MV Ulysses – SuperFerry


MV Ulysses is a RORO car ferry currently owned and operated by Irish Ferries. The ship was launched on 1 September 2000[3] at Aker Finnyards shipyard in Rauma, Finland and services the Dublin – Holyhead route.

The vessel stands 12 decks high, towering over most other vessels at a height of 167.5 feet[2] (approx. 51 metres) from keel to mast. The vessel has five vehicle decks, including a stowable mezzanine deck consisting of two ‘swing decks’, called ‘Plates’, which are lowered to accommodate a greater number of ‘low vehicles’ (i.e. vehicles up to 2 metres high) – these swing decks are primarily used in holiday seasons when there is a much greater number of passenger vehicles.

When launched she was the world’s largest car ferry in terms of vehicle capacity. (Color Line’s sister ships Color Fantasy and Color Magic remain the largest ferries in terms of tonnage).