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    Holyhead to Dublin ferry - any tips?

    Anyone who has done this have any preference over which line to use?

    Or how to get a good discount?

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    holyhead to dublin bejusus the fairies will fly you there for a fiver,to be sure..

    never any great discounts unless you get in before march 31. both leave from same dock, side by side. stenaline probably slightly better ship, but really none in it. sometimes they even use the one vehicle between them. both come in to same port too. couldnt really recommend one over the other and have used both a lot.
    i usually go stena though.

    by the way the online discount codes are checked normally before boarding so be careful with some of them. i have disabled badge so get a discount, so if thats relevant you need to ring for it.
    sometimes you can get a better price on telephone, if you have the internet prices to hand and ask for any discounts going, but its rare.
    if you go peak holiday time without kids definately worth using the lounge as it can be crazy imho.

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    by the way the online discount codes are checked normally before boarding … by the way the online discount codes are checked normally before boarding so be careful with some of them. i have disabled badge so get a discount, so if thats relevant you need to ring for it. sometimes you can get a better price on telephone, if you have the internet prices to hand and ask for any discounts going, but its rare. if you go peak holiday time without kids definately worth using the lounge as it can be crazy imho.



    make sure if you are using any of the tunnels, eg dublin port tunnel, which is hard to avoid, that you have lots of euro change, as they dont take sterling. they can be very dear, especially at peak times. up to 15euro if i remember right.

    Check this lot out.
    aferry.to/

    try claddagh travel. also tesco clubcard deals.

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    Check this lot out.http://www.aferry.to/



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    The options are ]Stena fast ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire (100 minutes), ]Stena conventional ferry to Dublin port (4 hours), ]Irish Ferries conventional ferry to Dublin port (4 hours) and ]Irish Ferries fast ferry to dublin port (2 hours). If you are heading south then the Stena fast ferry into Dun Laoghaire is best, if you are heading north then Dublin port.
    Stena and Irish Ferries have a constant price war so there are always deals available, check both companies websites as sometimes they have better deals than [url]www.aferry.to[/url]
    For a more leisurely crossing ]Norfolkline run from Birkenhead to Dublin port takes about 7 hours.
    Whilst the fast ferries will get you there quickly remember that they aren't nicknamed "vomit comets" for nothing and the route from Holyhead to Dublin can be quite rough! (and I speak from very personal experience having worked on this route for over 10 years!) The conventional ferries take longer but with modern stabilisers and ride control offer a much more comfortable journey, they also offer a higher standard of service onboard; fast ferries tend to be very limited in the service on offer.

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    The options are ]Stena fast ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire (100 … The options are ]Stena fast ferry from Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire (100 minutes), ]Stena conventional ferry to Dublin port (4 hours), ]Irish Ferries conventional ferry to Dublin port (4 hours) and ]Irish Ferries fast ferry to dublin port (2 hours). If you are heading south then the Stena fast ferry into Dun Laoghaire is best, if you are heading north then Dublin port.Stena and Irish Ferries have a constant price war so there are always deals available, check both companies websites as sometimes they have better deals than [url]www.aferry.to[/url]For a more leisurely crossing ]Norfolkline run from Birkenhead to Dublin port takes about 7 hours.Whilst the fast ferries will get you there quickly remember that they aren't nicknamed "vomit comets" for nothing and the route from Holyhead to Dublin can be quite rough! (and I speak from very personal experience having worked on this route for over 10 years!) The conventional ferries take longer but with modern stabilisers and ride control offer a much more comfortable journey, they also offer a higher standard of service onboard; fast ferries tend to be very limited in the service on offer.



    We're using norfolkline overnight as we usually do - you get an ensuite cabin with 4 beds & can sleep your way to Ireland. I much prefer this route (Liverpool - Dublin). You can also use POirish ferries on this route as well.

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    We're using norfolkline overnight as we usually do - you get an ensuite … We're using norfolkline overnight as we usually do - you get an ensuite cabin with 4 beds & can sleep your way to Ireland. I much prefer this route (Liverpool - Dublin). You can also use POirish ferries on this route as well.



    I didn't realise P&O took car passengers, thought it was freight drivers only. ]P&O Irish sea fares Another option then.

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    I didn't realise P&O took car passengers, thought it was freight drivers … I didn't realise P&O took car passengers, thought it was freight drivers only. ]P&O Irish sea fares Another option then.



    liverpool crossing is 10hrs in either daylight or overnight, prices include meals/cabin, but you do have to get up very early for breakfast, about 5am if i remember correctly, and the cabins and food are basic. the day crossing is very long, laptop or not, imho.

    stenaline is the best i found, fast ferry, for summer crossings unless its clear the weather is going to be stormy. in those cases anyhow they revert to the regular ferries for crossing. it is a ship after all so its going to be a little wavy regardless, and hardly a cruise type of experience, lol.

    there are other options via scotland or fleetwood for summertime crossings, but a lot of these are more basic ships, intended to be for freight users, filling up with travellers as they can.

    really depends on how much travelling you need to do after you land, as this would dictate the choices you could make, also if you have children too thats another thing.
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