Epsilon was built in 2011 and is now the newest member of the Irish Ferries fleet. Epsilon has a capacity of 500 passengers plus crew. On board amenities include, restaurant, a bar/lounge area, free WiFi and a vast number of 2 + 4 berth en suite cabins for a comfortable night’s sleep.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Epsilon 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.
95% of our customers recommended this ship
The staff were efficient and friendly and the ship comfortable
Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Paul who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"Dublin to Ireland trip"
Had a great trip to Ireland on the Ferry with my family and it was good value too
Reviewed 04 September 2015 by Anthony who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"will use them again"
Travelled out on Ulysses. Great boat. Really clean. Lots of space. Lots of food to choose from. All staff couldn't be more polite and efficient. Found a lovely spot in a reclining seat. Only thing that spoilt it was a family letting their kids run round screaming at 4 o'clock in the morning but that wasn't the ferries fault. Came back on Epsilon. Clean boat but very small public area and was packed. Coffee counter and small food outlet. Very small shop selling perfume and chocolate. Very basic but still clean and very polite staff. Will travel with them again but will check which boat first to get the Ulysses.
Reviewed 10 July 2015 by Jennifer who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
This trip to England was the first time that I took my car on the ferry. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat! The overall trip was amazing but I think Irish Ferries put us in good stead for the trip. Admittedly we were running late, and turned out to be the last car on the ferry leaving Dublin, but your staff we're so happy and smiley, gave clear directions on getting on board as quickly as we could. The ferry itself was clean, well looked after and the staff seemed happy in there jobs. There were loads of power supplies so could give our technology a little boost before drive on to London. We had a similar experience travelling home (this time were 45 mins early!). I could not fault our experience of travelling with Irish Ferries, you even made the sunshine it would seem...
Reviewed 08 July 2015 by Diane who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"The most important thing when travelling the care of my bike. "
Going out they just put a strap straight on the seat of my 3week old bike no padding. Coming back nice guy with padding much happier. Next time I'll bring my own padding or might try Stenna.
Reviewed 03 July 2015 by Anthony who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
What a lovely time we had, the port staff were friendly busy people. No delays, which is always a bonus. The ships on both out and in were clean tidy and all staff were very helpful.
Reviewed 30 June 2015 by David who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
There were no issues with the trip at all- it is a very basic vessel. Was quite boring due to no entertainment compared to that offered by other carriers.
Reviewed 29 May 2015 by Geoffrey who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"Some important details should be taken care of."
The ferry is quick and confortable but there was an inacceptable problem. Although it was probably the first trip of the day (8:45 AM), there was no toilet paper in women restrooms. Disgusting.
Reviewed 19 May 2015 by Maria Fernanda who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"Trip to Ireland"
Ferry going out from Holyhead on time and had good facilities on board. Weather very poor but ship handled weather well. Dublin return ferry cancelled due to bad weather. Text message received day before to reschedule. No problem with call centre just happy to help.
Reviewed 16 March 2015 by David who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"The Only Way To Go"
I'm a professional commercial and wedding photographer, based in Cambridge. I needed to travel to Dublin for a week to take architectural and interior photographs of the newly fitted-out offices of both Yahoo! and Twitter. I also tagged on a couple or so days to stay with my cousin, in Dun Loaghaire. For what I was doing the equipment I needed to take with me was not particularly extensive, even with essential back-up equipment. My clothes, apart from my walking boots, were minimal. Surely, the 'obvious' travel solution would be Ryanair from Stansted, just 30 minutes down the road from where I live. Unless you're going to Costa Blanca with a tee-shirt and tooth brush, don't even go there, unless you want to open up the logistical nightmare from hell of petty policy enforcement, whilst racking up extra cost on extra cost, or risking the humiliation of re-packing your bags or re-distributing your luggage weight in front of a queue of other passengers...or is that Easyjet? It's bad enough travelling as a photographer, but think of those poor musicians - cellists and double bass players..... For me the solution, at least on this occasion, was absolutely trouble free: hire a car from my local garage; drive up to Holyhead; join my £248 return Irish Ferries crossing. The ferry booking online with Direct Ferries was simple. I ended up with a fast ferry out, slow ferry back. Slow? Well, hardly. A couple of hours longer than the plane, but then when you factor in check-in and transfer times, it's a pretty fair match. The staff on the ferry were very kind, welcoming and friendly. The facilities, just right. The crossing, smooth. My sanity, intact. Clearly, not every journey can be made like this, for all sorts of reasons, and I still have to fly to destinations. However, what I will say is that if you get the chance to incorporate a ferry crossing in a similar fashion as I did, recently, to Dublin, then do it! OK, not all ferry operators are equal, but generally, in my experience, they are clean and hassle free. And, if you have a family travelling with you, then the economics just gets sweeter. Just saying, don't overlook the ferry option. Plane operators do have their place from Ryanair's restrictive cheap and cheerful-ish to BA's 'humane' scheduled, but expensive flights, at more than double the cost of my ferry crossing for a business class seat. Dublin was my first time in Ireland, but I did manage a walk up the Sugarloaf, and a visit and walk around Glendalough. I'm considering going back to Ireland later this year, with my family, to explore what appears to be a quite magical place. My mind is already made up how I will travel there. Any guesses?
Reviewed 24 February 2015 by Andrew who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
very enjoyable and comfortable crossing, at a great price; cheaper than Holyhead to Dublin and if you are going from france - a lot of travel through England & across channel alleviated. like all catering on ferries [except the French companies] - no 'public' microwave in the restaurant to 'blast' your food back to hotness after its gone cold on the way through the till to the table; and ferry food is rarely hot to start with [why is that?] all ferries should provide the excellent ikea idea of microwaves available for that purpose [we don't like microwaves but like cold food even less]
Reviewed 08 December 2014 by William&Brei who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"A very pleasant trip"
Staff very friendly, ship very clean and food and drink of a decent quality. Trip made better because of good weather, luck factor. We plan to use Irish Ferries in the future for all visits to Ireland.
Reviewed 19 October 2014 by Terence Toal who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"Shock on arrival at Dublin port"
My husband, daughter and myself turned up in good time to be told my daughter had not been added to our booking. The guy in the kiosk on arrival at the port was abrupt and insisted I had not paid for an additional passenger. Only when I offered to show him my bank account statement online did he agree to let us proceed. We were then ushered through quickly and queued with the other pet owners in order to get our dog on board. The ship is spotless. The cabin was perfect. The staff on board the ship are so well trained and provide an outstanding service. The food in the restaurant was excellent. My only complaint is that the lady whom I spoke to when I added my daughter was not listening as I believe she charged me for a return trip even though on booking I only requested a single journey. I hope you can look into this and pay me a refund.
Reviewed 06 October 2014 by James who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"Holyhead to Dublin port ferry"
I sailed Holyhead to Dublin port return with Irish Ferries and everything was very smooth and easy. On our return trip the fast ferry crossing was cancelled due to poor weather but I was warned to check with the company the day before, so we changed our reservation in good time. I would recommend to anyone taking a car over to Ireland.
Reviewed 05 September 2014 by Anonymous who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"A lovely cruise"
Hi We had a lovely trip on the Stena. The staff were polite. The seats were comfortable. The trip was enjoyable. The only busy part was when everyone was pushing a shoving to get down deck to the cars. The lift was overwhelmed and slow. People became very impatient. Thanks Deb
Reviewed 01 September 2014 by Joshua who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"Good start of our trip to Ireland"
Everything went very efficient. Good cabin. Good information during the trip.
Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Paul who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
Excellent trip, couldn't fault anything. Quick and easy to embark/disembark, comfortable seating, helpful staff, food and drinks if required.
Reviewed 16 June 2014 by Robert who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"Irish Ferries trip"
My family (wife + 2 children) travelled recently b/w Holyhead, Wales and Dublin on Dublin Swift ... a 1hr 49 minutes travel. It was a fascinating experience and i would like to go on this journey again.
Reviewed 02 June 2014 by Shyamal who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"Cherbourg Dublin trip"
I recently travelled with Irish Ferries (Cherbourg to Dublin) apart from the original ferry being cancelled, We had a three star two birth cabin where we discovered the toilet was faulty. We frequently use Irish Ferries but feel the standards are dropping and the cabins and could be freshened up. Apart from that staff are friendly,sailing was very pleasant.
Reviewed 25 May 2014 by Alister who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon
"A punctual crossing"
Everything happened as planned.
Reviewed 12 May 2014 by Christian who travelled with Irish Ferries on Epsilon