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European Highlander

Operated by P&O Irish Sea on the Larne Cairnryan route

Travel in comfort and style on the superferry European Highlander and enjoy a range of delicious foods in a choice of settings, a coffee shop, a comfortable and stylish bar, and an onboard shop.

Onboard Food and Drink

There's some delicious food on offer in Fables restaurant or if you just want a drink and snack then pay a visit to Poets Bar or Costa Coffee.

Onboard Shopping

You can pick up a bargain or two in the Seashop onboard the European Highlander with everything from fine fragrance to wines and gifts on offer.

Travelling with Children

Children are well catered for onboard the European Highlander with their own special space for colouring-in and playing.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our European Highlander guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Onboard European Highlander

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European Highlander Reviews

4.3
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:4.2
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  • Punctuality:4.6
  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "First time in Ireland with a caravan"

    I have to say we were very apprehensive in coming to Ireland with our caravan. It was the first time we have ever been on a ferry with it and we were not sure what to expect. The experience was nothing but positive. Access to both ports Stranraer and Larne was excellent. Well signposted and the staff were so helpful at check in. Nothing was too much trouble. Accessing/exiting the ferry too was brilliant. The ferry itself and the journey again excellent. Amenities good and plenty of seating etc. The journey in both directions occurred for us on a very calm sea. The ferry was clean and well maintained. The ports also had satisfactory amenities. All in all an excellent experience. We boarded and exited exactly on time!

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    Reviewed by Paula who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Scotland "

    Excellent trip really enjoyed and so did the family

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    Reviewed by Edmond who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Trip to Larne"

    Trip to Larne with the ferryboat from Cairnryan was excellent: good weather, a ship in good condition, a good and efficient service on boat and on land, punctuality and good food on board, what do you want more!? Thanks for an enjoyable journey.

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    Reviewed by Jochen Gentz who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Fuss free travel to Ireland"

    An efficient punctual service. The catering facilities were adequate. The toilets were clean. There was enough seating despite the return journey being busy. There was a small shop on board selling toiletries, cosmetics, chocolate and souvenirs.

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    Reviewed by Paul who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Best ferry to get to Northern Ireland"

    The crossing takes about 2 hours and when we sailed it was nice and calm seas. There is a good choice of food and drink on board. The loading and unloading is very quick.

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    Reviewed by Peter who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Smooth trip "

    Very helpful friendly staff. Clean. Solitude for those requiring it, amusements for the others. Smooth trip.

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    Reviewed by Kenny who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Weekend in Ireland "

    Lovely way to get a glimpse of Ireland before arriving.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Fantastic sailing"

    My first time on a ferry was a successful relaxing experience made better by clean environment helpful and friendly staff and prompt service.

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    Reviewed by Lisa who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Cairnryon - Larne "

    An efficient way to get to NI

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "A great experience "

    We loved having the priority boarding and Club Lounge. It made our journey very pleasant. The staff were very attentive.

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    Reviewed by Donna who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Great"

    Great sailing! All went well, ship left on time.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Larne to Cairnryan"

    Good trip over, but 30mins delay when we docked at Cairnryan before disembarcation.

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    Reviewed by Alan who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Larne - Cairnryan"

    Excellent service with friendly staff and well equipped for the crossing

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    Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Disappointed "

    Although I had booked and paid € 40 for flexi I couldn’t change the time for our crossing from Cairnryan to Larne and I had to ring P & O directly and was charged £ 5 plus the expense of phone all from my mobile phone.

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    Reviewed by Helga who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "A pleasure "

    Normally fly between Ireland and Scotland, think I’m going to stay with the ferry! Expensive to take car over but when I consider car hire and associated insurance costs, the only difference is my time, oh and no restrictions on what I carry. Great all round experience

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    Reviewed by Bill who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Upgrade for peace and quiet!"

    I upgraded to the club lounge/priority boarding. Glad that I did, the ship wasn't particularly busy (sailed 13:30 Mon->back 13:30 Tue) but there were few quirt areas. The food area seemed to have people in permanently as did the bar. Please note if you book through DF you cannot access the P&O app. Something I will consider on my next crossing.

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    Reviewed by GS who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Travel "

    Had a great trip to and from Scotland with P&O

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    Reviewed by Alastair who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Sailing "

    Great service that left on time and arrived on time with plenty of service on the boat only slight snag was lack of seating in the lounge that filled up quickly

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Customer services"

    Good customer services

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    Reviewed by Adrian who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Crossing from Stranraer to Larne"

    Both our crossings (to and from Ireland) were very smooth and efficient. Ferries were on time - in fact the return one was early! We were pleasantly surprised by the range of food on offer and the voyages passed quickly.

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    Reviewed by Edward who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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