Ferry from Swansea to Cork in Ireland

Ferry from Swansea to Cork in Ireland

fastnet lineThis route has now closed.

The Cork to Swansea ferry lost it’s fight for survival on 2nd Febuary 2012 and will no longer be taking bookings.

The West Cork Tourism Co-Operative Society Limited, owners of the Swansea-to-Cork service (Fastnet Line), announced the end of the service. The Cork to Swansea ferry service has been unable to raise adequate funds and the examinership has failed. It is now placed in receivership and/or liquidation later today with the direct loss of 78 jobs and expected losses of €30 million in direct tourist spending in the Munster region and over €20 million in the South Wales region.

The Swansea Cork Cruise Ferry provided the only direct passenger and freight link between the South West Region of Ireland and the South Wales Region in the UK and in doing so is a key generator of business, direct tourism and tourism related revenues for both regions. It will now enter receivership.

The sailing from Swansea to Cork is operated by Fastnet Line connecting Southern Ireland with the South of Wales in the UK. The ferry operates all year round with four weekly services in each direction in the peak months of July and August and three weekly services in each direction from September to June.

With the exception of one weekly sailing in the peak summer months all of the Cork-Swansea crossings are overnight sailings. You can book into one of their 300 cabins or reserve one of their comfy Pullman seats.

  • Car and 2 passengers return trip from£224
  • Get the cheapest deals when you book in advance

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The Swansea to Cork ferry service is available for foot passengers, cars, caravans and freight traffic. This route had been closed until it’s re-launch in March 2010. This ferry can cut out almost 400 miles (600km) of driving on a round-trip from Cork to London and the overnight crossings mean you arrive refreshed and ready to commence your onward journey when you arrive in Cork or Swansea.

When you sail with Fastent Line on your way to Swansea or Cork, you will travel on the large cruise ferry The Julia, with capacity for over 1500 people and 300 cars. On-board you will find a selection of bars & restaurants that offer a fantastic selection of fine food & drink as you cruise across the Irish Sea in style.

Swansea to Cork FerryThere is a choice of restaurant, you can choose to be served on the delicious 2 course or 3 course Menu. Children can dine from the tasty Captain’s Dinner Menu or alternatively their is a self service restaurant that offers many tempting dishes to suit all tastes and ages. If you looking for just a quick snack then there is also the option of the Grab & Go Cafe, which is perfect for a quick coffee and snack, ideal for early mornings.

As well as 300 cabinets and the Pullman seating area, there is also a cinema, kid’s area, casino, shop, tourist information, pet kennels and a WI-FI Internet connection on board.

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