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Ulysses

Operated by Irish Ferries on the Dublin Holyhead route

Ulysses is the largest car ferry in the World and can carry 1342 cars and 2000 passengers. She is wonderfully equipped and onboard you will find a myriad of facilities including restaurants, cinemas, TV lounges, video and electronic games, children's play area, two large lounge bars, a shop and a club class lounge.

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.

Onboard Food and Drink

For passengers requiring a restaurant menu Boylan’s Brasserie serves a selection of hot food. A wide variety of dishes awaits – great value and super taste! There’s also a wide range of sandwiches, rolls, baps and light refreshments at Café Lafayette. If you fancy a traditional Irish Pub then try Leopold Blooms Bar. Sit down in a comfortable environment and relax with friends over a drink and your choice of snack from a wide selection.

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

For true luxury and comfort you can upgrade to the Club Class lounge which boasts magnificent sea views and a host of super benefits. Catch the latest movie releases in the 2 screen cinema (all the films change regularly). Cyclops Family Entertainment Center offers the latest video and electronic games. Take a refreshing stroll on the Sandycove Promenade deck or relax on reclining seats, watch television or read a book in the James Joyce Balcony Lounge.

Travelling with Children

The ship is child friendly and features a children’s play area.

Accessibility

The ship is wheelchair friendly with specially designed cabins available.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Ulysses 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 Ulysses

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Ulysses Reviews

4.5
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97% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:4.5
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  • Punctuality:4.6
  • Cleanliness:4.6
  • "All ok"

    All went ok and as planned, just watch when changing details, you don't get over charged. I did get a refund, after a while.

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    Reviewed by Royston John who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Directions"

    Only complaint is signs to Terminal 1 are not clear enough. Need reviewing. OK for regular users and lorry drivers sitting up high.

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    Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Trip to Ireland and back."

    Great service apart from the lack of locks in the gents loos. Also a slightly confusing menu board!

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Direct Ferries"

    Excellent crossing both ways, very punctual, good food and seating. Staff very helpful and friendly.

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Sail with Ulysses"

    It has been always lovely experience to travel with This Ferry!! Very friendly staff, clean beautiful interiors, quality drink food Yet I would have been nice to have some vegan options on board  Thank you soo much ! Safe journeys onwards!!

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    Reviewed by Michaela who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Pizza"

    Travelled out to Dublin on the 3.5 hour ferry. Ordered pizza which was very expensive, hard and tasteless. Would definitely take a pack-up next time (which we did for the return journey)

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    Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Great service!"

    Terrific way to travel. Comfortable, friendly staff

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Smooth Crossings"

    The ferry trips between Holyhead and Dublin were smooth and unproblematic. The ferry was comfortable with a range of facilities and embarkation and diembarkation was swift. The food on board was good and the information given on board was concise and timely.

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    Reviewed by Lawrence Andrew Whyte who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "I lovely change"

    Having sailed over to the UK via Stena line, I can't describe how much better an experience Irish Ferries was. Clean, professional and up to date. Seriously, fuuuuuuck Stena Line!

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    Reviewed by Shane who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Smooth sailing"

    Very efficient service. Check in, car boarding, catering to disembarkation all processed seamlessly.  

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    Reviewed by Heather who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "First time seafarer on the Atlantic Ocean"

    Very shortly.. it was may first experience with travelling on the Atlantic Ocean (well, between Holyhead and Dublin) and I enjoyed it very very much (the sea was very calm ;) ). I had a few questions at the time and the mebers of the crew answered in a way that also non native speakers could understand. Very kind!

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    Reviewed by Andreas who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Ulysses "

    Easy efficient check in, lovely ship, has lifts if you have difficulty on stairs

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Great journey "

    Smooth comfortable passage from Dublin to Holyhead. The restaurant and cinema were excellent. Highly recommend.

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    Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Well organised, smooth sailing all the way"

    Ferries on time, spotlessly clean, punctual. All staff were pleasant, only slight hiccup was that we’d booked electric car charging on the Dublin - Holyhead leg, only to be told they were all occupied.

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    Reviewed by Steven Marklew who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Alternative to flying"

    Both journeys were on time and crossings smooth. Some areas of the ships and the ports are now dated and need an upgrade, but comfortable enough for the 2-3hrs onboard. Didn't have food, only drinks. Would travel on them again (as husband does not like flying)

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    Reviewed by Susan who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Two great trips across the Irish Sea! "

    Holyhead to Dublin on the Ulysses was really smooth. Lovely clean ship and a very good sailing experience.  Dublin back to Holyhead on the Dublin Swift - again a very smooth crossing and it was very swift! 

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  • "An excellent experience "

    The best ferry I have ever been on.

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    Reviewed by Terry who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Swift and Ulysses"

    Travelled to Dublin and back from Holyhead with Irish Ferries. Both journeys were run efficiently, departing and arriving on time. The ships were clean and the staff helpful and friendly.

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    Reviewed by Vanessa who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Fantastic way to travel"

    We had the most fantastic time travelling on the ferry. It was completely stress free - no rushed check-in, no security check points, no passport hassles. Just simple, simple, simple. The ferry operations was superbly efficient and there were minimal queues. There was plenty of comfortable seating on the ferry and, apart from a small number of noisy passengers, the trip was super easy. Would highly recomment this way of travelling.

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    Reviewed by Marc who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Thank tou"

    I received a text the day before I was due to sail advising me to get to the port earlier because of the busy holiday period. When I was checking in I was advised that payment for the sailing had not been received. I followed the advice given and went to the office in the port. The person who directed me from the check-in booth and the person who dealt with the issue in the office were calm and reassuring. It was confirmed that so had paid and I was given an apology by both persons involved. There were 2 other families in front of me in the office. I am not aware of their concerns but they were engaged in a civil conversation with the person they were assigned to for assistance. They happened to be sat near me in the ship and did not make reference to their issues. I think that this was due to the way in which the personnel at the port communicate with the customers. The boarding and disembarkation of the ship was conducted very smoothly.  

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    Reviewed by Thomas who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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