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Irish Ferries was voted ‘Best Ferry Operator' on the Irish Sea by travel agents across the UK, in Ireland and the rest of Europe. The company operates three routes between Ireland and Europe: Dublin/Holyhead, Rosslare/Pembroke and Rosslare/Cherbourg. The World Travel Award comes hot on the heels of Irish Ferries being judged 'Best Ferry Operator' in the Travel Trade Gazette awards on 13 September 2007.

Route Info: On the Holyhead/Dublin City route, choose from two cruise ferry sailings (journey time 3 1/4 hours) or two Dublin Swift sailings (journey time 109 minutes) per day. There are two daily cruise ferry sailings between Pembroke and Rosslare and an average of three cruise ferry sailings a week between Rosslare and Cherbourg or Roscoff in France. Cars and passengers are carried on all vessels and you can enjoy famed Irish hospitality on board including dining, bars, shopping and Irish entertainment on some sailings in the summer.
Note: Irish ferries does not permit the carriage of guns or ammunition on any of its vessels.


Ulysses,
in its scale, its grandeur and its technical specifications, sets new standards for the construction of passenger ferries in the 21st century. She has been named in honor of James Joyce's Ulysses, the book that immortalized the life of Dublin on 16 June 1904.

Built in the shipyard of Aker Finnyards in Rauma, Finland, Ulysses was constructed between mid-1999 and Feb 2001 at a total cost of 100 million!

It stands 12 decks high and its gross tonnage is 50,938 tons. Towering over other vessels at a height of 167 feet  from keel to mast.

With almost 3 miles of parking space for 1,342 cars or 240 articulated trucks per sailing no other passenger car ferry in the world can match its vehicle carrying capacity.

Ulysses operates two return sailings between Dublin Port and Holyhead each day with a sailing time of just over three hours. This means that in just one single day of operations, she has the capacity to transport 5,368 cars or 960 articulated trucks across the Irish Sea! Most importantly though, Ulysses can carry up to 2000 lucky passengers and crew on board per sailing.

 

 

Club Class
We are delighted to announce that the Dublin Swift has a plush new addition –
The ‘Club Class’

This luxurious new lounge makes traveling with us even more comfortable and enjoyable. Situated on the upper deck 5 it boasts magnificent sea views and offers a host of super benefits!




Exclusive Benefits!

◊ Priority Boarding – Express boarding for motorists.
◊ Reserved Seating – Your very own soft leather reclining Pullman seat
◊ Complimentary Drinks and Snacks – teas, coffee, wine and minerals
◊ Complimentary Newspapers - a wide range available
◊ Exclusive Lounge Bar – serving a wide range of delicious food and drink
◊ Power Points - for laptops DVDs and mobile chargers
◊ 10% Discount -on selected best selling products in our onboard “Swift Shopping”
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Pets - Family Pets
Pets may travel on some of our routes but certain conditions may apply.


Ireland/Britain Routes

Car Passengers

Pets are allowed to accompany passengers traveling with a car. Your pet must be taken on board the ship in your car and must remain either in your vehicle or in the kennels provided by Irish Ferries for the duration of the voyage. The kennels are situated on the car deck, can be booked in advance and are free of charge. To book a kennel, simply request your travel advisor to arrange this for you after you have received the "Booking Confirmation" for your journey. Your pet is not allowed onto the passenger decks during the voyage.

Foot Passengers

For hygiene and safety reasons we do not allow dogs to travel with foot passengers. An exception will be made for registered “guide dogs”. Cats may travel if they are contained in a purpose built enclosed cat box.

The cat must travel on the car deck either in their own personal box or in the kennels provided by Irish Ferries.

Ireland/France Routes

All dogs traveling on this route need a pet passport

Irish Ferries’ Rosslare - Cherbourg - Rosslare route has been approved by the Irish Department of Agriculture for participation in the Pet Passport System. This only applies to accompanied pet dogs and cats travelling to Ireland from qualifying countries. (There is still free movement of dogs and cats between Ireland and Britain).

Before traveling to Ireland with your pet you must be in a position to answer ‘yes’ to all of the following questions:

Are you traveling directly from a qualifying country?
A list of these countries is available from the Irish Department of Agriculture.
Has your pet been micro-chipped? Where the microchip does not comply with ISO standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO standard 11785 the owner/escort must provide a suitable reader.
Has your pet been vaccinated against rabies following micro chipping?
Has your pet been successfully blood tested? Blood testing must be carried out in an approved laboratory. A list of approved laboratories is available from the Irish Department of Agriculture. Your vet will advise you in this matter.
Has at least six months expired since a successful blood test?
Has your pet’s EU passport been fully completed, signed and stamped by a registered veterinarian?
Has your pet been only in a qualifying country during the last six months?
Has your pet been treated for tick and tapeworm between 24 and 48 hours prior to check-in?
If you are not able to answer ‘yes’ to all of these questions, your pet may not enter Ireland without an import license and undergoing quarantine.

If you need further information please contact the Irish Department of Agriculture at +353 1 607 2827 or www.agriculture.gov.ie/pets or consult your vet.

What are the conditions?

The following conditions will apply to all pets’ travel:

Irish Ferries carry out the checks at Rosslare and Cherbourg on behalf of the Irish Government and will not be held responsible if the animal is refused entry/travel due to owner’s/escort’s failure to comply with conditions of the Pet Passport System. The onus is on the owner of the pet to ensure that all the Pet Passport conditions are met. A declaration form accepting the regulations must be signed at the port of departure.
Animals will only be allowed to travel in one of the custom-built kennels supplied on board. You should make the animal as comfortable as possible, using absorbent bedding, equipment and toys that the animal is familiar with.
The animal's owner/escort will be solely responsible for the behavior and welfare of the pet(s), including feeding and watering both at the port and on board, and for compliance with the Pet Passport System’s provisions. The pet’s owner/escort has the primary responsibility of ensuring that the animal is sufficiently fit and healthy for travel. Please check with your vet about any health or travel concerns. At all times it is the owner’s/escort’s responsibility to comply with the Irish Department of Agriculture regulations governing pets’ travel.
For reasons of hygiene and the comfort of other passengers, animals must remain in the kennels throughout the journey. Animals will not be permitted in the passenger areas of the ship. Owners/escorts may visit their animal at pre-arranged times during the voyage, at the discretion of the crew and conditions permitting. For details please check at the information desk at the beginning of the voyage. Pet-carrying vehicles will be issued with a distinctive sticker on arrival at Cherbourg. It is an offence to remove this sticker before leaving Rosslare. Failure to comply with this regulation could result in the animal being placed in quarantine at the owner’s expense.

IMPORTANT:
Only passengers traveling in a private motorized vehicle may bring their pets. The number of pets permitted per one booking is limited to TWO pets.

Irish Ferries will transport pets from Rosslare to both Cherbourg and Roscoff. However, please note that pets can only travel to Ireland via Cherbourg.

Irish Ferries charge an administrative fee of €35 per animal per journey for travel in 2007. This fee includes the use of a kennel on board. Pre-booking is essential. Please note that we are unable to accept bookings on the day of departure or for unaccompanied animals

For more information please contact:
Ireland - Dept Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Tel 00 353 1 6072827 or www.agriculture.gov.ie/pets
Britain - Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Tel 0044 870 241 1710 or www.defra.gov.uk

Pets - Special Dogs

Irish Ferries are delighted to welcome on board specially trained "Sight", "Hearing" and "Feeling" dogs. These dogs can travel on all ships within the Irish Ferries fleet. Please note regulations apply on the Ireland France route

Car Passengers

Your dog must be taken on board the ship in your car. The dog can then be brought up to the passengers decks and will be allowed to remain there for the duration of the voyage. The dog must be on a lead or harness at all times.

Foot Passengers

Foot passengers are permitted to walk their dogs through the terminal buildings onto the ship. The dog must be on a lead or harness and will be allowed to remain on the passenger decks throughout the voyage.

Pet Passports
Ireland/Britain Route

Ireland and Britain are free of rabies. All pet dogs and cats may travel between the two countries without a Pet Passport.

Ireland/France Route

Irish Ferries participate in the Pet Travel Scheme (PETS). This is a Government controlled system that allows movement of dogs, cats and ferrets within the EU member states without quarantine restrictions. All animals travelling under this scheme need a Pet Passport. It is your responsibility to ensure that all the entry conditions are met otherwise your pet will not be allowed to travel.

Other animal types may need a Government import license and/or advance authorization to travel.

Government Regulations

Under these regulations all pets should:

Have an official recognized EU pet passport.
Be micro-chipped ( ISO standard 11784 or Annex A standard 11785). The microchip number should correspond with the number on the passport presented.
Be vaccinated against Rabies - the vaccination record should be valid and continuous. Vaccinations and micro-chipping may be done on the same day.
Animal must be blood tested at least six months before travel (dogs less than 6 months old are not allowed to travel).
Treated by a vet against tick and tapeworm within 24 –48hrs prior to departure time.
All relevant tests, treatments, vaccinations and changes to these must be dated (including expiry dates), stamped and signed by an authorized Vet and entered in the pet passport.
Irish Ferries Regulations

Under these regulations all pets should:

It is the pet owners responsibility to comply with the Government regulations. A declaration form accepting the regulations must be signed at the port of departure.


Irish Ferries charges an administrative fee per animal per journey for travel. This fee includes the use of a kennel on board. The dimensions of the kennels are: Small kennels D 70cm, W 55cm, H 45cm. Large kennels D 70cm, W 118cm, H 70cm. Pre-booking is essential. To have your pet included on your booking please consult your travel advisor to arrange this for you. Your pet will be included to your booking subject to space, availability and terms & conditions of the Pet Travel Scheme. You will receive a confirmation of the status of your request from your travel advisor.


Irish Ferries will transport pets from Rosslare to both Cherbourg and Roscoff. However, please note that pets can only travel to Ireland via Cherbourg.


Only passengers traveling in a private motorized vehicle may bring their pets.
Foot or coach passengers cannot bring their pet – guide dogs are naturally excluded.
Check-in time for passengers travellng with animals is 2 hours prior to the scheduled departure time.

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Check- In Times

Please note Irish Ferries use the 24 hour clock.

Great Britain Ireland Routes Latest Check-in Time
traveling with Car 30 minutes before departure
traveling with Motorcycle 30 minutes before departure
traveling on Foot 30 minutes before departure
Traveling with Coach 1 Hour before departure

France / Ireland routes Latest Check-in Time

Traveling with Car 1 Hour before departure
Traveling with Motorcycle 1 Hour 30 minutes before departure
Traveling on Foot 30 minutes before departure
Traveling with Coach 2 hours before departure

Notes:

Passengers traveling with guide dogs or pets on the Ireland France route must check in 2 hours before departure.

Passengers should allow a little extra time if you need to collect tickets at the port

Dublin Ferryport is located at Terminal 1 in the Ferryport area.
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OSCAR WILDE
Irish Ferries took possession of their newest vessel and renamed her OSCAR WILDE. She will go into dry dock for substantial improvement works before entering service on the Ireland - France route.

The main customer related modifications are:

* Extra bow thruster for improved maneuverability
* All cabins have a shower and toilet en-suite and are situated on Decks 5-9 above the water line
* Two new state of the art 55 seat cinemas
* Major upgrade to the main (self service) restaurant - Left Bank Brasserie
* New Hair & Beauty Salon
* New reclining seats area (130)
* New Irish Ferries livery and branding throughout
* Revamped Reception area
Click here for a cabin / deck view

View the brochure for Oscar Wilde
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Dublin Port
Terminal Road South
Dublin City
Dublin 1

Dublin Ferryport is situated 2 miles from the centre of Dublin. If you are traveling by car the ferryport provides easy access to and from all parts of Ireland as all the main roads radiate from Dublin. For passengers who are traveling without cars a shuttle bus service provides transfers to and from the main bus station.

Short term parking is available outside the terminal building. The cost is €1.50 per hour with a minimum charge of €1. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket meters which are situated close by. Vehicle clamping is in operation and the release fine is €50.00 Please make sure that your ticket covers your proposed length of stay.

Long Term parking is available directly beside the terminal building. The cost is €7 per 24 hours or part thereof. The cost per week is €40. The area is barrier controlled. Tickets are automatically issued on entry and you pay the amount due on exit. There is an automatic pay station just outside the terminal building. - cash and credit cards are accepted.
PDF Detailed Map

 

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Holyhead Port
Salt Island
Gwynedd LL65 1DR
North Wales

Holyhead is situated in Anglesey in North Wales and is served by the A55(newly improved expressway reducing journey times by up to 30 minutes)
and A5 road networks. It is convenient for travel to or from the North of England, North Wales or the Midlands. It is the only port with direct travel by sea to and from Dublin City.

There are excellent road connections to and from London and the South East. Holyhead has an excellent rail service providing connections to rail stations throughout Britain.

Short term parking is available outside the main terminal building. The length of stay is restricted to 20 minutes and is free of charge. Vehicle clamping is in operation and the release fine is £50.00 The purpose of this small car park is to deliver or collect passengers using the ferry services.

Long Term parking is available a short distance from the main terminal building. The cost is £6.00 per day or £24.00 for the week. Pay and ticket machines are located at the car park. A free “park and ride” shuttle bus will bring passengers to/from the car park. This bus operates during vessel operating times.
PDF Detailed Map


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Cherbourg Port
Gare Maritime
50100
Cherbourg


Cherbourg is situated at the Northern tip of the Cherbourg Peninsula and provides
an excellent gateway for travel to and from the North and East of France, Paris,
and onwards to Holland, Belgium and Germany.

Baby changing room: There is a baby care/changing room on the first floor,
accessible by lift.

Bar: The bar is open all day, from early morning until late evening.

Bureau de change: There is a Bureau de Change facility

Disabled Services: There are ramps for disabled access and disabled parking
spaces in the car park. Disabled toilet facilities can be found in the terminal.

Left Luggage: There is no left luggage facility.

Parking: There is a car park situated in front of the terminal. Parking here is free
but for short stays only. There is also an area near the terminal where cars and
caravans may park for the night. Also near the terminal, there is secure parking for
longer stays.

Showers: Showers can be found in the terminal. They are open for use during ship
arrivals and departures. There is no charge for usage.

Shuttle Bus: The Shuttle Bus service between the Passenger Terminal and the
Town Centre has been suspended until further notice.

Souvenir and Paper Shop: This shop is open for arrivals and departures.

Telephones: Phonecard payphones can be found in the terminal. Phonecards can
be purchased from the freight office counter or the Bureau de Change. There is
also a credit card payphone.
PDF Detailed Map

 

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Rosslare Port
Rosslare Harbour
Co. Wexford

Rosslare Harbour is situated at the South Eastern tip of Ireland. The Port is an excellent gateway to the East, South East, West, Southwest and Midlands via the N11/N25 road network.

Short term and long term parking facilities are combined in Rosslare Port.
The car park is situated directly beside the terminal building and the cost is €3 for any length of stay. The car park is barrier controlled and you pay the €3 as you exit. Make sure you have the exact change ready before you approach the barrier.

PDF Detailed Map


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Pembroke Port
Pembroke Dock
Pembrokeshire
SA72 6TW

Pembroke Dock, on the South Western tip of Wales is situated close to the M4 making it the ideal port if you are traveling to or from London, the South of England or the or the Channel Ports.

Short term parking is available outside the main Terminal Building. The length of stay is restricted to 20 minutes and is free of charge. Vehicle clamping is in operation and the release fine is £50.00
PDF Detailed Map
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Roscoff Port
Gare Maritime
Port du Bloscon
29630
Roscoff
PDF Detailed Map

The Port of Roscoff is situated on the Brittany Coast 15 miles/24kms from Morlaix. It is the ideal port for travelling to and from Brittany, the West Coast and South Western France.

Baby changing room: There is a baby-changing facility.

Cafeteria/Bar/Restaurant: During the winter when sailings to and from Roscoff
are limited the bar/restaurant is open from 10am-7pm. During the summer months it
is also open for ship arrivals and departures.

Bureau de change: There is an automatic change machine that exchanges English Sterling, Euros and Irish Punts.

Services for the Disabled: All facilities in the Roscoff terminal are situated on the ground floor, which is accessible by small ramps from the main parking area. Disabled toilet facilities are available in the terminal.

Left Luggage: There is no left luggage facility.

Parking: There is a large open car park in front of the passenger terminal. There is no charge for parking here but it is at the owner’s risk. There is also an area where cars and caravans can park overnight.

Newspaper/Gift Shop: Newspapers and a small selection of souvenirs can be bought here. The shop is open during June, July and August to meet ship arrivals and departures.

Showers: Shower facilities are available in the terminal and are open during the terminal’s opening hours. The showers are token operated and can be purchased from the bar.

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Europe Drive times

Cherbourg
Roscoff
Miles
Km
Time
Miles Km Time
Bordeaux
407
651
8hr
413 661
7hr
Calais
292
467
5hr
439 702
8hr
Cherbourg
-
-
-
232 371
5hr
Nantes
197
315
4hr 30mn
202 323
3hr 30mn
Nice via Paris
807
1291
28hr
933 1493
29hr 30mn
Paris
225
360
3hr 45mn
333 533
5hr 45mn
Les Sables d'Olenne
267
427
6hr
235 376
5hr
Roscoff
232
371
5hr
- -
-
Quimper
261
418
5hr 15mn
62 99 1hr 45mn
Disneyland
250
400
4hr
358 573
6hr
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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