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Irish Ferries celebrates Ulysses' 10th birthday

15th April 2011 Print

It is now 10 years since Irish Ferries launched its flagship vessel Ulysses which, at 51,000 tonnes and with on-board space for 1342 cars and 2000 passengers, remains the largest ferry operating Irish Sea routes.

The sheer size and design of the ship means that she has not once, in 10 years, had to remain in port due to bad weather conditions; those booking to travel on Ulysses are assured that they will reach their destination in comfort whatever the weather.

In total, that means she has made around 14,000 crossings which equates to 826,000 nautical miles or 33 times around the world!

To celebrate her birthday, Irish Ferries has enhanced the Club Class option - £16 per passenger each way – to include free Wifi, with connection available throughout the crossing.

Those opting for Club Class also benefit from priority boarding and disembarkation, exclusive access to the Club Class lounge, complimentary drinks, snacks and newspapers, an exclusive lounge bar for meals, power points for laptops/DVDs/telephone chargers and 10 per cent discount on many items in the onboard shops.
Ulysses operates two return crossings daily between Holyhead and Dublin; the Club Class option is also available on Dublin Swift, the fast-craft operating between these two ports, and on the Isle of Inishmore which covers the Pembroke/Rosslare route.

For online bookings before 8 June or 21 days before travel, Irish Ferries’ lead-in fare is just £69 one-way for car and driver on both routes; additional adults pay £25 each and children (four-15 years) £15 each, one-way.

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