Award nominations for first new-build passenger ferry with eco-friendly systems
Guests attended Irish Ferries’ official launch in Dublin Port of the all-new W.B Yeats on Tuesday 26th February, to experience first-hand the cruise-ferry which has already attracted industry award nominations*.
Measuring an incredible 195m in length and capable of transporting 300 cars and 165 trucks, W.B. Yeats will afford superior comfort to 1,750 passengers looked after by 135 crew.
W.B. Yeats is currently sailing between Holyhead and Dublin. The vessel transfers to a Dublin/France schedule on 14 March to serve the Irish holiday and freight market and will return to the Holyhead route on 1 October 2019.
Travellers will experience a whole new era of luxury sea travel, with refined accommodation and fine dining. The relaxing journey invites guests to enjoy the luxury of space and sea views, free WiFi, a choice of movies in the two cinemas, the chance to shop bestselling brands, or to simply unwind in the many bars and restaurants on-board.
Dynamic in design, with class-leading technologies, W.B. Yeats is the first new build ferry to be nominated for two industry leading Shippax awards, as well as a Ferry Shipping Summit Award.
Committed to improving the sustainability of the Irish Ferries fleet, the W.B. Yeats has been fitted with next generation engineering systems and is the first new build passenger ferry installed with the latest in emissions scrubber technology to reduce harmful air emissions, as well as a Ballast Water Treatment System designed to protect the marine environment.
On board, energy efficient LED lighting systems have been installed throughout and recyclable materials are replacing plastics like straws and lids on-board.
Speaking at the launch Andrew Sheen, Managing Director of Irish Ferries said; “We are delighted to welcome guests on board the W.B. Yeats this afternoon. While this spectacular ship is already in service on the Irish Sea, we are very excited to get her started on the Dublin to Cherbourg crossing which will strengthen our tourism and trading links with France, one of Europe’s most popular holiday destinations.”
What’s On-board W.B. Yeats
One-way Holyhead/Dublin fares start at £84 for a car and driver.
*Shippax and the Ferry Shipping Summit.
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