Irish Ferries will move the 1,458-passenger Oscar Wilde ferry on to the busy Holyhead to Dublin route on Saturday 17th December to accommodate the thousands of extra people travelling to Ireland for Christmas.
“With so many people in Britain having Irish roots, this is our busiest period of the year,” said Dermot Merrigan, Head of Passenger Sales, “so we are upping our capacity by moving the Oscar Wilde from our French route to Holyhead, to enter service alongside Ulysses, Epsilon and the Dublin Swift.
“This means that in the run up to Christmas Eve we can offer seven departures a day from Holyhead, and two sailings a day from Pembroke to Rosslare on the Isle of Inishmore.”
The last sailings from to Ireland are on Christmas Eve, with the 14.10 Ulysses crossing from Holyhead into Dublin, and the 14.45 Isle of Inishmore crossing from Pembroke to Rosslare.
There are no sailings on Christmas Day or St Stephen’s Day.
The first ferry from Ireland back to the UK is at 11.05 from Dublin on Tuesday 27th December. Timetables run almost normally on 31st December and 1st January.
Irish Ferries has travel vouchers towards a 2017 summer holiday and has opened bookings on its 2017 sailings to France, where €100 is all that is required to secure a reservation, with the balance payable six weeks before departure.
For families seeking a UK holiday destination next summer, Irish Ferries has a number of bargain deals at a selection of popular UK Haven Holiday Parks, coupled with inclusive packages to fun-filled resorts such as Alton Towers and Oakwood Theme Park in Pembrokeshire.