Irish Ferries announced earlier today that they have cancelled all sailings to France this year operated by their new ferry W.B. YEATS. Meanwhile, despite Irish Ferries stating that they expect the new vessel to be in service in September, it appears they are no longer taking any bookings for her specifically.
The longest serving fast-craft on the Irish Sea, JONATHAN SWIFT, left Dublin for the last time earlier today renamed CECILIA PAYNE. She is replaced by the slightly larger Austal AutoExpress DUBLIN SWIFT (ex WESTPAC EXPRESS) which was recently converted from military use over a 3-month period at Harland & Wolff.
Royal Caribbean Cruise subsidiary Azamara Club Cruises’ AZAMARA PURSUIT arrived at Belfast’s Harland & Wolff shipyard earlier today, ahead of a ‘world-first’ refurbishment to be undertaken by Newry based MJM Group. Irish Ferries’ fast-craft DUBLIN SWIFT has now left dry-dock, with departure currently expected…
The conversion and refurbishment of Irish Ferries’ DUBLIN SWIFT continues at Harland & Wolff, with the Austal AutoExpress Catamaran currently scheduled to leave Belfast Dry Dock this coming Tuesday. However it is expected this will only be to return to the Ship Repair Quay were for work to continue.