Update 20.12.18 @ 08:00: W.B YEATS has left Holyhead and is well on her way to Dublin. She berthed at both Irish Ferries’ T3 and Stena Line’s T5 last night before leaving in the early hours for an extended journey to Dublin at around 6-7 knots.
Update 19.12.18 @ 09:10: W.B YEATS will call at Rosslare today on her way to Dublin. She is also expected to call at Holyhead before her maiden arrival in the Irish capital. Yesterday Irish Ferries announced that it is ‘unlikely’ that they will offer any sailings between Rosslare and France in 2019. This follows rumours that there is an agreement in place to sell the Rosslare to France ship OSCAR WILDE once W.B. YEATS is in service. OSCAR WILDE also appears to have been removed from the Irish Ferries website yesterday as well.
Irish Ferries new 54,975gt ferry W.B. YEATS arrived in her French port of Cherbourg for the first time this morning. The new ferry, which was built for the Dublin to Cherbourg route, has stopped off in France for berthing trials on her delivery voyage to Dublin. At present W.B. YEATS is expected at at Dublin Port’s berth 49 at around 08:30 this coming Thursday according to the Dublin Port online booking system. As reported on NIFS, the brand-new vessel left her builders yard on Saturday. After taking on bunkers from a barge at sea, she headed north to round the Jutland peninsula before heading for the Dover Strait on her way to Cherbourg.