IRISH FERRIES have temporarily suspended its Pembroke Dock to Rosslare service.
The suspension is expected to be in place until at least May 5.
On its website, Irish Ferries have offered to accommodate those wishing to travel to Rosslare, the alternative of the Fishguard crossing run by Stena Line.
The cancellation is being attributed to a ship disruption.
In a statement on its website, a message reads: “Irish Ferries regrets to advise that the 8.45 Rosslare to Pembroke Blue Star 1 sailing on May 3 has now been cancelled due to ship disruption.
“You can be accommodated on the Stena Line sailing to Fishguard instead.”
All booking on the route in both directions up until May 5 are showing the same message.
However The NI Ferry Site blog states that the service will not be resumed until May 7.
In a statement on their website it said: “In order to release W.B. YEATS to have a new upper bow door to be fitted, Irish Ferries has moved BLUE STAR 1 north to take over the Dublin to Cherbourg route.
“As a result, the company has temporarily suspended its Rosslare to Pembroke Dock route.
“Pembroke passengers and freight are being accommodated on Stena Line’s competing Rosslare to Fishguard route where possible.
“Irish Ferries is presently expected to resume Pembroke Dock services on May 7.
“W.B. YEATS arrived in Belfast on May 2.”