I miss-timed my arrival as a walk on passenger at Holyhead and consequently missed the 11:50 sailing to Dublin. But never mind, the assistant at the ferry office, at no additional charge re-booked me onto the slower but far better equipped Ulysses ferry a few hours later, and I'd also paid the small additional surcharge to use the upgraded(kid free) lounge.
This lounge provides at no additional charge, unlimited cream teas, salmon crackers, a range of wines and a whole lot more, as well as lots of sprawling/sleeping/dozing room, free WiFi, and to top it off a lovely sunny afternoon to sail into Dublin.
I loved this opportunity to relax my way to Ireland, and I'll highly recommend it accordingly.
PS, no I don't work for Irish Ferries!
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