"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
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