A few months ago I had a trip to Dublin on the high speed craft “Irish Ferries Swift”. I had watched Irish Ferries website in previous days and noted the fast craft sailings had been cancelled the previous day due to adverse weather conditions. However, the vessel was planned to operate today, so I set off to Holyhead to make a crossing……
The vessel was very lightly loaded and once away and full speed, she, or should that be he, began his rocking motion. Walking about was difficult, as was using the loo! Only two brave souls were on the outer deck…. Despite the speed of this high speed craft, it recovers very quickly and holds the sea well. Captain Connor and his crew certainly know how to handle this vessel.
The arrival procedure at Dublin port had changed. Foot passengers are now bussed to the terminal, due to the “Epsilon” being in the berth previously used by “Jonathan Swift“. A quick check in, and then back on a bus to the fast craft. The return crossing was rough, but sadly not quite as rough as the outward.
Irish Ferries Swift – back on time
The Jonathan Swift made good time and arrived back in Holyhead bang on schedule, despite some heavy seas.