Irish Ferries add second vessel to Dover - Calais route

Irish Ferries is to add ro-pax cruise ferry Isle of Innisfree to its route between Dover, UK, and Calais, France, in the first week of December 2021. 

Isle of Innisfree was built in 1992 by the Boelwerf shipyard in Belgium. She has capacity for up to 1,140 passengers and 83 freight vehicles or 600 cars. The ship offers facilities such as a self-service restaurant, café, Club Class lounge, a duty-free shop, a children’s play area and outdoor decks.  

Andrew Sheen, Irish Ferries Managing Director, said: “We are delighted be able to add a second ship to our Dover / Calais route, with the ship doubling our frequency with a departure every 2 ½ hours rather than the current 5 hours between sailings. The Ship underlines our commitment to this route and facilitates trade for both exporters and importers as well as ensuring capacity for essential passenger movements and greater choice for tourism”.