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Dublin Swift

Holyhead / Dublin Port

"Jonathan Swift" is the only Fast Ferry on the Irish Sea route taking you across in just 1 hour 49 mins! Onboard there is plenty to keep you and the kids occupied. Why not upgrade to our Club Class lounge and enjoy a range of extra benefits. See the Deck Plan.

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Virtual Tour

360° Virtual Tour

Enjoy 360° virtual tours of:

  • Panoramic Views
  • Club Class
  • Brasserie
  • Trinity Bar
360 Virtual Tour - Click Here to View


Our satellite WiFi service is Free

We are delighted to offer a WiFi service for FREE in designated locations onboard. Check your mail, book your next trip, or even connect to your company network while you sail.

Just don’t try and compare it to what you have at home!

Although this is a state of the art satellite system, it is worth remembering that it will never be as fast as you might enjoy at home or in the office. Remember we are moving across the sea, with variable atmospheric and weather conditions, all of which will affect the link to a satellite at least 35,000km away. And in addition, you are sharing this service with everyone else onboard too. So, to help ensure that the service is as good as we can deliver it, please be modest in your usage. Access to sites that stream data (e.g.: YouTube, Netflix, online games, Skype etc.) is restricted for the benefit of all.

More WiFi access points are available in our Club Class Lounge. Check at the Reception Desk to upgrade.

We also provide a paid 'surf-box' internet kiosk with dedicated connection for those without their own web device. Look out for the kiosks onboard, or enquire at the Reception Desk.


Club Class

Club Class makes travelling with us even more comfortable and enjoyable. Club Class boasts magnificent sea views and offers a host of super benefits including:

  • Priority Boarding – express boarding for motorists.
  • Reserved Seating – your very own comfortable soft seating area where you can sit back and relax in style.
  • Free Wifi in Club Class! check your emails or even connect to your corporate network with our state of the art satellite connection.
  • Complimentary Drinks and Snacks – teas, coffee, wine and minerals.
  • Complimentary Newspapers – a wide range available.
  • Exclusive Lounge Bar – serving a wide range of delicious food and drink.
  • Power Points – for laptops DVDs and mobile chargers (availability depending on ship).
  • 10% Discount – on selected best selling products in our onboard shop.

You can upgrade to Club Class from £16 / €18 per passenger.

All entrants to the Club Class lounge including children and infants are required to pay the entrance fee.

We sincerely regret that the Club Class lounge on board Dublin Swift and Isle of Inishmore are not accessible to wheelchair users (access to both lounges is only available by stairs).

The Club Class lounge on Ulysses is easily accessible by wheelchair users (lift available).


Temple Bar

If you’re feeling peckish or just fancy a quick cuppa – The Temple Bar, located on Deck 4, offers you 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 too!

Trinity Bar

If you're not sure what you fancy try the Trinity Bar, it has a great choice of hot and cold snacks.

Boylan’s Brasserie

Feeling hungry? For passengers requiring a restaurant menu Boylan's Brasserie serves a selection of hot food. A wide variety of dishes awaits – great value and super taste! Located on Deck 4.

Café Lafayette

To help you enjoy your journey, choose from a wide range of sandwiches, rolls, baps and light refreshments at Café Lafayette on Deck 4.


Aelia onboard shopping

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.

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Club Class

You can upgrade to our luxurious Club Class lounge, making your journey even more comfortable and enjoyable. Situated on the upper deck 5 it boasts magnificent sea views and offers a host of super benefits including free refreshments! Club Class is accessible by stairs by the stage area.

On the deck

Not only is it a breath of fresh air, but the outer Upper Deck is the perfect place to take in the panoramic views of Dublin Bay and the North Wales coastline. A fabulous and very different way to see these amazing sights.

Gaming Area

Enjoy the excitement of the Amusement Arcade in our Gaming Area. Something for all ages awaits – time flies when you are having fun!

TV Lounge

A home away from home! Relax & enjoy TV in the comfort of our cinema style TV Lounge.

Fun Facts

The Jonathan Swift is 86.6 metres in length , 24 metres in width and its gross tonnage is 5,989 tonnes. One round trip for the Jonathan Swift uses 15 tonnes of marine diesel oil.

A Sea of Information
Austal Ships, Fremantle, Australia.
Twin hulled aluminium catamaran.
Dead Weight
(cargo capacity) is 400 tonnes.
Maximum Draught
(depth in water) 3.2 metres.
4 Large water jets pump 60 tonnes of sea water a second to propel the craft.
Service Speed
40 knots = 80 kph.
from Dublin to Holyhead is 60 nautical miles / 111 Kms. Swift travels 162,000 Kms a year.


See how easy it is to check-in and drive on-board

Boarding video