"Liverpool to Dublin and back"
Reviewed 28 July 2014 by Robert
Very comfortable crossing both ways. Food is an added bonus, excellent way to travel to Ireland as it is the closest country but the most difficult to acces from where we live. Great value for money .
'Robert' travelled Liverpool Dublin with P&O Irish Sea on European Endeavour
Reviewed 26 July 2014 by Raymond
Generally well content with facilities and service on both vessels. Cabins clean and comfortable if not luxurious. Would prefer food to be available during voyage; meals were served up to sailing time on departure and from about an hour before docking on arrival; this does cause a certain tension - will we get our food in time? (We did, as it happened, but the vessel was not full by any means. It should be remembered that these vessels are (it seems to me) primarily freight carriers - heavy lorries and the like - so do not expect cruise liner facilities. However, we would use this route again - it saves a long drive to Holyhead. Book a cabin- even during day-time journeys - you'll not regret it!
'Raymond' travelled Liverpool Dublin with P&O Irish Sea on European Endeavour
"Liverpool to Dublin"
Reviewed 23 July 2014 by Catherine O'Sullivan
Facilities not very good Ferry was to small for seating area in lounge and not very comfortable for length of journey. Excellent staff. Excellent catering Cleanliness not good due to a lot of flies Excellent punctuality Asian staff were very friendly and approachable.
'Catherine O'Sullivan' travelled Liverpool Dublin with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"Great sailing and onboard facilities "
Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Jonathan
I spent a night sailing on the 3am crossing to dublin port from liverpool, fantastic onboard facilities and easily checked in, bar and restaurant with food being included in price, i also decided to acquire a cabin for the night as needed to put my head down, was taken back at the price compared to a cabin for the day crossing as it was half the price but nonetheless needed to put my head down, was basic and comfortable with all needed including a towel, was impressed with p&o compared to a stena line crossing so will definitely be using them again should i need too
'Jonathan' travelled Liverpool Dublin with P&O Irish Sea on European Endeavour
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.
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.