The Swift is Irish Ferries fast ferry. Onboard there is plenty to keep you occupied during the short journey across the Irish Sea including shops, bars, restaurants, a gaming area and a number of lounges.
There are no cabins available on this ship however the is a comfortable reserved seating area for those who add the Club class lounge to their booking.
The Swift features 2 bars, a brasserie and a cafe. Temple Bar offers a choice of delicious hot and cold snacks from hot dogs and paninies to ice-cream and drinks and of course a full bar service while the Trinity Bar has a great choice of hot and cold snacks. For passengers requiring a restaurant menu Boylan’s Brasserie serves a selection of hot food or alternatively choose from a wide range of sandwiches, rolls, baps and light refreshments at Café Lafayette.
The shop offers passengers the chance to buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. You can pick up some great deals in fragrances, fashion and electrical goods.
You can relax & enjoy TV in the comfort of the cinema style TV Lounge but for true luxury and comfort upgrade to the Club Class lounge which boasts magnificent sea views and a host of super benefits, such as exclusive lounge bar, reserved seating and 10% off on selected best products in the onboard shop.
The ship is child friendly but does not have a dedicated childrens play area.
This ship is wheelchair friendly however the Club Class Lounge is not accessible to wheelchair users as access is only available by stairs.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Dublin Swift guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
97% of our customers recommended this ship
"Liverpool to Dublin overnight "
This is the 2nd year we have taken the overnight ferry as it works well with our travel plans. Great value, good food, comfortable beds and has always departed and arrived on time. A great way to start our holiday - arrive in Dublin early, refreshed and ready for a great day
Reviewed by Jeanette who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Trip to Ireland "
We sailed out on the swift ferry and myself and my 3 kids loved this experience on a very smart and clean ferry. Unfortunately on the return trip the swift was cancelled and we had to make alternative arrangements and managed to sail on the 8.05 pn the Ulysses. This trip was still a good one but not as good as the swift. The way in which we were contacted to inform us of the cancellation was very good and early which allowed us to change our plans, getting up at 2.30, which was nice. The one issue was the length of time it took to exit the ferry port at Holyhead and get to the main road, 1 hour in total. Overall though still a very good experience.
Reviewed by Peter who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
" even the best laid plans can come unstuck"
Being tourist we booked seats well in advance and paid E124. 00 to acquire reserved seats only to end 24 hours out our cruise was cancelled and we were offered the choice of two alternate tours in place of the original but it was a free for all. (TOLD WE WOULD RECEIVE A REFUND FOR THE DIFFERENCE.) then let's hope Irish Ferries are more reliable than British Airways. We have since learnt that you can get pay E43. 00 for solid rail... So travellers beware ask questions and get the best prices. Ths staff and the amenities plus choice of food was very good...
Reviewed by Elizabeth who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Very comfortable clean ship"
We had a lovely crossing, very friendly staff on both sides and on board.
Reviewed by Mark who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Excellent trip on the Swift (Holyhead to Dublin) less impressed by the Ulysses (Dublin to Holyhead)"
We enjoyed the experience of travelling to Dublin on the Swift; boarding was efficient and quick, and the Club Class lounge was comfortable and peaceful. Boarding for the return journey seemed rather shambolic and slow. We were almost last on and struggled to find the Club Class lounge owing to lack of signage (we had ended up on the other side of the ship from the lounge area). Ulysses seating and layout not as comfortable as Swift and one coffee machine out of order leading to long queues. Food and drink on both journeys generally very good and staff efficient, although not particularly engaging.
Reviewed by Nicholas who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"A comfortable and quick crossing"
Plenty of seats on the boat and took the 2 hours and 15 minute crossing from Holyhead to Dublin return. Departed and arrived on schedule. Not cheap at £350 but convenient. Staff cleared tables regularly. Only sampled coffee. Plenty of meal choice but rather expensive, e.g. £12 fish & chips.
Reviewed by Tom who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"First time travelling with Irish Ferries but definitely not the last."
Very smooth relaxed crossing on the Dublin Swift with friendly efficient staff. Club access is super with a choice of delicious hot or cold food and beverages.
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Pleasant and simple ferry trip over to Dublin"
I took the Stena Line Adventurer to Dublin from Holyhead as a foot passenger, with the journey taking around 3 and a quarter hours and generally being on time. The facilities were plentiful across two decks and generally good, with a variety of food which was decently priced and a serviceable bar. There was more than enough seating and space on board. Apart from the foot passengers having to wait a little bit long to depart after we reached Dublin this was a smooth and pleasant journey.
Reviewed by Charlie who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Dublin Swift "
Fast efficient and friendly and no problems
Reviewed by Patrick who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Week long trip to Ireland"
The whole experience was great. From the initial car check in and boarding, really quick and professional. Once on board there is loads of comfortable seating, staff available to help with clearing tables etc. Food/Drink available no long queues. We took the quick crossing only 2 hours 15 minutes. Brilliant!
Reviewed by Patrick who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Easy online booking system, easy boarding process, punctual sailing and easy disembarkation. We can do this again ....
Reviewed by Kevin who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Efficient and pleasant staff good facilities
Reviewed by Ann who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Super Sailing ⛵️ "
Had a fantastic experience on both sailings. Hadn’t travelled by ferry in quiet a long time - facilities and comfort were way beyond what I expected - so easy to sit back and relax in great comfort throughout the trip. All staff were very helpful and pleasant.
Reviewed by Shane who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Traveling with four children so booked the Club Class option. This was worth every penny, comfortable seating, priority boarding, great selection of nibbles and very friendly staff.
Reviewed by Mickeyspud who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Long live GPS"
Direct Ferries site was quick and easy to use and gave us the option of using different company on each leg of the trip the only problem we had was the road tunnel to Dublin port being closed at One am but the GPS fixed that so good trip and good service all round ,
Reviewed by Andrew who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Simple straight forward to book, easy to get on and off. Fantastic food and keenly priced. Lovely friendly and competent staff. Only wish that there was an area where dogs can be with their owners.
Reviewed by Janice who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Satisfying trip. "
Booking was easy, we arrived at the terminal about one before departure. We were down the back and only had to climb one flight of stairs to a roomy lounge with ample seating, bar and cafe. Fabulous trip and will defiantly travel with Irish ferries again.
Reviewed by Russell Dixon who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Good all round experience"
Another pleasant trip. The Swift was on time with easy boarding. Plenty of seating in comfortable surroundings. A good variety of food available served by efficient courteous staff. Thank you.
Reviewed by Lorraine who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"No fuss, comfortable ships"
No fuss boarding at Holyhead and Dublin. Ulysses was comfortable on way out, Swift was extra comfortable on return. Dublin Port not easy to get to , not well signed and Dublin very busy. Would have helped if Terminal number was on ticket.
Reviewed by Mary who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
We were pleased with everything about this trip to and from Dublin. From the pleasant staff at every stage to the to the punctuality of each sailing. There were more facilities on board than we expected which was pleasing.
Reviewed by Rodney who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift