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Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: February 03, 2020, 06:31:16 am »
With reference to the train services to/from Rosslare Europort, there has been talk in Ireland that this service from Dublin may be stopped at Gorey. Foot passengers may have to resort to the buses which do regularly call at the port.

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: February 01, 2020, 06:35:58 am »
Stena Europe has been stuck in Fishguard overnight twice this week, blaming adverse weather, whist IF' Inishmore keeps sailing. Normally bad weather affects the Inishmore, sonwhat's going off?

The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: January 20, 2020, 06:04:01 am »
More to the point, why was that not in the original design, knowing the ports it would be mooring at?

The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: December 12, 2019, 06:06:50 am »
IF haven't quite got their act together on sailing updates as both ships appear to be in two places at the same time.

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: November 04, 2019, 06:01:37 am »
whilst we were on holiday a friend, who lives overlooking Rosslare Port, says they were woken up one night by a very loud bang. They reckon it was Stena Europe cloutng the dock side, and that sailings were cancelled for a couple of days. Anybody know anything?

The News Board / Re: Brittany Ferries fleet movements
« on: November 03, 2019, 06:12:47 am »
Had text & emails fro BF Thursday afternoon to say Pont Aven sailing 1500 Friday (not 2030). Did some quick last minute shopping, and checked out of holiday accommodation early Friday. En route more info from BF to say now sailing even earlier and we did at 1400 French time. Not too bad a crossing as we ran ahead of the storm. A bit bumpy up until midnight, but docked in Ringaskiddy at 0230. We got a good night's sleep as embarkation didn't start until 0800. Home early. Didn't notice until later that those on IF Epsilon not so lucky. She sailed at 1630 Friday but anchored of Sidmouth until 0800 Saturday and not expected Dublin until 0800 on Sunday.

Discussion Board / Re: Rosslare to Le Havre shipping route to open soon?
« on: October 05, 2019, 06:27:28 am »
Let's hope this route will be available to ordinary folk as well as freight. Dublin is a nightmare to access, and being only forty minutes from Rosslare we'd look to use it. Stena's vessel is OK but the timings are all wrong.

The News Board / Re: Irish Ferries Fleet movements
« on: September 25, 2019, 04:15:31 pm »
W B Yeats 2020 schedule out today on IF website. It's all Dublin-Cherbourg, and you can't book it yet. No sign of anything from IF out of Rosslare fir France.

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: August 28, 2019, 06:17:45 am »
Reference the comment about year-round W B Yeats to France; this isn't the case, as Epsilon will do the run to the continent in the winter months, the the new vessel doing Dublin-Holyhead. One of the moans this summer is that meals aren't being served in WBY's Club Class Lounge, as advertised on the web. The stewards onboard say this is meant to happen on the Dublin-Holyhead route as the Lady Gregory restaurant will be shut.

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: August 26, 2019, 05:54:34 pm »
Am I missing something or is the W B Yeats regularly late arriving in Dublin and Cherbourg, despite calm weather, and not by just a few minutes but at least an hour. Do IF need to amend the timetable for next year?

Discussion Board / Re: Seatruck Ferries model
« on: August 24, 2019, 06:04:24 am »
Besides Liverpool-Dublin what other routes do Seatruck serves?

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: August 06, 2019, 06:05:13 am »
Apologies but Longtimereader is comparing apples and oranges. Flying involved car-parking at home airport and hire car charges in France. Also ferry passengers are often taking camping gear or towing caravans/trailers, and want to bring wine and other goodies back (impossible on a plane).
Do agree that de luxe cabins are far too expensive and those who pay for these have money to burn. At €900+ for commodore cabins onboard WB Yeats - you can have a four day cruise for that.

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: August 04, 2019, 06:03:08 am »
A lot of the staff on WB Yeats are from the Oscar Wilde and aren't happy with the new ship, including the fact that they now have to share cabins, which they didn't on the Oscar. Some are embarrassed by the prices charged in the Lady Gregory

Discussion Board / Re: Investment at Rosslare Europort
« on: July 21, 2019, 06:23:58 am »
Whilst the M-way argument does work both ways, the access/egress to Dublin is appalling. The queues for the tunnel, the badly maintained approach roads, lots more HGV traffic, nowhere to park up if you're early, and no services bar for the terminal. Plus the WBY never arrives on time, and I don't mean by a few minutes (been on it three times this year and been an hour late at least even in good weather). Anyway why did IF dock the WBY at Rosslare as its' first stop in Ireland?

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: June 18, 2019, 06:04:24 am »
Was on WB Yeats a week ago going to Cherbourg. They loaded all the cars in the 30 minutes before sailing which didn't go down well with those who followed the advice to arrive 2 hours before sailing. Lots of elderly french cosch passengers on board which took a good deal of the brasserie's capacity. Had a outside cabin on deck 10 with view of the stern.  Very comfy but some vibration compared to lower decks on previous trips. Got a chance to use Club Class Lounge (long story). Very quiet and relaxing with superb views over the bow. Plenty of nibbles and free soft drinks. Alcohol available but again the wine is served in expensive mini bottles like the bar. Bottles of wine can be bought in the brasserie or the shop. One website error -  ooked breakfast is not available in Club Class, although they do have croissants &.cakes in the mornings. Some rough weather and like previous trips the vessel was an hour late in docking. Needs a timetable rewrite.

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