Irish operator, Celtic Link, will be introducing a new service from Portsmouth to Cherbourg from January 2007. This New Service, in conjunction with Celtic Link’s other services to and from Ireland, will appeal primarily to the driver accompanied and drop trailer market. The Vessel, to be named the "CELTIC MIST", has a capacity for 120 articulated units. The vessel has accommodation for 190 persons, with the availability of 50 cabins all with private en suite facilities (7 cabins of 4 beds each plus 43 cabins of 2 beds each – total 114 beds). Hotel Facilities will include a 160 seat Lounge and Bar, a 90 seat Self Service Restaurant, and a quiet lounge with reclining seats. The voyage time will be 6 hours.