"feedback of our experience on the Oscar Wilde"
Reviewed 05 August 2014 by Kevin
We had a return trip Rosslare-Cherbourg on the Oscar Wilde. This was our first familiy trip by ferry and did not know what to expect. I have to say we were plesantly suprised. The salings were very calm on both trips, cabins were v clean and comfortable. The food in the main resturant was good and staff were very pleasant. We also went to the cinema on our return journey which was also very enjoyable especially for the kids. We had initially thought the kids may have got bored on ferry journey but there was plenty to keep them entertained All in all a great experience.
'Kevin' travelled Rosslare Cherbourg with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde
"back to Italia"
Reviewed 23 June 2014 by Piergiorgio
A great journey with a calm sea and only a bit of fog. The ship is welcoming, the staff is nice and available, the cabin is clean and quiet, the motorbike didn't have a scratch. It was a beautiful experience.
'Piergiorgio' travelled Rosslare Cherbourg with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde
"Pleasant hassle free journey"
Reviewed 23 June 2014 by Martin
Arrived in Rosslare to find that it was so easy to get booked on and boarded. I was travelling on a motorcycle but only complained was that they had all motorcycles crammed in together so meant tying the bike steady was not easy. The dock staff just wanted to get you in and out of way. The rest of the journey was fantastic,the food ,the bar and cabin all clean. I would take this trip again but would like more space if on the bike.
'Martin' travelled Rosslare Cherbourg with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde
"back from Ireland"
Reviewed 17 June 2014 by Lucie
It's a very pleasant boat despite the very strong tremors. The cabins were clean and well equiped. We would have liked, as it's customary on flights, to have a meal included in the price (it's overpriced on board).
'Lucie' travelled Rosslare Cherbourg with Irish Ferries on Oscar Wilde
|Cork - Roscoff with Brittany Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 14 hour crossing|
|Dublin - Cherbourg with Irish Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 18 hour 29 minute crossing|
|Rosslare - Roscoff with Irish Ferries - 1 Sailing Weekly / 17 hour 30 minute crossing|
Rosslare (Ros Láir in Irish, meaning "the middle peninsula"), is a village in County Wexford. Rosslare has been a tourist resort for at least 100 years. It prides itself on being the sunniest spot in Ireland, and records bear this out: Rosslare receives 300 hours more sunshine each year than the average place in Ireland. The long sandy strand is a Blue Flag Beach so it attracts swimmers and families, while there are a number of good golf courses in the vicinity. A long sandspit stretching north from Rosslare separates Wexford Harbour from the Irish Sea. Until the early 1920s, this spit stretched for many miles north, almost touching the Raven Point and giving a very narrow mouth to Wexford Harbour. At the end of the spit was a small fort called Rosslare Fort. In the winter of 1924-25 a storm breached the spit and it was gradually washed away. The fort was abandoned and now all that is left is an island at low tide.
Cherbourg is a town in Normandy, north-west France, situated at the north of the Cotentin Peninsula. The Cotentin was the first territory conquered by the Vikings. For these sea people, it was logical that Cherbourg should become a port. The city evolved in relation to the Anglo-French conflicts before becoming a Channel stronghold and, in 1944, the world's most important harbour. The Anglo-Norman state created in 1066 after William's victory at Hastings was a decisive factor in the development of Cherbourg with its exceptional geographic position in the heart of this state. In 1145, William the Conqueror's granddaughter, Matilda, acquired land in the parish of Equeurdreville (La Croûte du Homet) on the approximate site of the modern Cherbourg Arsenal. She ordered the construction of an abbey dedicated to the Holy Virgin, whose cult was in full expansion at the time, the Abbaye du Voeu, of which important remains still stand.