We’re delighted to announce that our wine tasting mini-cruises are back.

Sail to France on the 14th March, 25th April or 16th May and enjoy a special wine tasting event, organised in partnership with Wine & Beer Supermarket. We’ll have experts onboard from different regions and vineyards, offering the opportunity to taste old favourites and giving advice on discovering the best of what is new.

But don't leave it too late as these events are sure to fill up fast.

 

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Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions of booking and travel apply. Fares valid for travel on 14th March, 25th April or 16th May from Dublin on W.B. Yeats. €349 fare based on Car +2 + inner cabin travelling together. Promotional and Sale fares may attract special terms & conditions for amendments / cancellations. Irish Ferries reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time. Fares are subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Charges, administrative dues and all fees are fixed amounts and are excluded from discounts and promotional offers. In the event that the outward leg is not travelled Irish Ferries reserve the right to cancel the entire booking applying the appropriate cancellation fees.

14th March Wine Tasting Event

Wine Beer Supermarket, a leading wine warehouse in Cherbourg will be hosting the first wine tasting cruise, departing from Dublin Port on Thursday 14th March.

Here is a flavour of the wines and regions you will be able to taste on board as you set sail to la belle France…

  • 1. Burgundy: A range of red and white appellations from the renowned region, with wines featuring grape varieties Aligoté, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir on the menu.
  • 2. Rhône Valley: featuring popular wines such as the brilliant value Château de Marjolet estate with a rosé, white and 3 different fruity reds to tempt you.
  • 3. Loire Valley: The charm of this lesser-known region is the plethora of different styles and grapes on offer. From Muscadet to Sauvignon Blanc to Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir, Merlot or Cabernet Franc reds, there’s something here to please everyone.
  • 4. Corbières: From Southern France, showcasing Louis Fabre, one of the pioneering French organic wine growers, with a great choice of rosé, whites and reds to try.
  • 5. Malbec: Malbec is currently one of the most exciting, full flavoured grape varieties around. Taste an exciting selection from France and the New World, 5 individual wines, all different in style and price.

25th April Wine Tasting Event

The producers and wines that will be showcased for on-board wine tasting sailing to France:

  • 1. Chris Bullimore: from Wine Beer Supermarket, featuring a wide range of South African wines from Darling Cellars and Piekenieskloof wineries highlighting the quality and diversity of wines from the Western cape.
  • 2. Valentin and Luc Bertrand: presenting Chateau la Grave from the Minervois region of Languedoc-Roussillon, a range of refreshing rosés from the Estandon cooperative, and Domaine Charles Pain, one of the best estates in Chinon, Loire Valley.
  • 3. Niicolas Lugon: focusing on Domaines Paul Mas, one of the most influential owner/growers in the south of France, with estates from Perpignan to Nîmes via Carcassonne and Montpellier.
  • 4. Vincent Fabre: representing Vignobles Fabre en Medoc , with a lovely range of sumptuous reds from Medoc, Haut-Médoc and Margaux, family owned and brimming with winemaking skill.
  • 5. Eric Monnin: showcasing a range of great value wines from France, Europe and the New World from Maison Boutinot.

16th May Wine Tasting Event

A great selection of producers and wines that will be showcased for our on-board wine tasting sailing to France:

  • 1. Chris Bullimore: from Wine Beer supermarket, showcasing some personal favourites from WBS wine estates throughout France and its diverse regions.
  • 2. Jules Thiollet: representing Vignobles Jean-Michel Cazes, the owners of the prestigious property Château Lunch-Bages also market the popular Michel Lynch brand, sourced from sustainable vineyards in and around the Bordeaux, Médoc and Graves regions as well as their prestigious Ostal Cazes estate in the south of France.
  • 3. Sylvain Rozier: from the Burgundy region, sources brilliant value wines from small family and independent estates, and will present wines from Burgundy, Beaujolais and the Mâcon regions.
  • 4. François Ozouf: François will feature wines from Michel Chapoutier including France, Spain and Portugal, as well as wines from the small Menetou-Salon appellation in the Loire Valley.
  • 5. Karin Nylund: Karin lives in Valencia and is an expert on the Spanish wine industry. She represents AW Wines Spain, and will include great value classic Riojas from Crianza to Reserva.

Terms & Conditions:

  • Access to the wine tasting is for customers departing Dublin on14th March, 25th April or 16th May.
  • Fare based on 2 adults staying in a 2 bed inner cabin travelling together with their car.
  • Fares are subject to availability. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Terms & Conditions apply.
  • Charges, administrative dues and all fees are fixed amounts and are excluded from discounts and promotional offers.
  • In the event that the outward leg is not travelled Irish Ferries reserve the right to cancel the entire booking applying the appropriate cancellation fees
  • Irish Ferries are responsible for the travel element of this mini-cruise, and cannot take responsibility for arrangements made with the wine retailers / growers onboard.

Ship & Ports

  • W.B. Yeats
  • Dublin Port
  • Cherbourg Port

Travel in style onboard W.B. Yeats
Dublin to Cherbourg

The majestic W.B. Yeats follows the Irish Ferries tradition of honouring great Irish literary figures. Having joined our fleet in 2019, it offers an enviable cruise-style travel experience. Guests are also invited to enjoy the ‘Lady Gregory Restaurant’ and the ‘Maud Gonne Bar & Lounge’. Other facilities include a Club Class lounge, self-service restaurant, cinema and shopping.

 

 

See deck plan

What's Onboard

  • Welcome reception area 
  • New Click & Collect
  • Waiter service restaurant
  • Self service dining 
  • Cafe / Bar 
  • Club Class Lounge 
  • Free Wifi (T&C's Apply)
  • En-suite air conditioned cabins
  • Luxury suites with private balconies 

*Selected Bars and Restaurants may be closed at certain times of the year.

Dublin

Move easily from vibrant city-centre life to the peaceful tranquillity of its charming coastal villages in less than 30 minutes. You’ll sample art, culture and nightlife in a bustling city that’s easy to get around, before immersing yourself in nature and heritage on its stunning outskirts. Why not embark on a hike or a cycle in the soaring Dublin mountains?

Dublin Ferryport is situated 2 miles from the centre of Ireland's vibrant capital city.

It’s also positioned at the heart of Ireland’s road and rail network. Dublin Port Tunnel is situated within the port complex & provides quick access to the M50 & M1 motorways, the main routes to the North and South of the country.

A public bus service operates from the terminal building to the main bus station in Dublin City Centre.

Dublin Port Directions

The GPS co-ordinates for Dublin are: 53.3479, -6.1954

Cherbourg

Cherbourg is situated at the Northern tip of the Cherbourg Peninsula and provides an excellent gateway for travel by road to and from the North and East of France, Paris, and onwards to Holland, Belgium and Germany.

The city's railway station is at the end of the line from Paris and regular services operate to and from Paris-Saint-Lazare via Cae

Cherbourg Port Directions

The GPS co-ordinates for Cherbourg are: 49.6462, -1.6114

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