Reviewed 21 September 2014 by Alwyn
We booked the club class and have got to say in our opinion this made the crossing a lot better , in way of seating, service and the drinks and snacks made available
'Alwyn' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
"New to P&O Irish Ferries"
Reviewed 19 September 2014 by David
Check in at Cairnryan was really straightforward. Staff were very friendly. Driving on and off the ferry was easy. We got seated ok in the café/bar. Had Hot Chocolate to drink, it wasn't hot. A replacement was much better. The ferry was very clean. The crossing was smooth. If we go to Northern Ireland again we shall certainly consider using P&O Irish Sea Ferries. Thank you for making it so simple.
'David' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Cairn Ryan to Larne"
Reviewed 18 September 2014 by Norman Pollard
Smooth easy trip. Efficient crew, clean ship and good food at sensible prices.
'Norman Pollard' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
Reviewed 17 September 2014 by John
From booking to actually sailing both ways it was a very pleasant experience, all plain sailing and very well equipped ships, being an old seadod I appreciated the very high standards.
'John' travelled Cairnryan Larne with P&O Irish Sea on European Causeway
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Cairnryan is a linear settlement looking across the main A77 road to Loch Ryan. It was established as Lochryan by 1701 when Lochryan House was built at the northern end of today's village. The house was remodelled in the 1820s and the imposing structure just visible from the main road today was the result. During the Second World War, Cairnryan became No.2 Military Port, and three harbour piers and a military railway linking the village with nearby Stranraer were built by the army. Thousands of troops were based locally in military camps. At the end of the war the Atlantic U-Boat fleet surrendered in Loch Ryan and were anchored here before being towed to sea and sunk. Ship breaking became the main industry; the great British aircraft carriers Centaur, and most famously the Ark Royal were all sent here for decommissioning. As recently as 1990, Russian submarines have been dismantled here for scrap.
The name of the town is believed to have derived from the Irish Prince, Lathar who owned the lands around Larne in ancient times. The area became known as Lathar-na, and was finally shortened to Larne. Both fossils and prehistoric human artefacts have been found in the sea cliffs. Larne was one of the earliest Viking settlements in Ireland, who also called it "Ulfreksfjord" (the name of the present-day townland, "Olderfleet", is derived from this Viking name), and Viking burial sites have been discovered in the area. Norse pirates used Larne Lough as a base in the tenth and eleventh centuries; Edward Bruce, brother of Robert, landed here in 1315 with a force of six thousand men to urge the Irish to overthrow the English; and in 1914, the Ulster Volunteers, opposed to the Irish Home Rule Bill, landed German arms here.
Today, Larne is a busy market town.