Irish Ferries launches Dover to Calais service

New route: Irish ferries launches up to 10 Dover to Calais crossings a day

Irish ferries has launched its Dover to Calais service, hopefully just in time for the re-opening of travel for holidaymakers between the UK and France.

The industry is hoping that France may be moved from amber to green this month in the UK’s traffic light system, enabling Brits to return home without quarantining. Or, at the very least, if you have been double vaccinated, you will just need a negative Covid test.

The Isle of Inishmore is sailing up to 10 daily crossings with fares for a car and up to nine passengers costing from £69.

Irish Ferries’ boss Andrew Sheen said: “Our newly-launched route brings even more choice for freight customers who can now experience our outstanding service while travelling between the UK and France. We’re delighted to bring a little bit of Ireland to this route, and after months of travel limitations, we know that people are very eager to see family and friends, re-ignite business relations, and escape their everyday and take a much-needed holiday. We are in the business of connectivity and want to enable those special memories to be created once travel is permitted again.”

The ship has had extensive refurbishments for the new 90-minute service – including an upgraded Club Class Lounge, with spectacular 360-degree sea views. There’s free WiFi, Boylan’s Brasserie or Café Lafayette for food and a kids’ soft play area.

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