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Irish Ferries receives best-ever Christmas Gift – a New Ferry!

By 02/01/2019November 20th, 2019Irish Ferries, Press Release

Irish Ferries has received a fabulous Christmas gift: its super new cruise-ferry W.B. Yeats

The €144 million ferry is about to go into service on the Irish Sea, where she will be the largest and most technically advanced ferry in operation.

The W.B. Yeats will sail in style between Holyhead and Dublin throughout the winter, supporting the schedule of existing ferries Ulysses and Epsilon on the busiest route between the UK and Ireland.

This magnificent ship offers a cruise-style experience and superior comfort for up to 1,800 passengers, with a dedicated car deck providing capacity for 300 passenger cars and deck space of 2,800 lane metres for up to 165 freight vehicles. The 440 spacious cabins include luxury suites with stunning private balcony sea views and a dedicated butler service. 

Décor in the passenger areas exudes understated elegance, illustrated by works of art and literature from W. B. Yeats and other artists, while downloadable audio extracts from the Irish poet’s celebrated catalogue provide the backdrop to a unique walking tour.

The literary theme continues throughout the ship, as guests are invited to dine in the Lady Gregory Restaurant, enjoy a snack in the Maud Gonne Bar & Lounge or immerse themselves in the magic of movies and family fun entertainment at The Abbey and The Peacock cinemas. 

Speaking on the arrival of the W. B. Yeats Andrew Sheen, Managing Director of Irish Ferries said, “We’re delighted to bring the W.B. Yeats and its superior luxury to the Irish Sea. The introduction of this magnificent new ship offers travellers unrivalled comfort and we look forward to welcoming passengers onboard to sail in style.”

Irish Ferries Tel: 08717 300 400 www.irishferries.com 


Download W. B. Yeats video footage here.

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