Super fast ferry to start on Dublin-Holyhead route next week

Ferry operator, Stena is hoping its X-factor will help it sail to victory between Ireland and Britain. Hot on the heels of the company’s announcement that it was axing its ferry services to nearby Dun Laoghaire on the Irish east coast, the sea line has  introduced its Stena Superfast X ferry between Holyhead and Dublin Port.

A Stena ship which will be replaced on the Dublin Port-Holyhead line with the Stena Superfast X

A Stena ship which will be replaced on the Dublin Port-Holyhead line with the Stena Superfast X Image by Andrew Wilkinson / CC BY 2.0

Stena’s Superfast X ferry, due to make its debut sailing from Holyhead to Dublin Port next week, has already left its Polish shipyard, the Irish Independent reports.

It will be a flaghship for the line on a similar scale to the Superfast VII and VIII ships which have been on the Belfast to Cairnryan route for four years.

The Superfast X has 10 decks and can accommodate 1,200 passengers while there is also 2km of lane space for freight and vehicle traffic.

The journey between Dublin and Holyhead will take 3 hours and 15 minutes and will operate twice daily.

Fares are now available from €89 for a single car and driver.

Superfast X will operate alongside the Stena Adventurer, meaning that Stena will provide up to 28 return sailings per week year-round between the ports.

Irish Ferries have two boats – Ulysses (3 hours 15 minutes) and Jonathan Swift (1 hour 49 minutes) which also operate daily sailings between Dublin and Holyhead.

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