The Fleet

Irish Ferries is Ireland's leading ferry company carrying passengers and freight between Ireland, Great Britain and Continental Europe. They are a division of Irish Continental Group.

Since 2000, Irish Ferries has invested over €500 million in new fleet and port facilities. They now have the most modern fleet in Europe including Ulysses the World's Largest Car Ferry and the Dublin Swift fast ferry.

Irish Ferries’ Ireland/France cruise ferry 'Oscar Wilde' entered service between Rosslare and Cherbourg on 30th November 2007. The ‘Oscar Wilde’ brings new standards of comfort and luxury to our long established Ireland-France service.

Considered to be one of the most luxurious vessels of its type, the ‘Oscar Wilde’ was purchased by Irish Ferries in February 2007 at a cost of EUR45 million. The vessel has greater car and freight capacity than the vessel it replaces, and more berths and wider choice of stylish cabin accommodation. Modifications which were carried out on the vessel for the Ireland/France routes brought the total investment to over EUR50 million.

Ulysses - Ulysses, World’s Largest Car Ferry

Once you arrive on Ulysses, you are onboard the largest car ferry in the world! The scale of this ship is truly impressive. There is so much to do from a walking tour of the ship to dining in style. For more information click here.

Built: 2001
Cars: 1,342
Trucks: 240
Passengers: 1,875

Isle of Inishmore

If you want to travel in style you won’t be disappointed with the Isle of Inishmore. It is one of Europe’s largest, well equipped, most modern car ferries. For more information click here

Built: 1997
Cars: 855
Trucks: 122
Passengers: 2,200

Jonathan Swift - Fast Ferry

The “Jonathan Swift” is our Fast Ferry on the Irish Sea route. Travelling at a speed of 39 knots your arrival time to Holyhead or Dublin is as quick as 1 hour 49 mins! Onboard there is plenty to keep you and the kids occupied. For more information click here

Built: 1999
Cars: 200
Trucks: 10
Passengers: 800

Oscar Wilde

The Oscar Wilde is the most luxurious ship to sail between Rosslare and France and with bright airy cabins, stylish lounges, a wide choice of entertainment and dining options, brings new levels of comfort to our overnight service. For more information click here

Built: 1987
Cars: 580
Trucks: 76
Passengers: 1,458

MV Kaitaki

The MV Kaitaki (formerly Isle of Innisfree; Pride of Cherbourg; Stena Challenger) currently operates on a sub-charter on the route between the North and South islands of New Zealand.

Built: 1995
Cars: 600
Trucks: 108
Passengers: 1,650


The Epsilon, the most recent addition to the fleet offers an Economy Class Service on both the Dublin to Holyhead and Dublin to Cherbourg routes. Offering free Wifi, a bar/lounge, restaurant and comfortable 2 and 4 berth cabins all with TV's.

Built: 2011
Passengers: 500


Irish Ferries and are trading names of Irish Ferries Limited, a private company limited by shares and registered in Ireland. Registration No.: 9344. Registered Address : Ferryport, Alexandra Road, Dublin 1, Ireland.