The Swift is Irish ferries fast ferry. Onboard there is plenty to keep you occupied during the short journey across the Irish Sea including shops, bars, restaurants, a gaming area and a number of lounges.
There are no cabins available on this ship however the is a comfortable reserved seating area for those who add the Club class lounge to their booking.
The Swift features 2 bars, a brasserie and a cafe. Temple Bar offers a choice of delicious hot and cold snacks from hot dogs and paninies to ice-cream and drinks and of course a full bar service while the Trinity Bar has a great choice of hot and cold snacks. For passengers requiring a restaurant menu Boylan’s Brasserie serves a selection of hot food or alternatively choose from a wide range of sandwiches, rolls, baps and light refreshments at Café Lafayette.
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.
You can relax & enjoy TV in the comfort of the cinema style TV Lounge but for true luxury and comfort upgrade to the Club Class lounge which boasts magnificent sea views and a host of super benefits, such as exclusive lounge bar, reserved seating and 10% off on selected best products in the onboard shop.
The ship is child friendly but does not have a dedicated childrens play area.
This ship is wheelchair friendly however the Club Class Lounge is not accessible to wheelchair users as access is only available by stairs.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Dublin Swift guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
98% of our customers recommended this ship
The Swift was a very pleasurable smaller ferry. It was a very quick journey from Dublin to Holyhead,
Reviewed 13 October 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Good facilities but very choppy crossing"
The facilities are very good and the trip only takes about two hours. However, we were a little unlucky, going to Ireland mid-September, to get a very choppy crossing going over and my wife was not feeling too well - it was however fine coming back. It was so rough in fact that the next crossing was cancelled, just bad timing really.
Reviewed 10 October 2016 by Ian who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Efficient and comfortable"
I found the whole process of travelling on this ferry very easy and efficient, from booking in to driving off. The reserved seating area and the seat itself were comfortable and I would not hesitate to use this ferry again.
Reviewed 10 October 2016 by Timothy who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
We arrived early at holyhead and decided to change to the earlier (and faster) service, nice clean ferry with good facilities and boarded on time and left on time, was very windy but no problems with the crossing, our first time taking our own car and will definitely use again
Reviewed 02 October 2016 by Barry who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Good service "
Had a text day before we were due to sale that it was cancelled, were given two different times to sail there organisation was great. And we were kept well informed and up dated.
Reviewed 01 October 2016 by Stanley who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Fast Ferry to Dublin"
Fast, comfortable ferry. Approx. 1.5 hours versus 3 hours for others. Very smooth, too.
Reviewed 22 September 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Wobbly but Pleasant"
Though my trip was delayed by half an hour the efficiency with which the cars were guided onto and then off of the Ferry was incredible. The announcer spoke with such clarity, with such a calming, interesting speaking voice that I thought "wow, I feel totally secure". The sea was somewhat choppy but all times the Ferry was spotless and comfortable. I haven't been on Irish Ferries for many years but would certainly use it again.
Reviewed 19 September 2016 by Aileen who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
After my original ferry become to the weather conditions, I caught the next day crossing, and I cannot fault the staff or crew, vertical helpful and friendly service, thank you.
Reviewed 16 September 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Bike tour of Southern Ireland"
Very good service that ran on time, on the way back we received a text from Irish Ferries and a call From Direct Ferris to tell us that we needed to change from the high speed ferry due to bad weather conditions. Very simple process that worked well and would happily use this service again from Holyhead.
Reviewed 16 September 2016 by Paul who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Home and away, the trip, service and experience was comfortable and joyable.
Reviewed 15 September 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Everything went smoothly and we had a very pleasant experience
Reviewed 09 September 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Good but not on time"
Everything was OK except that the journey supose to be 2 hours but not 3 as happened. If I knew I would take cheaper ticket as for me timing was crucial.
Reviewed 09 September 2016 by Momchil who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Smooth Passage "
Great trips on Irish Ferries to Ireland and back. Excellent facilities on board.
Reviewed 05 September 2016 by Richard who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Always Book The Cheaper 4 Hour Ferry!"
I enjoyed my sail across in the Dublin Swift but upon return I was told that the Swift was unable to sail due to weather conditions. Being August the ferry charges are at their highest so I am disappointed that we never got the difference in booking costs not returned to us. So my advice is to not make your booking on the Dublin Swift but save yourself some money and book the ordinary ferry.
Reviewed 27 August 2016 by Paul who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
I took the car, a small child and a new baby on the ferry from Holyhead to Dublin and return. I arrived at the port, the queue moved quickly, I didnt have to wait long and before we knew it we were sitting comfortably watching Kung Fu Panda with a nice cup of coffee (me!), and offers of help from friendly and considerate staff at every turn. When I got to Irlenad my sister said she just didnt understand how I did managed the journey alone-the answer is simple-thanks to the efficency and fantastic staff of the ferry company! Thank you for a very enjoyable trip.
Reviewed 26 August 2016 by Mairead who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"A naval experience "
A faultless journey. Superb facilities
Reviewed 25 August 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"First trip by ferry for over25 years"
I have flown everywhere for years, first time in 30 years that I had gone by ferry. We decided to upgrade and go upstairs, It was an excellent, easy, relaxing way to travel, it has made me feel that popping over to see my relatives so easy, I hadn't seen some of my cousins for over 30 years, we kept in touch only on Facebook. We will be going back again for a long weekend, before the end of the year. To be able to be in my own car, so stress free was such a plus, no queuing for hire cars, no sitting in departure lounges..... and a huge plus, it was a calm see with sunshine.
Reviewed 24 August 2016 by Ann Marie who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
everything went great.
Reviewed 23 August 2016 by Traian who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Really good service.
Reviewed 21 August 2016 by Andrew who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Overall a pleasant experience
Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift