"FERRY TO SCOTLAND"
Reviewed 05 September 2014 by Odis
We had a very comfortable trip using the club lounge. My family spoke highly of how well the entire trip was from start to finish. We will do the same thing next year.
'Odis' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"larne to troon ferry and return"
Reviewed 02 September 2014 by Liam Dundon
had a good trip both ways, My issue is that the space for my motorbike (Harley Davidson ultra classic tourer) is very narrow which makes it very difficult for me to get off the bike once inside the barrier. I would suggest the space be made a little wider and proper ratchet tie-downs be used instead of a piece of rope. Thanks Liam
'Liam Dundon' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"If it was cheaper I'd use it a lot lot more"
Reviewed 01 September 2014 by Nicola
This was my first ferry experience in ages and it was very good, much improved, The cleanliness, staff and facilities were great apart from the rank coffee in the café so had to buy another of the starbucks ones instead. I just wish this trip was cheaper. £90 for a motorbike is a rip off. If it was even £70 I'd travel at least once every 2 -3 months rather than just once a year. Seats up at the childrens area are soooo uncomfortable. Sit elsewhere.
'Nicola' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"Gotta love Troon as a fast port to Scotland"
Reviewed 25 August 2014 by Bren
Well having done a regular commute to Edinburgh from Dublin over the past 2 years, I can only rave about the PO trips to Troon particularly, as a port. I wish Troon was available in the winter as the long alternative drive over poor roads from Stranraer is miserable and being regularly stuck behind traffic just makes it seem worse. Directferries is the way to go as it puts up pretty reasonable prices (at consistently good rates, having also routinely checked the individual shipping companies sites). Getting a trip rate takes patience of course if you are not used to the multiple choice questions on the website - but I am getting pretty quick at it now. The loading process is expertly and pleasantly handled every time. One thing about the last P&O ferry trip to Troon though was that the canteen trays were ALL filthy and it took two comments and then a complaint to get the staff behind the counter to even look at the issue and then take them away for washing. At first they seemed to think that they were acceptable and after a second comment to a more senior staff member, he took a look and took them away. Similarly the Ladies Toilet could have done with a deeper clean. Kitchens and Loos always need that extra clean - no excuses. Because if they are failing up front, you immediately wonder what it looks like in the areas where the public can't see the standards of hygiene. Of course it might have been a one off but the cross indifference of the staff to the issue made me mention it a second time as they continued to serve food on sub-standard utensils. Hilariously I noticed that the staff member I spoke to bolted behind a door when she saw me come back a second time.
'Bren' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
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Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Larne Troon route is a car and 2 passengers.
|Belfast - Liverpool Birkenhead with Stena Line - 13 Sailings Weekly / 8 hour crossing|
|Belfast - Cairnryan with Stena Line - 5 Sailings Daily / 2 hour 22 minute crossing|
|Larne - Cairnryan with P&O Irish Sea - 7 Sailings Daily / 2 hour crossing|
The name of the town is believed to have derived from the Irish Prince, Lathar who owned the lands around Larne in ancient times. The area became known as Lathar-na, and was finally shortened to Larne. Both fossils and prehistoric human artefacts have been found in the sea cliffs. Larne was one of the earliest Viking settlements in Ireland, who also called it "Ulfreksfjord" (the name of the present-day townland, "Olderfleet", is derived from this Viking name), and Viking burial sites have been discovered in the area. Norse pirates used Larne Lough as a base in the tenth and eleventh centuries; Edward Bruce, brother of Robert, landed here in 1315 with a force of six thousand men to urge the Irish to overthrow the English; and in 1914, the Ulster Volunteers, opposed to the Irish Home Rule Bill, landed German arms here.
Today, Larne is a busy market town.
The name of Troon is synonymous with golf. The town is home to the Royal Troon Golf Club, which is home to two of the six golf courses which together entirely surround Troon. The others are the Kilmarnock Club plus three municipal courses, including two of championship standard. The actual name "Troon" has nothing to do with Scotland's national game. Instead it comes from "Trwyn", Celtic for headland or point. Which is a fair name for the rocky nose on which much of the earlier part of the town is built, projecting from the broad sandy bays to the north and south. Troon harbour played a notable part in the development of the town for many years. It was home to the Ailsa Shipbuilding Company, which constructed many vessels for worldwide customers but mainly small passenger and various merchant vessels. The fishing fleet from Ayr moved to Troon harbour and a revitalisation of the abandoned section of the harbour started.