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Chef

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Who or were are  the four hours saved .
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DaveW1946

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It takes WB Yeats 4 hours to come level with Rosslare. OK it takes 1.5 hours Dublin to Rosslare by car, but some holidaymakers reckon that this is part of their holiday; far better than the industrial landscape at Dublin Port.

Chef

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Not really a big selling point i would think , not everyone as such are from  from Dublin . Passengers from the west and north are better served from Dublin . As for the industrial landscape , it makes no difference whether you're at a ferry terminal In Dublin or Rosslare they all look the same . In fact  Dublin would be more of more interest with the larger variety of vessels in port .

Chef

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It takes WB Yeats 4 hours to come level with Rosslare. OK it takes 1.5 hours Dublin to Rosslare by car, but some holidaymakers reckon that this is part of their holiday; far better than the industrial landscape at Dublin Port.
It's actually three hours more to Cherbourg from Dublin not four , The ship sails across at an angle down the Irish Sea . If it were to sail from Dublin to Rosslare Port it would be  four hours , but it doesn't . Plus the drive time from Dublin to Rosslare is just over two hours not an hour and a half and more like  nearly three hours in reality . So no time saved by going from Rosslare  for those travelling from north of Rosslare .
Last Edit: June 10, 2019, 08:24:40 AM by Chef

DaveW1946

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On WB Yeats as I write and after 4 hours we are just level with Rosslare @ 2000 hrs

Leeman

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According to Marine Traffic, WBY departed Dublin at 16.38, so that's 3 hours 22 minutes.

Wilty

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According to Marine Traffic, WBY departed Dublin at 16.38, so that's 3 hours 22 minutes.

Marine traffic reports on when the ship has left the port not the berth, so there is extra time to be added to Marine Traffic time. I know one of the Captains of the WBY and he said the trip from Dublin is four hours longer than Rosslare.

Chef

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Using published schedules ,WB Yeats Dublin to Cherbourg 18 hours duration  ,Stena Rosslare to Cherbourg   17 hours duration . That's only one hour difference between the two departure points , Epsilon Dublin to Cherbourg is 19 hours duration making it a two hour difference .  So this four hours sailing time down the Irish Sea from Dublin to a point somewhere off the coast inline with Rosslare makes little difference over the total sailing  time to Cherbourg .

A83

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Is the 1 hour difference between WBY and Stena Horizon because  WBY is a faster ship?

jimjoe

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Is the 1 hour difference between WBY and Stena Horizon because  WBY is a faster ship?

Pretty much.

I think the difference in sailing times for WBY from Dublin to Cherbourg is only an hour or so compared to what Oscar used to do as well?

Chef

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Is the 1 hour difference between WBY and Stena Horizon because  WBY is a faster ship?
Speed and  distance , Dublin is only 67 nautical miles further from Cherbourg ,

IFPete

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WBY has more power than epsilon and comfortably makes the voyage. 

hhvferry

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WBY has more power than epsilon and comfortably makes the voyage.
At what price in higher fuel costs?

Chef

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WBY has more power than epsilon and comfortably makes the voyage. 
More power maybe but also much bigger , interestingly Epsilon is faster at 24 knots to WB Yeats 23 knots , so size doesn't always matter .

IFPete

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Cost per combined passenger and freight unit will be lower when she is full.