Irish Sea superferry to start service in January

Irish Continental Group has taken delivery of the cruise ferry WB Yeats at Flensburg, Germany. After commissioning, the vessel will go into service initially on the Dublin/Holyhead route in January 2019, partnering with the Ulysses. The WB Yeats will have space for 165 freight vehicles (2,800 lane metres) plus 1,800 passengers. However, from mid-March the WB Yeats will take up service on the Dublin/Cherbourg route, the only direct service to ... [+]

Poetry in motion

Irish Ferries’ latest vessel was named WB Yeats when the completed hull was on 19 January at the Flensburger shipyard in Germany. The €150 million, 54,985 gross tonnes cruise ferry will arrive in Dublin next July when it will enter year-round service on Ireland – France and Dublin – Holyhead ... [+]

Another record-breaker for Irish Continental

Irish Continental has ordered a second large cruise ferry for its Dublin-Holyhead route from Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft in Germany. The €165.2 million vessel, scheduled for delivery before mid-2020, will be the largest cruise ferry in the world in terms of vehicle capacity, says the company, with space for up to 330 freight ... [+]

Work starts on Irish Sea giant

Irish Continental Group chief executive, Eamonn Rothwell and managing director of its Irish Ferries, arm Andrew Sheen, cut the first metal for a new cruise ferry at the Flensburger shipyard on 7 April. The €144million vessel is scheduled for delivery in mid 2018 and will have space for 2,800 lane ... [+]

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