Irish Ferries Places Order for Another Vessel

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Irish Ferries has ordered a second new cruise ferry, will be built in Germany at a cost of €165 million, She will enter service between the UK and Ireland in 2020.

The same shipyard in Flensburg, Germany, is building Irish Ferries’ new ship, the W.B. Yeats, which is due for delivery summer 2018.

When built, the new ship will be the largest cruise ferry in the world in terms of vehicle capacity, offering space for up to 1,500 cars, or up to 330 freight trucks. She is expected to be around 67,300 gross tonnes.

The cruise ferry will be designed specifically to sail between Holyhead and Dublin, in tandem with Irish Ferries’ current flagship Ulysses.

The additional capacity of the new ship on the Holyhead/Dublin route will, by 2020, will allow the W.B. Yeats to sail between Ireland and France year-round.

(Irish Ferries)

Ulysses Irish Super Ferry slide-show: HERE

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