Sealink launches the ferry 'Felicity' on its Rosslare route.

Minister for Tourism and Transport Seamus Brennan attended the ceremony to mark the launch of a new Sealink ship 'Felicity' in Rosslare

The Felicity has been described as a floating hotel.

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Seamus Brennan comments on the competition to sea travel from the air travel industry. It is hoped that the new ferry will offer an alternative to the growing competition from cheap air travel.

The Felicity weighs in at 15,000 tonnes, is double the size of The Cambria, which serves the Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead route, and can take 1,600 passengers.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 6 April 1990. The reporter is Kevin McDonald.