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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: October 05, 2019, 02:24:10 pm »
Going on thread title I just thought I'd add this in - Travelled late September on the WB to Cherbourg - the sailing was delayed both ways unfortunately by as much as 8 hours going out - It was only my second time on the WB Yeats but I have traveled to France frequently on the Oscar Wilde in the past.  I have never experienced such a rough crossing, in all the times I've travelled and that includes winter storms.  The ship just doesn't seem able to cope in high seas and there were literally items flying around the cabin - It looks like the WB Yeats has been taken off route from now until March, I wonder is it simply because the ship isn't suitable for this journey?

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: August 22, 2019, 02:46:50 pm »
I travelled over in April on the WB Yeats,  it was one of the earlier voyages.  I too was disappointed.  I agree this ship is better suited to a shorter crossing, and for once I never ventured to the outer decks but I believe that area is also smaller than its predecessor.  But was the WB Yeats a replacement for the Oscar Wilde?  Was it not a ship that should be on the Dublin/Holyhead route?  Was there not promise of a bigger, better ship for the French leg?   Aboard the Oscar Wilde a couple of years ago I overheard some staff members discussing what was to be Oscar Wilde's replacement I can tell you none of their superlatives added up to this ship. 

I will travel again next month, and the thought of Dublin Port with the now traffic delays added in and for some reason the ship's reputation for delaying boarding is really not making me excited. 

The News Board / Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
« on: April 08, 2019, 08:25:10 pm »
Was on the WB Yeats last week, I have to say I was underwhelmed by it.  The ship design seems more suited to an economy sailing, or a shorter voyage - it would sit better on the Dublin to Holyhead route.  Lots of room for freight and cars but it's like they gave up when it came to passenger comforts.  Cabins are small and narrow, one family I talked to had trouble getting their kids buggy through the doorways.  (there are really, really expensive cabins too) The sailing was rough both ways but only overnight and I have fairly stable sealegs - the boat was late departing and arriving - the food in the main eatery is the usual fare, nothing special and overpriced.  There were what seemed like hundreds of French students onboard, both ways, running, shouting the usual but no way of escaping them except to the bar (of which there is only one) on deck 11 or the cabin.  Oscar Wilde even in its older state is a smoother sail and a more spacious interior.   The WB Yeats was dearer too.

The News Board / Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:39:53 pm »
Thanks Mountainmini that's very informative - I will be sailing out in a few weeks and I'm a little concerned about the size of the cabins as my hubby has some mobility issues - they do look very tight in the pictures and the bigger cabins are wogiously overpriced - :)

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Restaurants
« on: March 19, 2019, 08:31:33 pm »
Hi everyone, new to the forum - I've been looking at the menus and agree they are overpriced - sound lovely but previous experience has shown me that the food on IF isn't good.  Does anyone who has sailed on the WB Yeats know if they have a microwave onboard.  I will be sailing to France in a few weeks time, and I always used the Oscar Wilde Rosslare Route and the microwave was very handy for heating up some pre-prepared grub - (I know terribly miserly, of me...but I have been stung so often by the fayre on board!)


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