Irish Ferries’ Isle of Innisfree has begun her Pembroke to Rosslare sailings.

The ferry comes to Pembrokeshire and the Irish Sea in place of the 2,080-passenger James Joyce (formerly the Oscar Wilde) which will now ply between Holyhead to Dublin.

Irish Ferries’ James Joyce on the Milford Haven Waterway and being retired from this sailing.
(Malcolm Richards Photography)

Built in Belgium in 1992, the Isle of Innisfree, which accommodates 1,140 passengers, 83 freight vehicles and up to 600 cars (depending on the number of freight vehicles) was previously on the Dover to Calais route, so now she can enjoy a longer stretch of open sea!

The ferry is named after the poem by WB Yeats and comes equipped with a restaurant (Boylan's Brasserie), the Café Lafayette, Club Class lounge, duty-free shop selling fragrances, gifts and fashion, and an Adventure Island children’s play area.

There is also an exclusive restaurant and lounge for freight drivers, and a choice of ‘cosy’ cabins.