The Swift is Irish ferries fast ferry. Onboard there is plenty to keep you occupied during the short journey across the Irish Sea including shops, bars, restaurants, a gaming area and a number of lounges.
There are no cabins available on this ship however the is a comfortable reserved seating area for those who add the Club class lounge to their booking.
The Swift features 2 bars, a brasserie and a cafe. Temple Bar offers a choice of delicious hot and cold snacks from hot dogs and paninies to ice-cream and drinks and of course a full bar service while the Trinity Bar has a great choice of hot and cold snacks. For passengers requiring a restaurant menu Boylan’s Brasserie serves a selection of hot food or alternatively choose from a wide range of sandwiches, rolls, baps and light refreshments at Café Lafayette.
The shop offers passengers the chance to buy gifts and souvenirs for friends and family. You can pick up some great deals in fragrances, fashion and electrical goods.
You can relax & enjoy TV in the comfort of the cinema style TV Lounge but for true luxury and comfort upgrade to the Club Class lounge which boasts magnificent sea views and a host of super benefits, such as exclusive lounge bar, reserved seating and 10% off on selected best products in the onboard shop.
The ship is child friendly but does not have a dedicated childrens play area.
This ship is wheelchair friendly however the Club Class Lounge is not accessible to wheelchair users as access is only available by stairs.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Dublin Swift guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
97% of our customers recommended this ship
"trip to holyhead"
Excelllent trip with absolutely no hassle. Will use again and highly recommend.
Reviewed 22 September 2015 by Kathleen who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"2015 Donegal Motorcycle Tour"
The sailings on the Swift from Holyhead to Dublin were a pleasure being quick and efficient coupled with comfortable seating and good refreshments. This made a great start and ending to the adventure.
Reviewed 17 September 2015 by Vince who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
At Dublin Port signs for the the ferry were well marked making straightforward to get to the gate. There I was greeted by friendly staff and speedy processing. From putting the car on the ship, to passing the time with a movie and shopping on board, to leaving at Holyhead, all staff I encountered were very courteous and professional. Although seas were rather rough that day it was a very pleasant crossing.
Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Mike who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
The staff were efficient and friendly and the ship comfortable
Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Paul who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Yes, you can fly from Dublin to London. You can arrive at the airport 1-2 hours before flight time and hope that your flight has not been delayed. Once aboard you can jam your stuff into an overhead bin and squeeze your body into a cramped seat with no leg room. Or you can hop the Dublin Swift. Arrive at the port 30 minutes before departure. Walk onto the boat. Find a seat. Make yourself at home. The seating is comfortable and spacious. And there is room to walk, in the aisles, up to the bar, out onto the deck. If you book first class seating, the continental breakfast offerings are yours for the taking. The Swift left on time. It took two hours to sail from Dublin to Wales. We arrived in Holyhead on time, docked and quickly disembarked- within easy walking distance of the train station. The online site was easy to navigate- no pun intended. Booking was easy. And the crossing was smooth and relaxing. All in all, a very enjoyable way to travel in this frenetic age.
Reviewed 05 September 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Smooth crossing "
We enjoyed the crossing on a fine morning. We found the service excellent and everything ran smoothly . We will be back !
Reviewed 02 September 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Generally happy with the services and overall experience
Reviewed 30 August 2015 by Anita who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
I found the crossing to Dublin from Holyhead and the return trip to be very fast and efficient. I was travelling with my wife by motorbike. From arriving at check-in,loading the bike and strapping it down,to leaving the port on our return,i found the staff and crew friendly and helpful.On both legs of the journey the ships where clean and sailed on time. I will definitely use Irish ferries again.Thanks.
Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Jonathan who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
I travelled with my disabled father and was really impressed with the level of help we were offered. The staff in all areas from check-in to boarding made sure our journey was easy and trouble free. They even saved us some seats on Swift as they knew we would be last up to the deck (they boarded us last to ensure we were next to the lift). An excellent trip, thank you.
Reviewed 23 August 2015 by Ruth who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Ireland Bike Trip"
We were two mates travelling around Ireland on motorbikes for a week starting in Dublin. The ferry journey started the trip well. We got a friendly reception on check in, had a chat with the guy managing the queue who was helpful too. Boarding was efficient as was disembarking. The ship was clean, comfortable and more importantly fast and on time. Snack bar was well run and reasonably priced. Overall a good experience.
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by David who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
It lives up to its name, the whole process from arrival at the port to arrival at the red donation was a slick, swift operation. Once on board there was room enough for everyone and although the food options were limited there was something for everyone. The journey time was as scheduled and being less than 2 hours gave us plenty of time to get to our onward destination in good time. I would certainly recommend this crossing.
Reviewed 09 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Our crossing was enjoyable, the ferry had everything we needed.
Reviewed 03 August 2015 by Michael who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Great route to Wales"
Ferry comfortable and relaxing, can kick back with a latte and a good book, or a beer and conversation..... shuttle buses and baggage check in for foot passengers was very easy and efficient...highly recommend this mode of transport between countries
Reviewed 31 July 2015 by Gary who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Holyhead to Dublin July '15"
Fast efficient loading. Very busy boat, but seating room adequate. Good facilities; reasonable prices. Quick crossing & fast unloading.
Reviewed 30 July 2015 by John who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Very pleased with pricing, and the speed, only 1 hour 55min as advertised.
Reviewed 26 July 2015 by Doug who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
A fast efficient service
Reviewed 24 July 2015 by David who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
Ferry was on time as always, staff are very helpful and directed all cars efficiently! have used this ferry several times and it's always a super quick boat. If the weathers bad then you need to sit down for a couple of hours and sleep it through otherwise you will be knocked from pillar to post? if the weathers good then it's a great sail....!!!
Reviewed 23 July 2015 by Frodo who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Irish Trip "
Dear Sir's, My trip from Dublin to Wales was an extremely good with my first experience in the Swift what a wonderful way to travel across the Irish Sea to England will recommend this to all future people who want to get to england fast.
Reviewed 21 July 2015 by John who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"Great Fast Service"
Caught the Swift Ferry and the Staff were helpful and pleasant. The Captain explained everything when you got underway. The journey was on time and fast, only 2 hours. Enjoyed our trip over to Dublin and would certainly go again.
Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Rhonda who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift
"love the Swift"
This was such an enjoyable crossing of the Irish Sea. The Club Class lounge was definitely first class! The staff was helpful and accommodating. We found the complimentary snacks and beverages to be very good.
Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Marilyn who travelled with Irish Ferries on Dublin Swift