After years of lurking in the shadows, Wales has finally started to emerge as one of the UK and Europe’s leading holiday destinations. While an increasing amount of tourists become interested in visiting cultural and historical cities like the capital Cardiff, the number of ferries heading to Wales also increases.
From Wales, it is possible to get connecting ferries to some of Ireland’s most prominent and famous ports. If you are travelling between March and November, it is possible to travel with Swansea Cork Ferries and enjoy the short trip over the ocean while you are well fed and kept occupied by top onboard entertainment provided by the latest Hollywood releases.
As it is the country’s capital city, it is easy to work out why plenty of ferries are offered to passengers heading to Dublin. If you wish to travel there, you must head to the north part of Wales and on to the city of Mostyn which has two ships per day travelling to Dublin. Depending on which boat you opt for, the journey takes in between six and seven and a half hours to complete.
Holyhead is another Welsh city with a port and it is another city where you can board ferries to Ireland. Stena Line and Irish Ferries are two of the companies in operation at Holyhead and the offer plenty of crossings every day with some taking less than three hours to complete. Given the quality of onboard hospitality and entertainment however, the time will pass in an instant.
Although it isn’t possible to catch ferries directly into the heart of Cardiff, there are plenty of other Welsh cities you can reach and once you arrive at them safely, there are plenty of transport links to the famous capital city. As word catches on in the travel world, boats in between Fishguard and Rosslare are becoming more popular for fans of both Wales and Ireland.