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Ferry company Stenna Line cancels their scheduled Christmas services


In a recent announcement the Ferry company Stena Line has confirmed that they have  cancelled their scheduled services between Dun Laoghaire and Holyhead for the upcoming Christmas period.

It was originally thought that crossings were due to run from 20 December until early January 2015. However the company said in a statement, “In recent years Stena Line has deployed the HSS for a few days over the Christmas holiday period on its Holyhead-Dun Laoghaire service. For commercial and operational reasons the company has decided not to reactivate the vessel this year for the short Christmas holiday period.”

The move comes as the company said that for the past four years the schedule of the fast ferry from Dun Laoghaire the HSS Stena Explorer had significantly been reduced. The service has ran on a seasonal basis, during the summer months and for a few weeks at Christmas. It is claimed that the fast ferry takes two hours and 20 minutes to cross the Irish Sea. Stenna Line has said that customers already booked on the Christmas sailings between Dun Laoghaire and Holyhead will be accommodated on other sailings.
It is thought that recent  cancellation of the Christmas service from Dun Laoghaire will further heighten fears about the companies future in Dun Laoghaire.

Meanwhile the company also said that it is “currently engaged in ongoing discussions with Dun Laoghaire Harbour in relation to the provision of a seasonal fast craft service in 2015.”

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