Stena Line has just announced a revised timetable on its Rosslare – Fishguard ferry service which will see customers enjoying a choice of three day time sailings and one extended overnight crossing from 22nd May.
Following the evaluation of extensive customer research and feedback, Stena Line reviewed the existing schedule and has decided to introduce three, more customer friendly 3 hour 15-minute day time crossings, making Rosslare – Fishguard the shortest and fastest crossing between Ireland and South Wales.
From Monday 22nd May, Stena Line will operate the following revised sailing schedule between Rosslare and Fishguard:
Departure Arrival Crossing Time
Rosslare Departure: 08:00 Arrival: 11:15 Crossing Time: 3hr15
Fishguard Departure: 13:10 Arrival: 16:25 Crossing Time: 3hr15
Rosslare Departure: 18:10 Arrival: 21:25 Crossing Time: 3hr15
Fishguard Departure: 23:45 Arrival: 04:00 Crossing Time: 4hr15*
Ian Davies, Stena Line’s Trade Director, Irish Sea South commented: “The new timetable will reduce the crossing times on some of our sailings by 15 mins and provide a greater choice of convenient sailing times and better arrival times. The recent investment in the Stena Europe ship has further enhanced our service offering for 2017, providing new opportunities which currently do not exist in the market for our travel and freight customers.”
Ian added: “We have conducted a lot of research and spoken with many of our freight and travel customers, listening to what they had to say about our current sailing timetable and ways in which we might improve the service in the future. We believe we have now addressed the points raised and our staff are constantly engaging with customers to ensure a smooth transition. In fact, we have already received positive feedback and believe that the vast majority of our customers will welcome these changes.”
Stena Line is the largest ferry operator on the Irish Sea, offering the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain including Rosslare to Fishguard, Dublin to Holyhead, Belfast to Liverpool, Heysham and Cairnryan with a total of 224 weekly sailing options. Stena Line also offers a direct service from Rosslare to Cherbourg with three return crossings a week.
*Overnight sailing time will increase by 15 minutes giving customers a little more time to rest particularly drivers before they disembark.
NOTE TO EDITOR: For further information please contact Fiona Brown of Duffy Rafferty Communications on Belfast (048) 9073 0880.