Re: Re: Cork Transport
QUOTE=Fearg:Seems this issue has not settled just yet.. Irish Ferries announced earlier this week that they would be selling their old Ireland – France vessel, “MS Normandy” in the Autumn – she is old and probably within SCF’s budget, and might just fit Swansea. However, I don’t know if IF would be keen to sell to a competitor!
Don’t think sell to competitor would bother Irish ferries…if the money right….
Irish ferries have taken an option on the currently named m/s â€˜Kronprins Haraldâ€™. The total cost is in the order of Eur. 45million, including modifications and delivery.
The ship will remain in operation with Color Line on charter until the end of summer 2007. Irish Ferries expects to take delivery of the vessel in October â€˜07, after which some modifications will be made to adapt it for use in the companyâ€™s area of operation and prior to her entering service out of Rosslare before the end of the year, operating under a new name which is yet to be decided.
Built in Turku, Finland in 1987, it has operated on the Oslo – Kiel route facilitating the overnight cruise market with which it has built a strong reputation.
Built to very high standards and maintained in excellent condition, the vessel represents what Irish Ferries describe as â€˜outstanding valueâ€™ in terms of the quality and range of on-board facilities.