"Pleasant trip once we found the port!"
Reviewed 07 June 2014 by Susan Walsh
Arriving at both Dublin port and Liverpool port was a bit of an ordeal as particularly liver pool has several departure docks.the service on board was great with substantial food and friendly staff. Will certainly travel the route again given the opportunity.
'Susan Walsh' travelled Dublin Liverpool with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Nice trip in plus lounge"
Reviewed 07 May 2014 by Anonymous
I would recommend the plus lounge. We decide to take the upgrade because we wanted to work in a more silent atmosphere and because we wanted to leave the ship a soon as possible (we arrived over midnight and had to go to our hotel. Also an advantage of the lounge is the possibility to have drink (drinks are in the price) and to have a nice meal.
'Anonymous' travelled Dublin Liverpool with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"Crossing from Dublin to Liverpool"
Reviewed 26 March 2014 by Jayne
The ship itself was fabulous. Exceptionally clean, polite staff. Food choice brilliant and included in the very reasonable fare. However, the signage to find the port leaves a lot to be desired. The actual paperwork doesn't state the port number, so as you follow the sign that says "All ferry ports" , read on the board (as you are driving) which port you need, it doesn't seem right that following the signs to port 3 you are going away from the dock and back onto the main "into the city " road. Having eventually clicked that this was the case, more by sheer luck, when you then turn into the right road, the signage for cars isn't clearly visible upon approach either. Having done it once I will know for next time but that isn't the point.
'Jayne' travelled Dublin Liverpool with P&O Irish Sea on European Endeavour
Reviewed 11 January 2014 by Brendan
Sailed from Dublin to Liverpool with P&O after christmas, dispite the 2 hour delay due to the terrible weather at the time. The sail was very comfortable and the cabins were clean and spacious, we managed to sleep through the majority of the crossing. The varieties of food available were very good and catered for everyone's tastes. Tea, coffee and juice was available throughout the sail at no extra cost. I would definitely recommend P&O to anyone sailing from Ireland to the UK in future. The only slight criticism I would have is that after the sail was delayed by 2 hours there was nowhere for people to go only to wait in cars - 3 hours in our case because we had arrived early. The facilities at Dublin port terminal were very basic and consisted of a vending machine and toilets. Over all though an excellent service from P&0.
'Brendan' travelled Dublin Liverpool with P&O Irish Sea on European Endeavour
|Dublin - Holyhead with Irish Ferries - 4 Sailings Daily / 2 hour crossing|
|Dublin - Holyhead with Stena Line - 4 Sailings Daily / 3 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Dun Laoghaire - Holyhead with Stena Line - 7 Sailings Weekly / 2 hour 20 minute crossing|
Dublin is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Ireland, located near the midpoint of Ireland's east coast, at the mouth of the River Liffey. The city has served continually as Ireland's capital city since mediaeval times. Although the earliest evidence of a settlement beside the Liffey is on Ptolemy's celebrated map of 140 AD, which shows a place called Eblana on the site of modern Dublin, it is as a Viking settlement that Dublin's history really begins. The Norse raiders sailed up the Liffey and set up a trading post on the south bank of the river at the ford where the royal road from the Hill of Tara in the north crossed the Liffey on its way to Wicklow. The Vikings adopted the Irish name, Dubh Linn ("Dark Pool"), for their settlement, which soon amalgamated with another Celtic settlement, Baile Átha Cliath ("town of the hurdles", pronounced Ballya-aw-kleea , and still the Irish name for Dublin), on the north bank.
Liverpool was a humble fishing village for half a millennium until the spilting-up of Chester and the booming slave trade prompted the building of the first dock in 1715. From then until the abolition of slavery in Britain in 1807, Liverpool was the apex of the slavery. After the abolition of the trade, the port continued to grow into a seven-mile chain of docks, not only for freight but also to cope with wholesale European emigration, which saw nine million people from half of Europe leave for the Americas and Australasia between 1830 and 1930. Some never made it further than Liverpool and contributed to a five-fold increase in population in fifty years. An even larger boost came with immigration from the Caribbean and China, and especially Ireland in the wake of the potato famine in 1845. There's been a renaissance of sorts since the 1990s as EU development funds and millennium money have kick-started various projects.