Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Barry
This is the second year in a row i have used the Larne to Troon Ferry and find it a superb service from check in to loading to the service onboard to off loading i cannot find fault. Would recommend over and over again.
'Barry' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"A most excellent ferry"
Reviewed 20 July 2014 by Anonymous
My journey was very relaxing. Such a smooth ride and excellent service/updates. Loved the sea trip.
'Anonymous' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"P&O Ferry from Larne to Troon"
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by Mark
My wife and I had the pleasure of a Larne to Troon P&O ferry crossing in late May 2014. The online booking via DirectFerries.co.uk was extremely intuitive & easy. Arriving at the ferry we found the staff all very helpful and were onboard and under way in no time. The ferry was very well presented and we were blessed with a very calm crossing, enjoying the onboard facilities and the convivial atmosphere in the bar. Troon is a gorgeous wee tidy town and our road out well sign-posted. 10/10 on all counts - thanks very much. Mark & Tania Ryan, Nelson NZ
'Mark' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
"Larne to Troon ferry"
Reviewed 15 July 2014 by William
Very happy to report that we had a very pleasant and efficient trip to Scotland. Ferry landed either on time or slightly early, Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Only thing worthy of note was that drinks fridge/chiller in Club Class was out of service on the way across and 5 days later on our return trip it was still out of service. Seemed strange for such a busy ferry and in Club Class too. Drinks were cooled however using the old fashioned method involving real ice cubes.
'William' travelled Larne Troon with P&O Irish Sea on Express
|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.