Irish Ferries operates four ferries on international routes between Ireland Britain and France catering for passengers, their vehicles as well as freight units.
Over the last number of years, we have invested hundreds of millions of euro in new fleet and port facilities. We now have the most modern fleet in Europe, which includes Ulysses, the Largest Car Ferry on the Irish Sea, the ‘Dublin Swift’ fast ferry on the Dublin – Holyhead route and the ‘Isle of Inishmore’ on the Pembroke - Rosslare route. In addition, we are very proud to have introduced our newest new addition to our fleet on the Ireland - France service – the 5star cruise ferry ‘Oscar Wilde’.
Built in Aker Finnyards in Rauma, Finland, The MV Ulysses was constructed between mid 1999 and Feb. 2001 at a total cost of €100 million! It stands 12 decks high and its gross tonnage is 50,938 tonnes and is the largest car ferry on the Irish Sea!
Towering over other vessels at a height of 167 feet (51 metres) from keel to mast. With almost 3 miles of parking space for 1,342 cars or 240 articulated trucks per sailing no other passenger car ferry in the world can match its vehicle carrying capacity.
The MV Ulysses operates two return sailings between Dublin Port and Holyhead each day with a sailing time of just over three hours. This means that in just one single day of operations, she has the capacity to transport 5,368 cars or 960 articulated trucks across the Irish Sea.
Most importantly though, Ulysses can carry up to 2,000 passengers and crew on board per sailing and travels over 182,000 Kms a year.
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