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Oscar Wilde

Operated by Irish Ferries

The Oscar Wilde is one of the most luxurious ships to sail between Ireland and France and with bright airy cabins, stylish lounges, a wide choice of entertainment and dining options, brings great levels of comfort. From the moment you walk on board you'll appreciate the luxury and will be impressed with what the ship has to offer.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There’s a range of cabins on offer; all are air conditioned, en-suite and above the water line with a choice of inside and outside. The reserved seat lounges are also fully air conditioned with blankets and pillows available from the kiosk at no extra charge and luggage storage lockers are also available. Lounges are accessible by lifts and stairs.

Onboard Food and Drink

There’s no shortage of places to eat, drink and relax onboard the Oscar Wilde. Enjoy panoramic sea views while sipping your favorite drink at the Merrion Lounge or head to the spacious Gaiety Lounge bar at the rear of the ship for a relaxed and comfortable environment with live entertainment in peak season to suit all tastes - perfect for an after dinner drink. If you’re looking for somewhere for a quiet drink or even a pint, maybe with some live piano music then Oscars Piano Bar will be a welcome retreat.

For a wide and varied menu in a relaxed ambience, the Left Bank Brasserie offers great value, and the opportunity to dine at your leisure whatever your mood. For something different but delicious try the Steakhouse whic offers a real choice of excellent tex-mex and steakhouse dining in a very relaxed environment. Named after the seaside town of Berneval-Sur-Mer in Normandy, the Berneval waiter service restaurant brings great food, service and fine French wines together in ways that will invigorate the palate. Alternatively, head to Café Lafayette and choose from a wide range of sandwiches, rolls, baps and light refreshments.

Onboard Shopping

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.

Additional Onboard Facilities

Additional facilities include a choice of two cinemas, a hair and beauty salon and wifi (not free). During the summer season Cabaret is performed by a troupe of entertainers.

Travelling with Children

The Oscar Wilde is children friendly. The Happy Prince Play Area is provided so that the younger ones can be entertained with films, games or simply playing amongst themselves.

Accessibility

The ship is wheelchair friendly with specially designed cabins available.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Oscar Wilde 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.

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Onboard Oscar Wilde

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Oscar Wilde Reviews

4.2
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:4.1
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  • Punctuality:4.2
  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "Fantastic, smooth sailing"

    There is something for everyone on this ship. A great shop full of souvenirs, last minute purchases etc. movie theatres, food, bars. Very comfortable seats and helpful staff. Lifts worked well for my elderly mum. There is lots of space. The time went quickly.

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    Reviewed by Tina who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Trip to Manchester "

    First time travelling by ferry. We were very impressed by both ships, Ulysses and Oscar Wilde and the ease of boarding and disembarking. Both trips were smooth sailings. Good food choices on board. We needed to change our sailing to earlier and a phone call and extra fee sorted this easily. Thank you.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Good crossings "

    Calm crossing np queuing getting on or off the ferry. Plenty of space on the ferries. Good soft play but some much older children were in there playing rough and unsupervised which meant smaller children had to leave. Older children have lots of other things they can do so this wasn't any good for parents with young children. Great range of food on the Oscar Wilde. Generally happy with the service.

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    Reviewed by Aoife who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Experience travelling "Oscar Wilde Ferry-- Dublin Port to Holyhead 27th. Dec."

    Staff were particularly helpful and friendly at all points of contact--alongside and ashore ,on the car deck and also on the passenger deck. THERE WAS A LONG WAIT SITTING IN OUR VEHICLE ON THE CAR DECK(Over an HOUR) WAITING TO DISEMBARQUE.AN EXPLANATION AT THE TIME WOULD HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING! There was poor signing at Dublin Port to the ship --WE WERE LOST IN OUR CAR AND HAD TO STOP AND ASK FOR DIRECTIONS REQUIRING US TO COMPLETE AN unnessesary DETOUR IN ORDER TO LOCATE THE SHIP AND QUAI----directions on the ticket would have been extremely welcome!!!A fear of getting lost locating ship is an impotant factor contributing to traveller anxiety -- NOT to be underestimating!!! Al things being equal I would travel with the Line that made life easy and gave full directions!!!

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Ferry crossing from Dublin room Holyhead "

    The sea was choppy, but the ferry ride was very comfortable. It's an efficient service with friendly staff.

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    Reviewed by Christine who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Holyhead to Dublin and back again"

    Great service - the ferries (Epsilon outbound and Ulysses return) were clean and well equipped (especially Ulysses). This was my first journey on a car ferry and the whole process was simple, stress free and well organised.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Fantastic sailing both ways couldn’t be happier looking forward to my next trip"

    Looking forward to my next trip ☘️ ferries were great great crossing both ways

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    Reviewed by Carol who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Trip to Holyhead"

    Very impressed with the ferries we travelled on recently and look forward to travelling on them again in the future.

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    Reviewed by Robin who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Tresponse "

    Enjoyable experience on Ulysses Epsilon is more basic but the timings suit us

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Calm fuss free crossings"

    Very happy

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "my trip"

    had lovely trip tp ireland to see my family on irish ferries it was so lovely and relaxing the staff were so friendly and helpful would highly recommend to anyone to travel with them

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    Reviewed by Elizabeth who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Change of Times & Ship"

    We booked on the Irish Ferries to sail at 1130 on the Swift for a faster crossing from Holyhead to Dublin. However the times of the sailing were initially brought forward to 1100 and then the night before the departure cancelled altogether because of the 'weather'. This was on 03 October and we were given a choice of either travelling on the 0830 crossing or the 1410. It is over 5 hours drive for us so it was most inconvenient. We were on a tour of Northern Ireland and arriving late in Dublin and driving to Belfast would have caused us a lot of problems with our pre-booked accommodation if we had taken the 1410 ferry. The crossing was smooth, the sea was like a pond. Not sure what 'weather' caused the cancellation. The 0830 ferry was less than 50% full so we are assuming it was due to passenger numbers. We returned on 10 October ahead of Storm Callum, the crossing was a little rough in places and yet none of the ferries were cancelled. On this occasion the ferry was completely full. It should be noted that if the ferry is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions, there is no compensation payable!!! A great get-out clause for the company irrespective of all the disruption and/or additional cost to the passengers.

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    Reviewed by Irene who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Not the greatest experience."

    Rather disappointed by the late information on cancelling the Dublin Swift. As it was originally scheduled for an 11.00 a.m. sailing, it was necessary to book B&B in Holyhead. With the cancellation of the Dublin Swift our booking was transferred to the cruise ferry, sailing at 2.30 p.m. this rendered the rather poor B&B a waste of time and money (£135 + dining out - £45) as we could easily have travelled to Holyhead on the day of sailing. The actual crossing on the Ulysses was fine. The return crossing on the Epsilon was acceptable apart from the limited shopping facilities and lack of a children’s play area for our young grandson.

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    Reviewed by Graham who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "A restful and peaceful way to travel"

    The ferry crossing wasn't the calmest but the boat was fantastic and Redhill the staff were friendly and helpful, I had driven 8 hours from Bordeaux and just wanted can and voila I found it.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "All very good"

    Bed Mattresses bit worn & hard

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    Reviewed by Stephen B T who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Trip to Ireland"

    Great service. Having made the out trip by Stenna we had something to compare with and we were very impressed. We were even allowed to plug in our motor home to 220 volts for the trip

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    Reviewed by Malcolm who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Great experience"

    This was our first experience of this route and we thoroughly enjoyed the trip

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    Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Best crossing ever"

    Recently sailed from ireland to France on the oscer wild best ever crossing

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    Reviewed by Raymond who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Very fine experience"

    Everything was a lot better than what I expected. Thanks!

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    Reviewed by Francis who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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  • "Excellent family ship"

    Excellent ship all round except for the cleanliness of the toilets. My 7 year old went to the toilet only to have walked all over human faeces. I went in to the toilets and it was everywhere and i mean everywhere. One hour later i went back to check and it had not been cleaned despite me telling someone unboard. My daughter was very distressed and her shoes and socks were distroyed. I was very annoyed at this. We had to bin her footwear and shower her. I was on a Stena ship last week and there was a cleaner in tge toilets every 15 minutes as my wife and i were sitting opposite the entrance. If the cleanilness improved unboard Irish ferries they would get 5 out of 5 but we had a traumatic ecperience and would question whether to travel again

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    Reviewed by Deirdre who travelled with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde

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