MV ‘Ulysses’ Super-ferry

I know that there are some Ferry enthusiasts out there:

During this summer, I took a short trip to Dublin.

I chose  MV ‘Ulysses’ super-ferry, operated by Irish Ferries, to get there. This was the Holyhead to Dublin route, which is a 3 hour voyage. I’m told that this ferry route has existed since 1850!

When Ulysses entered service in 2001, she was the world’s largest RO PAX ferry, in terms of vehicle capacity.

Standing 12 decks tall, Ulysses can carry up to 2,000 passengers, 1,342 cars, and 240 trucks.

As you board the vessel, she resembles a large modern cruise ship. You very quickly forget that she has five decks of vehicles below you.

Her on board facilities include restaurants, two cinemas, TV lounges, video and electronic games, casino, children’s play area, two large lounge bars, a shop and a club class lounge.

Ulysses also has 228 passenger berths (cabins).

Due to Dublin harbour being relatively shallow, she was designed with a smaller draft and smaller propellers, to prevent her from  getting stuck in the silt.

Malcolm

Another super-ferry, Stena Holandica review: HERE

Seafrance Berlioz Cross Channel Ferry (slide-show): HERE

DFDS Ferries, Dover (slide-show): HERE

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