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Article from BTNews 28 JUNE 2021

Dover Calais new operator

Next Tuesday (29 June) sees the Dover – Calais crossing getting even more competitive with the arrival of Irish Ferries and its ferry Isles of Inishmore.

This will be the first UK – France operation by the Dublin-based operator established in 1973. Other routes include Dublin – Holyhead and Cherbourg, plus Rosslare – Pembroke Dock, South Wales.

Isles of Inishmore comes in at 34,000 tonnes and can carry 2,200 passengers and up to 856 vehicles.

Built for Irish Ferries in 1997 she has been recently extensively refurbished including O’Flaherty’s bar, Boylan’s Brasserie self-service restaurant and Café Lafayette.  Children can enjoy a dedicated and safe play areas, and there is free wi-fi.  An extensive range of duty-free shopping is available which can be pre-ordered in advance with an innovative ‘click & collect’ service.

Nora Costello, Consumer Marketing & Sales Director at Irish Ferries, said: “Our new route between Dover to Calais will bring even more choice for customers planning to travel to France later this year.

“Travelling with Irish Ferries means the holiday experience begins the moment we welcome you on board. We are proud to bring our ‘Sea Travel Differently’ customer-focused ethos to this popular and competitive route, and we know that our customers will relish travelling with us, and our own style of Irish-influenced hospitality. We can’t wait to welcome you onboard.”


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