SAIL FROM HOLYHEAD TO DUN LAOGHAIRE AND CRUISE ACROSS THE IRISH SEA! £5 with STENALINE
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SAIL FROM HOLYHEAD TO DUN LAOGHAIRE AND CRUISE ACROSS THE IRISH SEA! £5 with STENALINE

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Found 26th Jun 2014
TREAT YOURSELF TO A RELAXING NON-LANDING CRUISE ONBOARD THE STENA HSS FASTCRAFT SAILING FROM HOLYHEAD TO DUN LAOGHAIRE, FROM ONLY £5PP RETURN FOR TRAVEL BY FOOT.
Sail from Holyhead at 10:30hrs and arrive back at 15:50hrs. Available Sunday to Thursday until 9 September. Book 48 hours or more in advance. Whilst onboard you can enjoy free movies, free WiFi, fun for the kids and up to 50% off high street prices in the onboard shop plus great value meal deals.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
• Cruise is by foot and is the same price for adults (16+ years) and children (4 – 15 years).
Infants (0 – 3 years) go free.
• Available Sunday to Thursday from 9 April – 9 September 2014.
• Book 48 hours in advance of travel.
• Travel from Holyhead at 10.30 hours and return from Dun Laoghaire at 13.30 hours.
• This is a non-landing cruise. Passengers are not permitted to disembark the ferry in Dun Laoghaire.
• No refund if the booking is cancelled.
• Passengers are not permitted to bring luggage or own alcohol onboard.
• It is not valid in conjunction with any other offer, discount or promotion including Tesco Clubcard Boost tokens.
• £2 service fee applies to non-web bookings.
• No charge for payment by debit card; however, a £5 handling fee applies to payment by credit card.
• Subject to availability.
• The Stena Line Terms of Business together with these special conditions apply to all bookings and travel.

24 Comments

"This is the ideal opportunity for anyone who hasn't been to Ireland yet to visit on the cheap."
"Passengers are not permitted to disembark the ferry in Dun Laoghaire"

How is this a visit if you're not allowed off the boat?

What's the point of this???? oO

Was just about to ask the same question Robsprocket, nothing like spending 16 hours on the Irish Sea when it's rough, would rather put my stomach in a blender!

This is fab for anyone looking for a day out. Some people love sailing and the tranquility of it. Thank you for sharing.

Its kind of bizarre. Why would they want this?
You'd be like a captive audience! Oh...

I am glad you shared it though. Different strokes I guess
Edited by: "tanked" 26th Jun 2014

This is the ideal opportunity for anyone who hasn't been to Ireland yet … This is the ideal opportunity for anyone who hasn't been to Ireland yet to visit on the cheap



Does it actually count as a visit if you haven't even set foot in the country, can I now tell my friends I've visited over 100 countries simply because I've flown through their airspace

I guess it's a pretty good price for a one way fare though, although it would be even better if they did they same deal in the opposite direction as well
Edited by: "kiwikeen" 26th Jun 2014

kiwikeen

Does it actually count as a visit if you haven't even set foot in the … Does it actually count as a visit if you haven't even set foot in the country, can I now tell my friends I've visited over 100 countries simply because I've flown through their airspace :DI guess it's a pretty good price for a one way fare though, although it would be even better if they did they same deal in the opposite direction as well



the fare is £5.00 per person return not one way...love the way people pick faults in deals and they aint even read it right !!!
Edited by: "terry7866" 26th Jun 2014

I "visited" the Moon last night while out for a drive in my car. Never actually set foot on it, but i could see it through the windscreen.

terry7866

the fare is £5.00 per person return not one way...love the way people … the fare is £5.00 per person return not one way...love the way people pick faults in deals and they aint even read it right !!!



You're not much of a lateral thinker are you terry7866

Can you buy Duty Free?

kiwikeen

You're not much of a lateral thinker are you terry7866



is that in the t&c's of hukd then !!!!(_;)

So £5 to go in a circle and not be able to go anywhere at the place it stops in the middle. Plus being forced to pay Stenas prices on board the entire time with less of the facilities that a real 1 day cruise would offer. I think I'd rather go for one of those P&O deals that come up to Amsterdam or Calais etc

I can't see the appeal as the HSS is rather a small ship with limited facilities. Last time I was on it it's restaurant at the centre 3 or 4 of them and a small duty free at the back where you board.

Astec123

So £5 to go in a circle and not be able to go anywhere at the place it … So £5 to go in a circle and not be able to go anywhere at the place it stops in the middle. Plus being forced to pay Stenas prices on board the entire time with less of the facilities that a real 1 day cruise would offer. I think I'd rather go for one of those P&O deals that come up to Amsterdam or Calais etcI can't see the appeal as the HSS is rather a small ship with limited facilities. Last time I was on it it's restaurant at the centre 3 or 4 of them and a small duty free at the back where you board.



ok this deal does not appeal to you then lol But can you find it cheaper?

(_;)

Astec123

So £5 to go in a circle and not be able to go anywhere at the place it … So £5 to go in a circle and not be able to go anywhere at the place it stops in the middle. Plus being forced to pay Stenas prices on board the entire time with less of the facilities that a real 1 day cruise would offer. I think I'd rather go for one of those P&O deals that come up to Amsterdam or Calais etcI can't see the appeal as the HSS is rather a small ship with limited facilities. Last time I was on it it's restaurant at the centre 3 or 4 of them and a small duty free at the back where you board.

• This is a non-landing cruise. Passengers are not permitted to disembark … • This is a non-landing cruise. Passengers are not permitted to disembark the ferry in Dun Laoghaire .



Frankly it seems a non deal, which is my point. I can offer a trip to my work and back in my car tomorrow for petrol money and you'll get all the mints and foxes glacier fruits you can eat. Doesn't make that a deal either as I wouldn't force anyone to endure my company and taste in music. I've said this many times before just because a price for dog turds is cheapest doesn't make it worth going out and actually buying them. This deal is no better than an airline offering to fly you to Spain and back again without letting you get out the plane and just letting you use the facilities and pay them for their overpriced food and drink.

The problem with this deal is it's misleading wording on the Stena site and I suspect people are voting without reading the actual terms and they are just seeing it as a cheap 1 way ticket to get to Ireland for a trip and only have to sort a return journey but this is not the case.



If this was on one of their larger ships with a better range of facilities or If this was tied with a day trip to Ireland with a few hours chance to shop in Dublin then it would be a deal. However what you get is and this really is the complete list.

Barista Coffee - I'm sure there's a local coffee shop you can visit
Metropolitan Bar - Most people will have their own preference of a watering hole
Metropolitan Grill - Innumerable restaurants and take aways on land
Kids play area - Local parks probably cheaper or the many kids day out deals posted on here would be so much better than dealing with "when do we get home" questions
Duty Free - The seeming only actual reason why you'd use this deal and you'd need to make a big saving for the few hours of your time because

So as you can see, my problem isn't the price, that's excellent if you fancy sitting on a RORO ferry for half the day where your final destination for your trip is exactly where you started without taking in any actual other destination, all the time paying for food that you could have gotten better quality for the same money or less.

My issue is that if this was one of their conventional ferries it would be a stronger offering for something to do as a trip out as these have more facilities like a sailing picnic. However, it even reads like you will struggle to take your own snacks with you and will need to entertain yourself with their choice selection of movies and Wifi that likely for most will be slower than at home and let's face it this is 5 hours+ being locked in somewhere.

Astec123

Frankly it seems a non deal, which is my point. I can offer a trip to my … Frankly it seems a non deal, which is my point. I can offer a trip to my work and back in my car tomorrow for petrol money and you'll get all the mints and foxes glacier fruits you can eat. Doesn't make that a deal either as I wouldn't force anyone to endure my company and taste in music. I've said this many times before just because a price for dog turds is cheapest doesn't make it worth going out and actually buying them. This deal is no better than an airline offering to fly you to Spain and back again without letting you get out the plane and just letting you use the facilities and pay them for their overpriced food and drink.The problem with this deal is it's misleading wording on the Stena site and I suspect people are voting without reading the actual terms and they are just seeing it as a cheap 1 way ticket to get to Ireland for a trip and only have to sort a return journey but this is not the case.If this was on one of their larger ships with a better range of facilities or If this was tied with a day trip to Ireland with a few hours chance to shop in Dublin then it would be a deal. However what you get is and this really is the complete list. Barista Coffee - I'm sure there's a local coffee shop you can visitMetropolitan Bar - Most people will have their own preference of a watering holeMetropolitan Grill - Innumerable restaurants and take aways on landKids play area - Local parks probably cheaper or the many kids day out deals posted on here would be so much better than dealing with "when do we get home" questionsDuty Free - The seeming only actual reason why you'd use this deal and you'd need to make a big saving for the few hours of your time because So as you can see, my problem isn't the price, that's excellent if you fancy sitting on a RORO ferry for half the day where your final destination for your trip is exactly where you started without taking in any actual other destination, all the time paying for food that you could have gotten better quality for the same money or less. My issue is that if this was one of their conventional ferries it would be a stronger offering for something to do as a trip out as these have more facilities like a sailing picnic. However, it even reads like you will struggle to take your own snacks with you and will need to entertain yourself with their choice selection of movies and Wifi that likely for most will be slower than at home and let's face it this is 5 hours+ being locked in somewhere.



People are probably voting on this with the same view as you instead of the view that actually some people would quite like a few hours at sea without a care in the world. You wouldn't have to spend a penny on anything, take a bottle of water and spend a few hours watching the waves. Some people may see that as pleasure? Just like someone who likes going for a drive may like to spend the day traveling to work and back with you with a bag of sweets.

As someone said above, different strokes for different folks and all that

sounds great all that fresh sea air how relaxing
better than sitting on a motorway for hours breathing all the fumes

Original Poster

robsprocket

"This is the ideal opportunity for anyone who hasn't been to Ireland yet … "This is the ideal opportunity for anyone who hasn't been to Ireland yet to visit on the cheap.""Passengers are not permitted to disembark the ferry in Dun Laoghaire"How is this a visit if you're not allowed off the boat?



Admittedly I missed that bit of the Ts&Cs. I had been looking at the Ireland to Britain version and only posted the opposite since this is a UK site. Going the opposite way you must disembark at Holyhead.

stenaline.ie/fer…uro

Still, it's good for anyone wanting a booze cruise or OAPs to get them out of the house.

I get a "Similar deal" most weeks watching Plymouth Argyle games

I pay £21 to enter the ground,
watch crap football game
pay expensive beer prices and food prices
then leave the ground!

Brilliant deal for die hard footie fans, who don't like travelling on ferries!

jools2001

I get a "Similar deal" most weeks watching Plymouth Argyle gamesI pay £21 … I get a "Similar deal" most weeks watching Plymouth Argyle gamesI pay £21 to enter the ground,watch crap football gamepay expensive beer prices and food pricesthen leave the ground!Brilliant deal for die hard footie fans, who don't like travelling on ferries!



hahahaha - When i go the footy it costs a bomb as I have to buy two pies, one for each pocket to keep my hands warm

deasyb

Admittedly I missed that bit of the Ts&Cs. I had been looking at the … Admittedly I missed that bit of the Ts&Cs. I had been looking at the Ireland to Britain version and only posted the opposite since this is a UK site. Going the opposite way you must disembark at Holyhead. http://www.stenaline.ie/ferries-to-britain/day-trips/dublin-holyhead-5-euroStill, it's good for anyone wanting a booze cruise or OAPs to get them out of the house.



There's your deal OP, Holyhead to Dublin £9 return anytime in the next few months not the same day

Two tickets, One Day return from Holyhead £5, One day return from Dublin 5 euro. Walk off the ferry in Dublin, use your other ticket for the trip back, even Ryanair can't beat those prices (_;)


Edited by: "kiwikeen" 26th Jun 2014

jools2001

I get a "Similar deal" most weeks watching Plymouth Argyle gamesI pay £21 … I get a "Similar deal" most weeks watching Plymouth Argyle gamesI pay £21 to enter the ground,watch crap football gamepay expensive beer prices and food pricesthen leave the ground!Brilliant deal for die hard footie fans, who don't like travelling on ferries!



Think you have it bad? I am a Torquay supporter/season ticket holder!

Check the weather first, if its fine go for it. A cheap day on the sea, fresh air and if you go with a few friends a grand day out with the added bonus of casting your eyes longingly on Gods second home. (First home is Yorkshire obviously). voted hot.

Having used these "fast" ferries over the yeas they have at times been plagued with trouble and sometimes they pull the sailing if the sea does get rough - Say you ha arrived at Dublin - would you have to disembark and wait around until you got the return on the big ferry (which usually sail in all weather ?)

Oh - and you can't get "duty free" on the ferry to Dublin !
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