Irish Ferries launches new ferry on Dublin-Holyhead route

Irish Ferries launches new ferry on Dublin-Holyhead route
Built by Austal Ships, Dublin Swift is a twin-hulled catamaran that replaces Jonathan Swift (Image: Irish Ferries)

Irish Ferries’ new high-speed craft Dublin Swift has entered service on the route between Dublin, Ireland and Holyhead, Wales, following a full internal refurbishment.

Built by Australian-based shipbuilder Austal Ships, Dublin Swift is a twin-hulled catamaran that replaces Jonathan Swift, which has been in service since 1999. Dublin Swift is now the largest fast ferry on the Irish Sea and will operate at a speed of 35 knots. She will offer twice daily return sailings between Dublin and Holyhead, just like her predecessor.

Dublin Swift has a larger car and passenger capacity than her predecessor and offers a redesigned interior and upgraded passenger accommodation. The entertainment has also been updated, while menus have been completely redesigned menus to feature locally sourced ingredients and several different dining options.

Other onboard facilities include a dedicated TV area, a cafeteria, a self-service restaurant and a games area. Passengers can enjoy spacious seating accommodation in the standard cabin, or reclining seats with views to sea, in-seat charging points and complimentary refreshments in the Club Class Lounge. Free wi-fi is offered throughout.

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Elizabeth Robinson
By Elizabeth Robinson
Monday, April 30, 2018