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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 Centre 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

4.4
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:4.4
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  • Punctuality:4.6
  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "16, snetterton close, Cudworth, barnsley, South Yorkshire s72 8 na"

    We were due to depart Dublin at 14:30 and had planned to leave our hotel at about noon. At 11:33 I was informed that due to bad weather conditions, our departure was delayed by 5 hours. So we hung around the hotel as long as was decent set off for Dublin port sometime later. We joined the queue and waited patiently to board. We finally set sail at 21:07 arriving home at 5:00 on Monday morning, some 6 and a half hours late. An update of further delay would have been appreciated. However, the crossing was quite peaceful and we enjoyed our stay in Eire immensely. 

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "DELAY"

    Fabulous 

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    Reviewed by William Reginald who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Comfortable, clean & nice "

    Comfortable, clean and well organised.

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    Reviewed by Nathan who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Great service"

    Had to use irish ferries to drive to London and back.club class was a relaxing experience.i would definitely use irish ferries again.10 out of 10.

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    Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Like clockwork "

    Easy and quick boarding and exit , all staff were friendly. Food was of good quality. Toilets clean.. only two comments really, play area couldn’t be used because of raucous unsupervised older children and the carpets need vacuuming as our toddler kept picking up crumbs from the floor. Besides that all food, roomy with lots of space.

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Return trip to UK over Xmas and NY"

    Ease of checking in and out at both ends was flawless except for the slight delay with a few cars at the front who obviously didn't have the correct paperwork to pass through but once at the gates it was easy. Loads of room to relax on board. The dog room was clean and secure.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "1st ever Ferry Crossing "

    Organised, pre notifications were excellent. Smooth roll on and roll off on Ferry and on Time! Staff helpful & friendly. Well informed of Covid paperwork requirements prior to the Trip. Would recommend Irish Ferries, and will be using them again.

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    Reviewed by Teresa who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Excellent"

    Kept us up to date on a regular basis with pandemic requirements and useful information .Excellent service.

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    Reviewed by Nick who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Good trip"

    Very smooth operation both to Dublin and back. Easy boarding, comfortable seating and generally good information. (The tannoy from the captain could not be heard but we mentioned it to the purser at the time)

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Life on the Ocean wave"

    Great experience on these ferries, extremely professional from the moment you arrive at the terminal, with staff guiding you every step of the way, so no need to worry if you are not familiar with ferry travel. If soon found a good place to rest whilst on the journey, and I had a beautiful meal from the restaurant, there was plenty to choose from the menu and I think it was a very reasonable priced. The trip was very smooth but I suppose it all depends on the weather at the time of sailing. I will definitely use this service again for my next visit to Ireland.

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Trip to Howth."

    Quick visit to Dublin for the Boss. We both went club class. Fantastic Fantastic Fantastic. Service. Comfort And food would highly recommend. Lovely trip. Thanks from Terry and Mick. ☘️☘️

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    Reviewed by Terence Sweeney who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Ireland - UK return trip"

    Very easy booking process. When 1 of the sailings was cancelled it was sorted and another sailing confirmed within 24 hours. Both sailings were exactly on time leaving and arriving.

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    Reviewed by Patrick who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Trip to Ireland"

    Really worried to be travelling due to Covid. The service was excellent from beginning to end. All staff and facilities reassuring and attentive to Covid sensibilities of passengers. Clean and well appointed. I didn't use restaurant facilities but could see these were of a high standard

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    Reviewed by Margaret who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Seamless passage"

    No complaints...

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    Reviewed by Hilary who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Ulysses"

    Lovely ship comfortable and good facility for sailors, was expecting to sail on the same ship on the return journey

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    Reviewed by Patrick L who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Ireland trip"

    Thank you for a punctual and well organised ferry crossing and return which helped make our trip to Ireland, memorable and enjoyable.

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    Reviewed by Anthony who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Smooth"

    Safe and comfortable

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    Reviewed by John who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Excellent"

    I travel at a time of the Covid 19 the company was excellent

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    Reviewed by Denis who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "Good sailing"

    Happy with booking . Boat was cold going over. But was warm coming back. No delays.

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    Reviewed by Bernard who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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  • "1 day return trip "

    Great, efficient service, exactly on time and good facilities.

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    Reviewed by Lewis who travelled with Irish Ferries on Ulysses

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