Oscar Wilde will sail twice a day between Pembroke in the UK and Rosslare in Ireland
Irish Ferries’ new ship, Oscar Wilde, has begun operating on the Irish Sea, sailing twice a day between Pembroke in the UK and Rosslare in Ireland.
The ship has capacity for 2,080 passengers and features 134 cabins, along with over 2,380 lane meters for cars, coaches, and freight vehicles. Oscar Wilde can reach a top speed of 27.5 knots, which makes it the fastest cruise ferry operating on the Irish Sea, according to Irish Ferries.
The interiors of the Oscar Wilde are intended to evoke classic and modern ambiance, while the exterior features Irish Ferries' signature colours and branding. The ship provides a range of facilities to accommodate passengers, including a Club Class lounge, a self-service restaurant, a café, and a bar, as well as a dedicated lounge for freight drivers.
A children's play area is included onboard for families, while the ship’s open deck will provide views over the Irish Sea. The vessel also offers extensive shopping space, allowing passengers to buy from duty-free outlets.
“We are delighted that Oscar Wilde is officially in service, offering customers an enhanced Irish Sea journey onboard a ship featuring the very best in terms of comfort, speed, and amenities,” said Andrew Sheen, managing director of Irish Ferries. “We are confident that the Oscar Wilde will become a firm favourite with our passengers and freight customers, and we look forward to welcoming them onboard."