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    • 4 Sailings Weekly 18 hr 30 min
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Dublin Cherbourg Ferry reviews

  • "Very good for wheelchair user"

    I am a wheelchair user and it was a first time to travel with a ferry. I stayed on a couch with other travelers. and I felt no problems. But the couch room is next to the children's corner. I did not mind, but for someone with high sensibility, the feeling may differ. I will travel the ferry again because it is cheap, confortable and enjoyable.

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

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  • "Nigjt at sea "

    Very good relaxed start to finnish

    'Epsilon' travelled on Epsilon

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  • "Fantastic trip"

    Really enjoyed our recent trip to France on board WB Yeats. A superb ship! Very comfortable and well equipped. Great range of food, drinks etc and comfortable cabins. Looking forward to our next trip!

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  • "Shock on arrival at Dublin port"

    My husband, daughter and myself turned up in good time to be told my daughter had not been added to our booking. The guy in the kiosk on arrival at the port was abrupt and insisted I had not paid for an additional passenger. Only when I offered to show him my bank account statement online did he agree to let us proceed. We were then ushered through quickly and queued with the other pet owners in order to get our dog on board. The ship is spotless. The cabin was perfect. The staff on board the ship are so well trained and provide an outstanding service. The food in the restaurant was excellent. My only complaint is that the lady whom I spoke to when I added my daughter was not listening as I believe she charged me for a return trip even though on booking I only requested a single journey. I hope you can look into this and pay me a refund.

    'Epsilon' travelled on Epsilon

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Dublin to Cherbourg Ferry

The Dublin Cherbourg ferry route connects Ireland with France. Currently there is just the 1 ferry company operating this ferry service, Irish Ferries. This ferry to France crossing operates up to 4 times each week with sailing durations from around 18 hours.

Dublin Cherbourg sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

Dublin Guide

The Irish city of Dublin is the capital of Ireland and lies in the province of Leinster on the east coast of Ireland, at the mouth of the River Liffey. Dating back to the Viking age, Dublin began to rapidly expand in the 17th century. Today, the city attracts millions of visitors every year to experience everything the city has to offer. One of Dublin's oldest monuments is the 13th century Dublin Castle which was founded after the Norman invasion. Trinity College, Dublin is also a popular visitor destination in order to see the Book of Kells which is an illustrated manuscript created by Irish monks in around 800 AD. One of the most photographed sights in Dublin is the Ha'penney Bridge which is an old iron footbridge that spans the River Liffey. This is considered to be one of Dublin's most iconic landmarks.

Dublin Port is the busiest passenger ferry port in Ireland, serving 1.5 million passengers per year to destinations in the UK and Europe. The port has three terminals and lies at the mouth of the River Liffey, which is under 3 km from the city centre.

Cherbourg Guide

The town and port of Cherbourg is located on the Cotentin Peninsular in the Manche department of Normandy in the north west of France. The town's port is perhaps best known as a cross channel port serving ferries travelling between the United Kingdom and France. One of the most popular attractions in the town is the Museum T. Henry which was founded in 1831 following a donation of more than 160 paintings by Henry, commissioner of the Royal Museums. Today, the museum has a collection of 300 paintings by French, Dutch and Italian artists stretching back from the present day to the Middle Ages. Contained in the collection are "The Ascent to Calvary" by Murrillo, "Christ Died" which is attributed to Filippino Lippi, and the "Conversion of St. Augustine" by Beato Angelico.

Also in the town and popular with visitors is the 12th century Abbey du Voeu which was dedicated to the Virgin. The church was consecrated in 1181, during the reign of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, who were present at the ceremony.

Ferry services from the port depart to Poole and Portsmouth in England and to Rosslare in Ireland.