Irish Ferry Ulysses, Holyhead Dublin Ferry

The Irish ferry Ulysses is truly a cruise ferry in every sense of the word.

And named after James Joyce's literary masterpiece on a day in the life of Dublin, it certainly has a reputation to live up to.

The first time I stepped aboard this Irish Ferries cruise ferry, the largest in Europe, at Dublin port, it felt like walking through the foyer of a quality hotel.





Irish Ferries now offer cheap fares if you book in advance, and if you can book your ferry crossing more than 28 days before you intend to travel, then you will get the cheapest prices.

Irish Ferries Timetable

Holyhead to Dublin Daily
Cruise Ferry dep 0240 arr 0555
Dublin Swift dep 1200 arr 1349
Cruise Ferry dep 1410 arr 1725
Dublin Swift dep 1715 arr 1904

Dublin to Holyhead Daily
Cruise Ferry dep 0805 arr 1130
Dublin Swift dep 0845 arr 1045
Dublin Swift dep 1430 arr 1630
Cruise Ferry dep 2055 arr 0020


If you need a hire car for your onward journey,

have an office at Holyhead Port where you can pick up a vehicle of your choice.

It really didn't feel as if one was on a ship at sea. And in most ways we would say that was a good thing, given that many of us can sometimes be afraid of various forms of transport.

When leaving the centre of Dublin and heading back for the ship to Holyhead, you have two choices: either a special bus leaving the coach station or you can catch a taxi nearby.

As you pass through the Dublin Port terminal on your way back from the city to the Irish ferry you get a feel for how busy the port is, with traffic from all corners of the world bringing their goods here.


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Ulysses offers plenty of space to stretch out and relax in its various lounges and bars on the main deck.

There is a cinema and restaurant on board as well as a big shop with a wide range of souvenirs and goods.

The ship also has a number of cabins, so that if you really think you will need to have a comfortable sleep for a few hours, there is an option for you

Do remember, though, that this is a three hour and 15 minutes crossing and you can use the cabin about an hour before sailing.

Ulysses is a great, comfy way to get from Holyhead to Dublin whether you are travelling by car or as a foot passenger.

Remember, if you are arriving in Holyhead from Dublin you may need to hire a car. Don't worry, as you should have plenty of choice in securing your Holyhead car rental here.



And if you use the the ship as a motorist regularly, Irish Ferries have introduced a Frequent Traveller Scheme, which you can join.

Basically, when you take three or more motor car return trips a year with this Irish ferry service, you'll get 20% off future travel.

That applies both to the Holyhead Dublin ferry service as well as the Fishguard Rosslare crossing.

So, if you are planning on visiting Ireland or you live in Ireland and want to visit Anglesey and other parts of the UK, then you should find a crossing with the above Holyhead Dublin Ferry a comfortable experience.



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