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    • 1 Sailing Weekly 15 hr 30 min
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Cherbourg Rosslare Ferry reviews

  • "Trip to Ireland"

    Great deal.

    'Stena Horizon' travelled on Stena Horizon

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  • "Irish holidays"

    Having travelled by boat for 50 years between France and Ireland, I have been on different ship companies ; however we have used Stena Line ever since it started on Cherbourg-Rosslare . It has improved every year and can now cope with quite a big number of passengers . There seems to be less livestock but certainly more truckers. bikers and families. It is quite pleasant with plenty of space , televisions and bars. And now Wi-Fi ! And it is VERY punctual in general.

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  • "The perfect trip"

    Friendly and helpful staff, cabin clean, food excellent. No complaints.

    'Stena Horizon' travelled on Stena Horizon

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  • "Fabulous Fernando !"

    Kind, caring and most helpful in finding me and my daughter 2 spacious and comfortable seats to sleep 😴 upon for the night 👌😀

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Cherbourg to Rosslare Ferry

The Cherbourg Rosslare ferry route connects France with Ireland and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Stena Line service runs up to 1 times per week with a sailing duration of around 16 hours while the Brittany Ferries service runs up to 1 times per week with a duration from 15 hours 30 minutes.

So that’s a combined 2 sailings on offer per week on the Cherbourg Rosslare route between France and Ireland. Compare now and get the best fare at the time that you want to travel.

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.

Rosslare Guide

The town of Rosslare is located in County Wexford in Ireland and for over one hundred years it has been a popular resort with tourists. Rosslare Strand, to give the town its full name and is used to separate it from nearby Rosslare Harbour, is proud to be able to boast that it is one of Ireland's sunniest locations with records that shows the town receives on average 300 hours more sunshine each year than the rest of Ireland. The town's long sandy stretch of beach has been awarded Blue Flag status and therefore is popular with swimmers and families. there are also some good golf courses close to the town.

Facilities at the town's port includes a restaurant, a waterfront bar, a waiting area, children's play area, shops, car hire, baby changing, bureau de change and a Department of Agriculture office. Ferry services from Rosslare depart to Pembroke (4 hours), Fishguard (3 hours and 30 minutes), and to Cherbourg and Roscoff in France.