Irish Continental Group announced on Wednesday 12 December that the cruise ferry W.B.YEATS was delivered at Flensburg.

The ferry was built by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesselschaft & Co.KG at a contract price of €144 million.

She will accommodate 1,800 passengers, offering 440 spacious cabins including luxury suites. Deck space can accommodate 2,800 lane metres of freight (165 freight vehicles) plus an additional dedicated car deck with capacity for 300 passenger cars.

The W.B.YEATS will now undergo commissioning with Irish Ferries and is expected to commence services initially on the Dublin to Holyhead route in early January 2019 before switching to Dublin to France route in March 2019.