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"Great crossing, no problems whatsoever."

Reviewed 18 July 2014 by Joakim PB

The ship was punctual, clean, and fast; and the crew were helpful, polite, and cheery despite the early hour of the crossing (which is the only downside to the crossing in my view: with a 7am departure and the check-in 60 minutes prior, the crossing is made somwhat inconvenient, particularly for visitors situated outside of Douglas).

'Joakim PB' travelled with Steam Packet, Douglas Dublin on Manannan

"Steam Packet Ferry Good!"

Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Michael Chaloner

My wife and I, together with two friends, recently used the Ferry Car Service between Liverpool and Douglas (Isle of Man). The whole experience was completely 'hassle' free. The loading and un-loading procedure was efficient and speedy and the actual 'crossings' were entirely pleasant. Although fairly full there was no sense of 'crowding', with plenty of comfortable seats to relax during the sea voyage. No need to pre-book the Premium Seats on the 'Posh' Upper Deck areas, which are rather overpriced anyway(my one criticism)! Also very good 'light' refreshments, at surprisingly reasonable prices! On top of this both crossings arrived ahead of the scheduled time. We were fortunate to choose to travel when the 'sea' was reasonably calm, but I'm sure the Catamaran would be relatively stable even in adverse conditions. In short I can recommend this Service without reservation.

'Michael Chaloner' travelled with Steam Packet, Liverpool Douglas

"Belfast to Isle of Mann and Isle of Mann to Liverpool"

Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Anonymous

Fortunately very calm seas both journeys, but happened to be on same boat both trips which meant I could not watch a film on both trips as one cinema was "out of action" and in the other the same film was shown on both journeys - a bit annoying when you want to watch a film to take your mind of your usual sea sickness. Otherwise boat OK, food being served looked OK and everything clean and comfortable.

'Anonymous' travelled with Steam Packet, Belfast Douglas on Manannan

"very good"

Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Didier

Everything went well. I was told off, but nicely, because my suitcase were a bit over the maximum weight. It gives a good image of the isle of Man before even getting there. Regarding the food, it's not gourmet, but it's decent.

'Didier' travelled with Steam Packet, Liverpool Douglas on Ben My Chree

The Isle of Man Steam Packet provides freight, passenger and vehicle services between the port of Douglas and four ports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Steam Packet ferry services are operated by their ship - ‘Manannan’. Find out what it’s like onboard by visiting our Manannan page.

Steam Packet aim to provide consistent services with convenient and fast crossing times.

A combination of fast craft and conventional ferries make up a modern fleet providing high levels of on-board service.

Services for passengers and vehicles from Dublin and Belfast are operated by fast craft up to four times weekly between Easter and the end of September.


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2 Sailings Weekly
2 hour 45 minute crossing
3 Sailings Weekly
2 hour 55 minute crossing
4 Sailings Weekly
2 hour 45 minute crossing

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