 

Press and pictures contact Jane Williams at Beacon PR: jane@beaconpr.co.uk  01572 748 800

 

About Irish Ferries

  • 4 ships currently sailing between Ireland and the UK
  • New cruise ferry W.B.Yeats launches this summer
  • The catamaran Dublin Swift is the only high-speed ferry on the Irish Sea with a crossing time as short as 1hr 49mins from Holyhead to Dublin.
  • The largest ship on the Irish Sea currently is cruise-ferry Ulysses at almost 50,000 tonnes and 12 decks high with superb on-bard facilities: crossing time 3hrs 15mins from Holyhead to Dublin.
  • Holyhead/Dublin route served by Dublin Swift, Ulysses and ferry Epsilon. Drive times to Holyhead from Liverpool or Manchester 2hrs; from Birmingham 3hrs.
  • Pembroke/Rosslare route (crossing time 4hrs) usually served by cruise-ferry Isle of Inishmore. Drive time to Pembroke from Cardiff 2hrs; from Bristol 2hrs 30mins.
  • Club Class (priority boarding, reserved seating, free refreshments etc) available on most ships.
  • Ship-wide free WiFi.

 

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