"Travel to and from Dublin"
Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Sue and Veronica
I want to thank P&O for our easy travel over to Dublin from Liverpool, which was quite an experience. We could not get our camper van to go, the battery had gone flat. (we had forgotten to unplug the fridge) but without question the staff on the European Endeavour helped us to get the van going and because we were out of sinq. coming off the ferry we were escorted to safety and all with a very friendly smile and banter to lighten the load. Everyone was just smashing. Now to add to that, on our return we needed to come home early because Sue's partner had passed away and obviously we needed to get back. The staff on the same ferry gave us a complimentary cabin and made sure Sue was comfortable and had her privacy whilst grieving and travelling home, they made sure both of us had all we needed and again with a smile at all times. I cannot fault any of the staff at any time and I hope they get to read this, but just in case there will be a written thank you in the post for them. We will travel again with them any time.
'Sue and Veronica' travelled Dublin Liverpool with P&O Irish Sea on European Endeavour
"A fine alternative"
Reviewed 02 July 2014 by Frank
What a nice surprise, nothing massive, but aside from a lot of lorries there were some tourists who had made the same decision: either an exhausting drive through North Wales or a relaxing 8 hour ferry journey to Liverpool and then the motorway through England. Besides the fact that it was the cheapest crossing from Dublin to England, we were welcomed with an full English breakfast in the monring and had an excellent hot meal before disembarking in the evening. All included in the price!
'Frank' travelled Dublin Liverpool with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"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
|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.