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The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: July 28, 2021, 07:36:23 am »
Dublin Swift due in Dublin Sunday 1.8.21.She is due to take up the run Friday 6.8.21. This of course may change

The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: July 23, 2021, 06:34:39 am »
Update on Dublin Swift, Definately coming back , first Sailing 6th August .

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: February 10, 2021, 02:49:14 pm »
I believe Stena Mersey is leaving Irish waters and
1.Stena Europe -Dublin Holyhead to replace Horizon
2.Stena Horizon -to Replace stena Mersey
3.Rosslare Fishgaurd closing for a week.
All the above is fluid and can change

The News Board / Re: what will change in next 3 months
« on: January 13, 2021, 08:18:10 am »
I hear the Epsilon may be joining the french run at the weekend .

The News Board / Isle of Man new Ferry
« on: August 04, 2020, 07:18:36 am »
According the the BBC the Isle of Man Steampacket have ordered a new build in Korea

New Isle of Man ferry to provide 'more space for passengers'
A new ferry serving the route between the Isle of Man and Lancashire will have "considerably more passenger space", the operator has said.

The passenger and freight vessel is expected to be in service in spring 2023, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company chief executive Mark Woodward said.

He said the ship, which will be built in South Korea, would be more "manoeuvrable in poor conditions".

It will replace the Ben-my-Chree, which will be kept as a back-up ship.

Mr Woodward said "following lengthy discussions" with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, a contract had been signed on Friday.

"It is expected the new vessel will be slightly larger than the Ben-my-Chree in most respects, but with considerably more passenger space," he said.

"It is also intended to be more environmentally efficient and manoeuvrable in poor conditions."
The cost has not yet been confirmed, although the ferry operator previously said replacing both the Ben-my-Chree, which sails to Heysham, and the Manannan, which serves its Liverpool route, would cost at least ?70m.

Although government-owned, the company will fund the new vessel itself.

A spokesman for passenger watchdog TravelWatch Isle of Man said while the "improved passenger provision" was welcome, the three-year wait for the new vessel would mean "we are all going to have to be patient".

Construction is due to start in summer 2021.

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: May 22, 2020, 12:15:37 pm »
Yes and the Adventurer was on Berth 49 (Irish ferries Berth) and had a tug in attendance for departure . The last time I seen her on this Berth was nearly 20 years ago when she was Brand new and they had the usual functions on Board for the VIPS etc;

The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: March 13, 2020, 01:17:16 pm »
Its confirmed ULysses back in Service 19th March

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:58:26 pm »
 I also head  from the same source Ulysses and Inishmore are going to have to get Scrubbers fitted  Sooner than later and its scheduled this side of Christmas .I cannot back this one up as a fact .

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: October 01, 2019, 02:40:13 pm »
Heard Rumour  W.B. has to go to Drydock .Its gone off their bookings next week 

The News Board / Re: HSC Dublin Swift
« on: August 29, 2019, 08:41:17 am »
Due to technical difficulties Swift Cancelled until further notice . Also Rumours circulating that in the coming Months both Inishmore and Ulysses will be going to have Scrubbers fitted . A ship yard in Poland was mentioned ,

The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries HUll 777
« on: August 12, 2019, 05:33:20 pm »
Going back to the  topic of Hull 777  ..... I am south of the Boarder and I was like a lot of readers really very sad to hear of H&W closure  . It seems a shame that we have such a fabulous  amenity going into Liquidation and there again we see  FSG are unable to keep up with their management of their new builds ??.... This will never happen but here goes , If common sense were to prevail why cant the modules for the new ship be floated over from Poland to Belfast and the ship could be built here  in Ireland creating jobs and saving employment . Irish Ferry  Irish jobs, sounds crazy but will never happen .

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: June 04, 2019, 05:36:36 pm »
We must remember the ship has won an award for design and Build for 2019. I have been on Board  quite a few times and to be quite Honest the ship is very modern and is much nicer than her predecessor, although I loved oscar Wilde and have many happy memories travelling with my children  I would have no hesitation to travel on  WBY, she is a fine shp and we can all lets say be a bit "PIcky". If people dont want to eat in the restaurants there are very nice tables on the outside deck and a Packed Lunch can be brought and if you are travelling with a young family it can be expensive ..a little planning that suits your Budget can  go a long way. 

The News Board / Re: Oscar Wilde sale agreed
« on: May 29, 2019, 06:12:06 am »
I have trawled around the internet looking for Pictures of  the Now named GNV Allegra (ex Oscar wilde) and have found an image of her here
I must say the ship looks better in white however whoever designed the Logo ?? well it speaks for itself,I leave it for everyone to decide themselves.

The News Board / Re: WB Yeats Interior Pics
« on: April 24, 2019, 04:55:45 pm »
I am sure everyone will know this, W.B. Yeats has being voted Best ferry of the year 2019  source . Maybe we are being over critical and picky . I have being on board her many times and I have to say she is a very  nice clean modern ship .it may take a bit of getting used to .
The ship is way ahead of her predecessor and there is no comparison to the Jaded Oscar wilde, Lets face it the Oscar is very old and TVs showers etc were broken in a lot of cabins . Ulysses for me was the  ship in her day when she was new and in my books way nicer. I still think her lines are far nicer than the yeats .There is nothing wrong with the W.B. and I look forward to travelling on her at some stage . 

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