Irish Ferries

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Carrier Category: Ferry Companies and North Europe

  • Description

    Irish Ferries operates between Ireland and France catering for passengers, vehicles and freight. It now has the most modern fleet in Europe including the luxury cruise ferry Oscar Wilde which sails on the Rosslare to France route. With bright airy cabins, stylish lounges and a wide choice of entertainment and dining options this ship brings new levels of comfort to this overnight service.

    CABINS:
    Premium Suite, luxury cabins with en-suite, A/C, king size double bed including breakfast for 2 in the Berneval Restaurant, 32” satellite and web connected TV, Free Wi-Fi, wireless keyboard for TV, stunning luxury suites with unobstructed sea views, complimentary fruit basket, minibar and tea and Nespresso coffee making facilities, seating area with sofa bed suitable for 1 adult or 2 children, trouser press and hairdryer, dedicated cabin steward…

    Double Bed Suite with window and air conditioning, en-suite and with full size double bed, Cots (Pre-bookable as an extra) Seating area – the settee converts to a bed suitable for one adult or 2 young children, Flat Screen TV with a choice of satellite channels etc.

    Other availabilities with varying levels of service: 4 Star 4 or 2 Bed – with window, 3 Star 4 Bed, 3 Star 2 Bed, 2 Star 4 Bed, 2 Star 2 Bed, all previous with or without window. 2 Star 3 Bed and 2 Star 2 Bed – no window.

    There are wheelchair user cabins with 2 Beds and air conditioning on deck 5 near the lift and Reception. The cabin door is 87cm wide for ease of wheelchair access, specially adapted en-suite facilities, one of the beds can be recessed to provide more floor space. These cabins have a window and a phone is available in the cabin for direct access to Reception.

    Reserved Seat lounges are fully air conditioned, separate ladies and gents showers and toilets nearby, dimmed lighting in lounges, a limited number of blankets and pillows are available from the Kiosk at no extra charge. Luggage storage lockers are adjacent to the lounges. Lounges are accessible by lifts and stairs.

    EATING ONBOARD:
    The Left Bank Brasserie: For a wide and varied menu in a relaxed ambience, The Left Bank Brasserie offers great value, and the opportunity to dine at your leisure whatever your mood. Oscar Wilde spent his last days in the Hotel d’Alsace situated on the vibrant and fashionable Left Bank of the River Seine. The Left Bank in Paris is renowned for its stylish cafes and relaxed eating ambience and the Left Bank Brasserie is the perfect place to experience a real taste of France.

    The Steakhouse: For something different but delicious try the Steakhouse – offering a real choice of excellent tex-mex and steakhouse dining, in a very relaxed environment, this is the place to be.

    The Berneval Waiter Service Restaurant: Fresh food, service and fine French wines in ways that will invigorate the palate. A taste of the high life you are sure to enjoy! Look forward to a superb dining experience. The restaurant is named after the seaside town of Berneval-sur-Mer, a resort favored by poets and painters, near Dieppe in Normandy where Oscar Wilde wrote “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”.

    Café Lafayette: To help you enjoy your journey, choose from a wide range of sandwiches, rolls, baps and light refreshments at Café Lafayette on Deck 7.

    Family Meal Deal: Dining on your family holiday doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. Purchase your Family Meal in advance for the MV Oscar Wilde, and save up to 25% on a family lunch or dinner!

    RELAX:
    Cinema De Cannes: Enjoy the luxury of relaxing and watching the latest releases from a choice of two cinemas onboard Oscar Wilde. Equipped with the latest in sound technology along with comfortable seats and a refreshment kiosk, it’s advisable to get there early.

    Hair and Beauty Salon: The Beauty Salon offers that special pampering treat. Only open during the summer season.

    The Happy Prince Play Area: Where the younger ones will be entertained with games or simply playing amongst themselves. The kids will have a royal time.

    Oscar’s Piano Bar: For a quiet drink and a welcome retreat. Relax in a comfortable atmosphere sit back, relax and enjoy your time onboard.

    The Merrion Lounge: The ideal spot to enjoy panoramic sea views while sipping your favorite drink, reading a book, chatting or just sitting back to enjoy the journey. Named after the fashionable Wilde family residence at No.1 Merrion Square in Dublin, the lounge maintains an atmosphere of calm and relaxed elegance.

    The Gaiety Lounge: This spacious lounge bar at the rear of the ship offers a relaxed and comfortable environment with live entertainment in peak season to suit all tastes. It’s absolutely perfect for an after dinner drink and a chance to unwind at the end of the day.

    Ireland has a fine tradition of literature, drama and stage performance and the Gaiety Lounge is named after Dublin’s famous Gaiety Theatre. Oscar met his wife Constance Lloyd there while giving one of his popular lectures and many of his most famous works have been staged there.

    THE TRAVEL GALLERIA:
    The shop offers passengers the chance to buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. You can pick up some great deals in fragrances, fashion and electrical goods.

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    Routes and Itineraries:

    Popular routes:
    Cherbourg <> Rosslare - 1 Sailing Weekly - 18 hr 30 min
    Pembroke <> Rosslare - 14 Sailings Weekly - 4 hr 1 min
    Holyhead <> Dublin - 5 Sailings Daily - 1 hr 49 min

    When to Book:

    You’re best option is to book now … or at least very soon, when your travel plans are confirmed, even if you don’t have all your final destination reservation shored up. Here’s why:

    • Ferry prices rise as affluent periods get closer. These passenger funnels take place during weekends, general and school holidays and especially summer vacation.
    • Not only do prices rise but scarcity also comes into play. July and August are high season-book these months as soon as possible. Then come June and September.
    • Mid-week and night-time (added cost of a cabin if you need one, but that replaces a hotel room) are good choices to keep the cost lower. And keep an out for early bird and other special offers that the Ferry companies frequently offer.
    • Make sure you have a reservation at the time you want to travel.
    • Another factor to keep in mind, valid for prices and scarcity is the time of day you’re traveling.
    How to easily and safely book your tickets:

    The easiest way to book your cross-channel ferry crossing is via the official secure website established for this purpose. All the Book Now and other links to purchase ferry tickets on BonjourLaFrance will direct you to the major ticket provider for your country. You can be assured of a secure online reservation and ticket purchase. Over 2,5 million people have trusted and been satisfied by their sales and after-sales service. You will be too.

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