Holyhead - Dun Laoghaire Ferry Operators

date7 Sailings Weekly
clock2 hour 20 minute crossing
Holyhead Dun Laoghaire Ferry reviews
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Our most recent Holyhead Dun Laoghaire customer reviews are below, read more by visiting our ship pages.

"Ferry from Holyhead to Dublin"

Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Juan

The experience was very nice. The Ferry was way better than what we were expecting. My family and I were very pleased. Thank you!!!!

'Juan' travelled Holyhead Dun Laoghaire with Stena Line on Stena HSS Explorer

"A bon voyage"

Reviewed 26 June 2014 by Gary

We sailed from Holyhead on the 10.30 HSS service on the 11th June and returned on the 19th June on the 13.30 HSS service. I have travelled frequently between the UK and Eire over the last 25 years but this was the first time on this particular ferry type. First impression was the sheer size of the HSS vessel, dwarfing most of the other boats I have been on. It was a very pleasant surprise to find light refreshments available at the ferry terminal in Holyhead with tea, coffee and snacks served in a pleasant café environment. After a 5 hour drive this was most welcome and to the shame of most ferry operators whose passenger focus does not kick in until the vessel is boarded. The traffic queue onto the vessel was fairly light but I was still quite impressed at the speed of loading. One big benefit I found was that the cars there were loaded onto the top vehicle deck and this meant priority departure as this deck is first to be evacuated on arrival. I noticed that lifts were available between the top vehicle deck and the lounge which should make disabled access easier and allowed mobility scooters to be used on board. Services on the vessel were good with adequate seating in various lounges and with a good range of refreshments available although I did feel the full breakfast was a little expensive at just shy of £10.00. That is an expensive experience for a family of 4 for example! Cleanliness was good and the debris of the drinks experience (sugar sachets, stirrers and milk pots), were cleared from tables quickly. The actual crossing both ways was smooth and taking around two and a half hours is the fastest of any of the Irish sea / St George's channel, crossings. In addition - because traffic was not heavy, the sailings both ways boarded early and both departed about 15 minutes early. I would guess this is not the norm in peak season but even then I think departures would be prompt and on time. All in all I felt it was a customer oriented service with adequate facilities for all, loading was fast and efficient and on-board service was well provided. Apart from the (perceived) high cost of breakfast I find it difficult to criticise. I do wish though that proper milk was provided for hot drinks instead of those silly little pots of UHT!!

'Gary' travelled Holyhead Dun Laoghaire with Stena Line on Stena HSS Explorer

"Trouble free travel"

Reviewed 19 June 2014 by Peter B

Our first crossing to Ireland. The whole proess from booking to disembarking was smooth and trouble free. No complaints at all and would use service again.

'Peter B' travelled Holyhead Dun Laoghaire with Stena Line on Stena HSS Explorer

"Smooth Sailing"

Reviewed 14 June 2014 by Peter

Coming from from the Pacific Northwest United States, my wife and I have had many ferry experiences in both Washington State and British Columbia. The journey between Wales and Ireland was one of the pleasantest we have taken. The ship was beautiful, almost like a cruise ship, and very comfortable. The ship was exceptionally clean an beautifully appointed. Despite some gentle rolling it was smooth sailing all the way. Peter Haug

'Peter' travelled Holyhead Dun Laoghaire with Stena Line on Stena HSS Explorer

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Holyhead Dun Laoghaire Ferry Guide

The Stena Line Holyhead Dun Laoghaire ferry crossing between Wales and Ireland is the only service operating on this route. With crossing durations from 2 hours 20 minutes, the route is scheduled to run around 7 times per week.

The regularity and duration of crossing varies from time to time so it is advisable to get a live quote for current availability.

Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire Ferry Alternatives

Holyhead - Dublin with Irish Ferries - 4 Sailings Daily / 1 hour 49 minute crossing
Holyhead - Dublin with Stena Line - 4 Sailings Daily / 3 hour 15 minute crossing
For more information, please visit our Ferries from Wales to Ireland page.
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