"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
Reviewed 19 July 2014 by Bernie
The departure and arrival times suited us well. the food was basic but ok as it was included in the price. The first night we used the seats, these were damp and needed to be cleaned. On the return journey the cabin was clean and comfortable.
'Bernie' travelled Liverpool Dublin with P&O Irish Sea on European Endeavour
"Lazy sail to Ireland and back"
Reviewed 17 July 2014 by Terence
we sailed to Dublin from Liverpool, Living in Nottingham, I have tried most Ferry crossings, but this was our first trip this way. we sailed at 0300hrs, might seem a funny time, but we set off from Nottingham about 2200hrs, and had a stop for coffee, to arrive at 0130hrs, we boarded about an hour later, there are mostly trucks and trailers, as soon as we got on board, free food was served, with tea, coffee and juice, we had booked a bunk, which was basic but comfortable. about 0900hrs it was announced breakfast was being served, which was as B&B style, but as much as you want, we docked about 1000hrs, but all car`s took a further hour to disembark, we drove out of the dock and straight into the Dublin Tunnel and onto the main roads to most of Ireland. the return journey was at 1500hrs, which I regret, the trip was the same but mostly in daylight, same food service, but disembarking at midnight, we had not booked a bunk and found it a bit boring as I could not sleep, I would have preferred to travel back through the night, especially as it was the evening, Brazil got thrashed by Germany. on the whole it was possibly the sailing we would prefer next time we go, although loading and unloading is slow for car`s, when you do get off both ends you have the roads to your self.
'Terence' 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.