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Cherbourg Dublin Ferry reviews

  • "Ireland trip"

    Great trip with the WB Yeats. New ship. Organised well. Friendly staff. Good beds. One minor, club class is not only accessible for members. Access security is leak :-)

    'W.B. Yeats' travelled on W.B. Yeats

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  • "Holiday end"

    After being let down by Brittany ferries we opted to sail with Irish Ferries to Dublin. First time on this ferry and have to say we were delighted with everything, from the cabin which was airy and spacious with a great mirror for the ladies. We ate at boylans bistro and the food was the nicest we have had in any ferry. The breakfast was also tasty and worth the money.This ferry is new and very modern with lots of sitting areas , a lovely quiet area to read and lots of space . All staff members that we met were friendly, polite and helpful when required. An easy boarding system and just as well organised getting off. All in all a really good experience and we will definitely use this ferry again.

    'W.B. Yeats' travelled on W.B. Yeats

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  • "Highly recommended"

    As the old children's song has it: We’re going North, South, East, West, And up the Irish sea! A bottle o' rum to settle me tum, And that’s the life for me! Didn't even need the bottle o' rum. This is now my chosen way to get to Belfast from Switzerland. Once upon a time, I went via the Chunnel and then up the length of England to Cairnryan for the ferry to Belfast, driving on British motorways that are usually (a) crowded (b) under repair, or (c) both at the same time. This way is much, much better, and much of it is because of the excellence of the Irish Ferries service. The ships are grand, the food is good, the cabins are comfortable, you leave at a good time and your arrive at a good time, well rested and ready for the journey north. Yes, it's more expensive than the other way, but, in my estimation, much preferable and hassle-free.

    'W.B. Yeats' travelled on W.B. Yeats

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  • "Excellent trip!!!"

    This was a great crossing, Good ship and great staff!! Nice cabin rooms and great facilities!!

    'Epsilon' travelled on Epsilon

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Cherbourg Guide

The French city and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the north west of France. Invaded by the Vikings in the 9th century who were instrumental in developing Cherbourg into a port, the city has a long history. In Napoleonic times the harbour was fortified in order to prevent a British naval assault on it. Underwater obstructions were sunk at intervals across the harbour entrance which were eventually replaced with piles of masonry rubble. The works began in 1784 and were not concluded until 1850, long after Napoleon's defeat at the Battle of Waterloo.

There are many things to see and do in Cherbourg including the Cite de la Mer (the city of the sea) which is a museum dedicated to maritime history. The museum was opened in 2002 and is housed in the cruise terminal at Cherbourg port. Visitors to the city may also choose to take a leisurely stroll in the Jardin de la Roche Fauconniere which is a private botanical garden located in the Parc de la Fauconniere. Established in the 1870's the gardens contain roughly 3,400 specimens, many of which come from the Southern Hemisphere.


Dublin Guide

Dublin is the capital if Ireland and is located in the province of Leinster on the north east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. As Ireland's capital city it is a major tourist destination and attracts millions of visitors each year. Popular attractions in the city, whose history dates back to Viking times, is Dublin Castle which was founded in 1204, just after the Norman invasion. Other popular attractions includes the Mansion House, the Anna Livia Monument, the Molly Malone statue. Christ Church Cathedral, St Patrick's Cathedral, The Custom House and Saint Francis Xavier Church on Upper Gardiner Street.

Dublin's port is located on both banks of the River Liffey. On the north bank, the main port lies at the end of East Wall and North Wall, from Alexander Quay. The element of the port on the south side of the river is much smaller and lies at the beginning of the Pigeon House peninsula. Ferry services from the port depart to Holyhead in Wales, Liverpool; in England and Douglas on the Isle of Man.