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France bookings boost for Stena Line as Irish Ferries flounders without new ship

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
2nd December, 2018
Irish Ferries had expected to take delivery of the WB Yeats from German shipbulder FSG in time for last summer

Ferry operator Stena Line has seen a 30 per cent surge in bookings on the France to Ireland route as its main rival Irish Ferries continues to struggle to set a 2019 schedule without its new ferry, the WB Yeats.

Stena Line has ramped up its sales drive on the route in recent months with a series of sales, but at the moment Irish Ferries – owned by the publicly-listed Irish Continental Group (ICG) – is not...

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