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Discussion Board / Re: Irish Ferries 2022 Timetable
« on: September 27, 2021, 07:57:04 pm »
No idea why they're so late in releasing schedules but its been like that for many years. As for the January sailings being "fully booked" there's absolutely no chance of that  ;D

The News Board / Re: DFDS Rosslare
« on: September 26, 2021, 08:58:27 pm »
DFDS replaces Kerry with Regina Seaways on Rosslare-Dunkirk route.

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: September 19, 2021, 06:22:39 pm »
Returned from Ireland this friday from Rosslare, travelled on Stena Europe. Rosslare port had 3 Stena liveried ships in port at the time. Europe, Vinga and the Kerry. Is this a regular sight now to see 3 Stena ships in port at one time?? Is the Kerry still chartered to DFDS, couldn't remember

Kerry is on charter to DFDS.

Here's one of my pics from 28th September last year showing the 3 Stena ships Vinga, Horizon and Europe in Rosslare

Discussion Board / Re: Stena Europe- Voyage Report
« on: August 06, 2021, 12:50:29 pm »
Thats a great read. Thank you for sharing it. I haven't sailed on the Europe since 2010. Hopefully get back on her soon. She really is the last of the line.

Discussion Board / Re: My Rosslare Ferry Photos
« on: August 03, 2021, 10:14:35 pm »
Quick visit to Rosslare weekend before last. 70+ pics added here

Here's a few

The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: July 30, 2021, 03:13:12 pm »
A83, thanks for the info. Enjoy your holiday. To marsav68, you'll find a link to the form on BF's Irish website. Click on the covid tab (on the left) and go to “Travel Information and [email protected]” and then the + sign by French requirements.
Thanks, downloaded and ready to go in 6.5 weeks!  :D

4 weeks from tomorrow for us! Thanks for the info lads and the link to the form!

Discussion Board / Re: A step back in time - Rosslare Harbour
« on: July 28, 2021, 08:51:22 pm »
Just came across this on YouTube, featuring Commodore John Barry statue, the Leopard and Duke of Rothesay and the old Rosslare boarding system.

Great find. Fascinating viewing. Thanks!

The Merrion Lounge / Re: Interislander order two new ferries
« on: July 01, 2021, 08:42:21 pm »
KiwiRail and Korean shipyard Hyundai Mipo Dockyard have signed a binding contract for the delivery of two new, state-of-the-art ferries, with the first to arrive in 2025 and the second in 2026. More here on the KiwiRail website

Discussion Board / Re: Stena Estrid- Voyage Report
« on: June 30, 2021, 06:53:57 pm »
Excellent read! Thanks for the heads up!

The News Board / Re: 72 hours PCR test and sailing from France
« on: June 12, 2021, 08:11:44 pm »
i arrived from bilbao last night 8pm11/06/21 in rosslare ...connemara had to wait till 9.30 pm for another ferry to leave before we could dock....i got pcr test on wednesday morning 8am in almeria ?95...drove from almeria to madrid...stopped overnight in pinto madrid and left madrid and headed to pcr results were available from 3pm to download....and i checked in at 4.15pm .....upon checkin pcr was required and i then proceeded to waiting lanes...where all cars were rigisouly checkrd by 4 spanish guardia civil....all trucks /vans/camper vans were xrayed.....before we got to passport control there was anouther check by guardia civil and they were emptying cars of most contents...tobacco was the question they kept asking how much we had....connemara left on time ...very plesent crossing is good and usual average prices....not like pont aven standards...but was totally fine...and upon arrival in rosslare the guards on duty asked for passports/passenger location form/negative psr test results.....even tho you cant board ferry to ireland without negative pcr results.......hope this info is of help to people...

Great insight and information. Thanks!

5 page feature in the June edition of Ships Monthly regarding the changes and additional services on the Irish seas routes since January this year.

Great pic of Blue Star 1 on the cover


The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: May 21, 2021, 08:46:02 am »

Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: May 20, 2021, 07:25:14 pm »
Interesting feature about Rosslare Harbour expansion on RTE tv.s Open For Business. Interviews with Glenn Carr and a driver from McArdles. Some great footage of Stena Europe Visby and other ferries in the port.

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