We've been using the Oscar Wilde from Rosslare for years and never found it less than a pleasant and good value experience. We've also traveled from Cork with Brittany Ferries and the Oscar Wilde is the better vessel.
We mostly travel off-season which means much lower fares and it would be hard to get a better deal. Car, two passengers and a cabin each way for about €400. Cabins are comfortable and functional, although the higher price for Four Star does not seem worth it.
We almost always eat in the Berneval and although the most expensive, it is also the best value. Professional staff, comfortable surroundings and excellent food - with a good value wine list. By comparison the cafeteria style bistro and the snack bar are unattractive.
The cinema seems to cater mostly for teenage tastes and the shop is a bit tacky - garish souvenirs and over-priced drinks. There is now free wi-fi on board and that works well, at least with a less than full passenger load. TV has Irish and British channels only.
The staff are excellent - mostly Polish or Baltic contract crew who know their stuff and are a pleasure to deal with.
The ship can handle rough seas without a problem and never gets too rocky, even in a gale like yesterday's. All in all, a very enjoyable experience and way better value and more fun than many so called "budget" airlines.
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