"Steam Packet Fast Cat Liverpool to Isle of Man"
Reviewed 30 July 2014 by Neil Flear
The fast cat from Liverpool to Isle of Man was on time, very clean and very comfortable. There are lots of seats around the ship. Leaving the Isle of Man, the fast cat schedule had changed due to an engine problem. We were never informed of this by e-mail. Luckily we heard about it whilst on the island so we didn't waste the extra 45 mins delay. The sailing time was also extended so if you were catching a train it would have been a problem.
'Neil Flear' travelled with Steam Packet on Manannan
"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 on Manannan
"Reasonable, punctual, and fast."
Reviewed 18 July 2014 by Joakim
No problems whatsoever with the crossing: the ship was punctual, and the crew were friendly and helpful. The ship was clean and fast, the only possible downside I can think of is that the frequent security announcements (however necessary) momentarily interrupted the FIFA world cup game currently being shown on the many screens on board - in no way a big issue!
'Joakim' travelled with Steam Packet 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