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Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: October 27, 2019, 09:51:59 am »
Has anyone noticed that the WB has more ptich and movement,even in in calm seas, than Ulysses or the departed OW?

Was on the WB last night,and she really copes well on the shorter Irish sea route, very quick unloading is great.

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:32:21 pm »
Also the WiFi, I realise we are at sea, is just awful. And I am using the premium WiFi, and have used the free one too.

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: July 17, 2019, 08:28:01 pm »
Am aboard WBY at the minute.

They have now opened the freight lounge to public as a street food restaurant. Truckers complaining at reception about how they are been treated poorly, not happy at all.

The kids play area is mental, an accident waiting to happen.

Ways that improve ship??

Firstly it doesn't have the holiday feel, it is not like me the OW or Pont Aven.

The basic cabins are too small, can't change that now.

Kid's entertainment area is not fit for purpose, the main bar areas are too bitty. It lacks a theatre space with a stage..

The lounge is funny,some very disgruntled looking people seemingly surprised that it has loads of noisy kids in high season.

They seem to have presented staff with a poorly thought out vanity project that the onboard staff are trying to make work as they go along.

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: June 22, 2019, 07:04:32 am »
Was on her again yesterday. Deluxe cabin this time. Much better experience than last week. Loading started much earlier at about an hour and a half before departure.
Cabin compares better to 5 star on the OW than I expected. I was very happy, minibar contains spirits as well as beer and wine. Decent coffee machine. Lounge for club class  has great views.

Wouldn't pay the extra myself for it but it is much superior way to travel.

On the bad side, the breakfast in the lady Gregory is as bad as the Oscar Wilde. Not cooked to order, tepid and poor quality. Feel sorry for staff as they are excellent. Premium price and low quality.

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: June 17, 2019, 06:00:48 pm »
No, not really. It is more modern, but the OW was more of a cruise ship. WB Yeats be great on a day sailing to Holyhead, not so suited to Dub/Cherbourg IMO. The smarter cabins on the OW were a better laid out, for example in the 5 star cabins you could divide the seating area off when you put kids to bed and relax in main part of cabin.

Having said all that WY Yeats is a fine ship, I will be interested to see how useful the club class lounge is?

Discussion Board / Re: W B Yeats Disappointment
« on: June 17, 2019, 11:33:57 am »
When I was on her the Lady Gregory had max 8 people, looked depressing for the staff. Boylans seemed to be constantly busy, but was coping easily. Food in there seemed fine, and pricing was fair. I found the ship decent, always be a few niggles, seat fabrics and carpets already quite stained and dirty looking.

Had an internal 4 berth cabin, was very nice if quite narrow compared to Stena on return. Sound-proofing in cabin was poor.

Will be in the Deluxe cabins and lounge and next trip this week, will be interesting to compare.

Overall nice new ship, quiet and fairly well laid out.

The News Board / Re: WB Yeats Interior Pics
« on: April 26, 2019, 08:49:40 am »
Most years we use PA for the return leg from France leaving at 8.30 and that means that we've usually eaten dinner before boarding. IIRC the last time i ate in the Pont Aven waiter service restaurant was about 8/9 years ago. As far as I remember it was very good but hard to do a fair comparison to the WBY after that amount of time.

Thanks, we usually did the opposite, out on PA and home on OW.

The News Board / Re: WB Yeats Interior Pics
« on: April 25, 2019, 10:30:54 am »
How would you compare the food quality in the  Lady Gregory restaurant on the WBY to the Pont Aven? For me always found the OW miles and miles behind the Pont Aven in terms of food quality in the fancier on board restaurants.

The News Board / Re: WB Yeats Interior Pics
« on: April 22, 2019, 11:07:45 pm »

The 5 star cabins on OW are bigger than similar cabins on WBY. But the way the WBY cabins are laid out (and features like having tvs on either side of the divider at the end of the bed ) it doesn't make any difference in reality. We were happy with the size and quality of the cabin.
Here's a few more cabin pics from other angles

Cheers, thanks for pictures. Will miss curtain which divided sitting/sleeping area on OW, very handy when kids sleep time comes around.

The News Board / Re: WB Yeats Interior Pics
« on: April 20, 2019, 09:59:05 pm »
Thanks, very interesting. Cabin shown looks a bit of a downgrade on layout and size to the Oscar Wilde. How did you find it?

The News Board / Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
« on: February 22, 2019, 03:35:45 pm »
Very interesting thanks

The News Board / Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
« on: February 21, 2019, 11:04:06 am »
Great, Thanks.

The News Board / Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
« on: February 17, 2019, 05:50:55 pm »
Looking forward to my first trip on her tomorrow.

Would really appreciate if someone who is sailing on WB Yeats could post a photo of the cabin plans, especially for deck 8.

Or indeed any photos of the ship.



The News Board / Re: WB YEATS Dublin Bound
« on: January 29, 2019, 11:38:57 pm »
IF will suffer a backlash, every person treated like crap will harp on to all their family and friends.

Corp choice to make the customer suffer for IF mistakes is weird. Sad to see them run so badly.

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