Introducing Blue Star 1

We're pleased to announce the addition of the passenger ferry Blue Star 1 to our Rosslare to Pembroke route. The Blue Star 1 has the capacity to carry up to 1,500 passengers, 100 freight vehicles and up to 700 cars.
The ship offers a host of quality facilities including a self-service restaurant, café/bar, Club Class lounge, onboard duty-free shop, children’s play area and spacious outdoor decks.

Enjoy our light bites or hearty hot dishes

From snacks and sandwiches to hot freshly made dishes we have something to satisfy every appetite - Sample Menu

Take a moment to treat yourself

Pick up some fantastic deals in fragrances, fashion and travel essentials, or indulge in some gifts and souvenirs for family & friends.

Enjoy the return of Duty Free prices and our NEW Click & Collect

Make travelling with us even more comfortable

Sit back and relax in our exclusive Club Class lounge boasting magnificent sea views and complimentary drinks, snacks and newspapers. Offering a host of super benefits including priority boarding, reserved seating and *free Wifi terms & conditions apply

Our freight customers

A welcome development for our freight customers.
Blue Star 1 has capacity to carry up to 100 freight vehicles and more single occupancy cabins for freight drivers.
Contact our freight team for more info

The technical stuff

  • Builder - Van der Giessen de Noord 2000 (keel laid June 1999)
  • Type - Ro-Pax ship
  • Speed - 27 kn / 50 kph / 31 mph
  • Length (LOA) - 176.1 m / 578 ft
  • Beam (width) - 25.7 m / 84 ft
  • Decks - 10
  • Gross Tonnage - 29,858 gt
  • Deadweight Tonnage - 4,500 gt
  • Lane Meters - 1,718
  • Passengers - 1,500
  • Cars - Up to 700 (depending on Freight volumes)
  • Freight vehicles - 100
  • Cabins - 192

A safer way to get away

Irish Ferries is offering you a safer way to get away, and we look forward to welcoming you onboard again. As travel restrictions in many countries are currently being relaxed, we have introduced additional measures onboard our ships to ensure that both passengers and crew can ‘Travel Safe’

Travel Safe Information