Norbay is a conventional cruise ferry featuring a host of onboard facilities including delicious complimentary food, a TV lounge, a bar, an onboard shop and comfortable cabins.
Onboard the Norbay you’ll find comfortable en-suite 2 bed cabins with a choice of either inside or with a sea view.
Meals are included in the price and complimentary tea, coffee and fruit juice are available throughout the sailing.
There is a basic shop onboard the Norbay
If you've forgotten to change currency, you can do this onboard at the Bureau de Change.
There are no lifts to the main passenger areas and access is by a staircase therefore the Norbay may be unsuitable for the infirm, disabled or young children.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Norbay 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.
98% of our customers recommended this ship
"PO Irish Sea ferry service"
As in most years my wife and had four Irish Sea crossings all with PO, very satisfied with the whole experience,booked our passage as usual with Directferries,
Reviewed by Leslie Emery who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Friendly, efficient and fun!"
Thank you p& o! Keep on doing what you do......you do it well!
Reviewed by Steve who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
One more very successful PO trip over the Irish Sea, everything was up to its usual high standard, I always book with Directferries for the most competitive price
Reviewed by Leslie emery who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Ferry delights "
We weren't particularly looking forward to our overnight ferry to Dublin however right from when we checked in the port (and were upgraded to a cabin)we were very pleasantly surprised by the whole experience.The staff were all friendly & helpful,the cabins very clean & comfortable and the food that was served(all free!) was absolutely delicious.We have recommended P&O ferries to friends & family and will definately be taking this trip again.. so much more relaxing than flying.!!!
Reviewed by Jeffrey & karen who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Couldn't of asked for a better crossing there and back to and from Ireland. Polite staff, excellent food, quickness on and off and port staff all excellent not one bad thing. Will book cabins next time though even though lounge seating was comfy.
Reviewed by Alan who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Sailing to Ireland."
Very satisfied as usual will never go with anyone else. staff, food and service, accommodation cannot be faulted plus the price is good as well.
Reviewed by Samuel who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"A very positive experience."
We boarded in Liverpool on the Norbay at 9:30AM on a Tuesday morning. The boarding procedures went very smoothly and shortly afterwards we enjoyed a lovely buffet breakfast. There were few people on board and the sailing was very quiet. We could have taken a cabin for a reasonable price but opted not to and stayed in the salon reading and watching TV. About 45 minutes before our arrival in Dublin we had a buffet dinner which was very enjoyable. The total crossing time was about 8 hours. It took quite a while to get off the ferry (almost one hour) and that was the only criticism I'd have. Overall, I very positive experience that I'd like to do again.
Reviewed by Giuseppe who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"journeys on 10th and 24th September Liverpool / Dublin"
The people at the ports were friendly, the crew were excellent. Thank you
Reviewed by Christine who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Overall our experience as good however one major minus point is that although you say the ferry goes from "Liverpool Docks" this is not so, actually the sailing is from Bootle and you gave no postcode in your confirmation so we had to phone to find out where we should go to check in. Fortunately we had allowed enough time for error and were not late. Plus point - 'free' meals.
Reviewed by Frances who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Liverpool to Dublin return"
Everything fine only bring your own teabags, tea supplied not good. Food good accommodation clean no frills but good value
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Thank you Mary much appreciated "
I think you do a great service ,, the food is great on board service top class couldint say a bad word about your service ,,, I'd especially like to thank the irish women Mary in dublin who works for your line she was absolutely brilliant :) I was having a bad morning and she really helped me out and cheered me up :) drinks are on me if I come across your path again Mary,,,,, overall I'd highly recommended P O irish seas ,,, thank you for a truly great service your staff are great people :)
Reviewed by Ronan brady who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Great trip see you soon again "
Reviewed by Liam Maher who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"My trip to Ireland "
Just to say that we travelled with direct ferries it was a good crossing, the cabin was extremely clean, but sorry to say that l didn't enjoy the food, because it was like warm, and we was 3rd in queue and they had only just brought it out and opened up, that was also on the way back to. Also l found that some off the staff wasn't very helpful full and that they lacked customer service.
Reviewed by Lila who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Great food. Good clean cabin with shower etc. Good on-board facilities in TV/bar/tea and coffee. It's like a mini cruise.
Reviewed by David who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
We take the ferry regularly to visit home in Ireland as we prefer to have the car with us. Plus when we rang to add our pets on our recent trip the customer service agent was very kind and helpful. We booked a cabin on board coming back. It was basic but clean and functional. To date we have always experienced good friendly staff and good journeys each time. We will definitely continue to use the liverpool to dublin p&o ferry for value for money and good experiences while travelling.
Reviewed by Colm and Marion who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Lovely staff and very nice crossing"
We enjoyed travelling with P&O because the boat was small but there was plenty of room and the cabin was very clean. We enjoyed the complimentary food too. Staff were lovely. We were served on the return journey at breakfast by a great steward who made us laugh and was so nice. Very family-friendly. Only gripe was no WiFi and only 2-pin sockets!
Reviewed by DEIRDRE CREGAN who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Begin your Journey to Ireland."
Direct Ferries with P&O is definately the best and cheapest way to cross to Ireland. I have been travelling to Ireland for 30+ years, I used to take the Holyhead route but now use the Liverpool to Dublin route and arrive fully refreshed to begin my drive across to the west of Ireland,Carrick on Shannon for my fishing,friends and of course Guinness !! I would recommend DF to anyone,the price is good the food is good(included in the price by the way) comfortable and friendly service all adds to your trip or holiday to Ireland. I will use DF/P&O every time I travel, Thanks and see you again soon, Alan Payne Northamptonshire,
Reviewed by Alan who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
We have used P&O before totally pleasant helpful staff, great meals, good value, smooth sailings even in relatively bad weather can't fault them on anything.
Reviewed by Terry & Mary who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Excellent journey to see our family in Sligo x meals restaurant quality x well worth the long journey thanks will be doing it again
Reviewed by Sharon who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Friendly, helpful and comfortable"
The staff on both the crossings on the Norbay and European Endeavour were very helpful, friendly and always actively seeking to help. The boats themselves were very comfortable, spacious to walk around on and the quality of cabin was also a very high standard Highly recommend for the low price offered.
Reviewed by Luke who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay