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Irish Ferries to launch Dublin-Cherbourg service

[ October 31, 2017   //   ]

Irish Ferries has published details of a major increase in its services including a new service between Dublin and Cherbourg which, together with the existing route from Rosslare to Cherbourg and Roscoff, will give a daily schedule in alternate directions between France and Ireland.

It is also planning increased capacity and greater frequency in autumn and winter on the Dublin – Holyhead route.

The improvements will follow the arrival in mid-2018 of Irish Ferries;’ new 55,000 tonnes WB Yeats currently being built in Flensburg, Germany.

On the Dublin – Cherbourg route, the WB Yeats will operate up to four return sailings for the summer season. In parallel, the company’s scheduled services from Rosslare to the French ports of Cherbourg and Roscoff – operated by the Oscar Wilde – will see an increase in summertime departures to Roscoff. In the off-peak winter season, the Epsilon will replace the WB Yeats providing a year–round service from Dublin to the Continent for freight and passengers.

From mid-September the WB Yeats will transfer to the Dublin-Holyhead route to take up service alongside the existing Ulysses, the world’s largest car ferry when introduced in 2001

The Dublin Swift fast ferry will operate a summer only schedule next year and will return to Irish Sea service in early April 2019.

Irish Ferries – W. B. Yeats