Irish Ferries has announced they will be adding a third ro-ro ferry to the Dover to Calais route.

Anticipated to be in service during the first three months of 2022, the new ship will join the Isle of Inishmore and Isle of Innisfree on the popular route, and will allow the ferry operator to offer a departure from “either Dover or Calais every 90 minutes”.

The new addition to the fleet is currently called Ciudad de Mahon but will be renamed in the coming weeks. Constructed in 2000, it is able to carry up to 589 passengers and more than 90 freight vehicles. There will also be numerous facilities available onboard, including a self-service restaurant and a spacious outdoor deck.

Andrew Sheen, Irish Ferries Managing Director, said: “The addition of a third vessel on our Dover / Calais route will allow us to offer a departure from either Dover or Calais every 90 minutes. This is a further sign of our commitment to this route and will offer customers even greater choice along with the capacity, frequency and reliability that is required to service this important route between GB and France”.

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