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"Sailing 11th February 2014"

Reviewed 21 February 2014 by Anonymous

We left Heysham in sunshine, but strong winds. Experience was new, not travelled on board a ship with vehicle before. Straightford boarding and leaving. Return journey same.

'Anonymous' travelled with Steam Packet, Heysham Douglas on Ben My Chree

"Liverpool - IOM"

Reviewed 25 October 2013 by Sharon

Ship was clean and comfortable and on time. Staff were polite. Very expensive to eat and drink on board and quality of the food was poor. I think this should be addressed especially as you are not allowed to bring your own onboard. Stairs used for boarding were very steep and my elderly nan did struggle. We later discovered there is a lift but this was not mentioned to us, at least we know for next time!

'Sharon' travelled with Steam Packet, Liverpool Douglas on Manannan

"Visiting relatives"

Reviewed 30 September 2013 by Brian

This was the cheapest was of getting two people to the IOM and have the added benefit of your own car at the other side.(As opposed to flying, airport parking and a hire car) The craft left slightly early each way and arrived well ahead of time. The food on board was good, if somewhat pricey. Getting on and off was both quick and easy. I have used this service before and will again.

'Brian' travelled with Steam Packet, Liverpool Douglas on Manannan

"Liverpool to IOM seacat crossing"

Reviewed 21 September 2013 by Gerald

Can't fault the service, both out and back. The ferry departed as soon as loading was complete and the crossing was quicker than advertised. The only problem is finding the ferry terminal in Liverpool. From the M62 we followed the ferry signs which took us on the ring road. However as we neared the docks, there were two signs pointing in opposite directions and of course we took the wrong one and ended up at the wrong terminal. Even when we headed to the right terminal we had trouble finding it as the direction signs are terrible. Useful information for anyone using this service, the terminal is right next to the Liver building.

'Gerald' travelled with Steam Packet, Liverpool Douglas

"would recommend"

Reviewed 20 September 2013 by Malcolm

Excellent customer service by this company. Had to alter original booking because of illness. No problem in choosing an alternative date. Crew - particularly on the car decks - extremely helpful and courteous with a disabled member of our party.

'Malcolm' travelled with Steam Packet, Liverpool Douglas on Manannan

Isle of Man Steam Packet Ferries provide freight, passenger and vehicle services between the port of Douglas and four ports in England, Northern and Southern Ireland.

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Fast craft and conventional vessels make up a modern fleet providing high levels of on-board service. A year-round service for passengers, vehicles (including coaches) and freight operates between Heysham and the Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company's aim is to provide consistent services with convenient and fast crossing times and to offer a wide range of promotional fares to the travelling public. provides an impartial ferry comparison service allowing you to view numerous ferry company timetables and fares in one quick and easy search. Compare Steam Packet timetables and prices now with all alternative ferry operators before booking your ferry ticket.

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Steam Packet Routes

2 Sailings Weekly
2 hour 45 minute crossing
3 Sailings Weekly
2 hour 55 minute crossing
13 Sailings Weekly
3 hour 30 minute crossing
12 Sailings Weekly
2 hour 45 minute crossing
2 Sailings Weekly
4 hour 15 minute crossing
4 Sailings Weekly
2 hour 45 minute crossing
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