Travel in comfort and style on the superferry European Highlander and enjoy a range of delicious foods in a choice of settings, a coffee shop, a comfortable and stylish bar, and an onboard shop.
There's some delicious food on offer in Fables restaurant or if you just want a drink and snack then pay a visit to Poets Bar or Costa Coffee.
You can pick up a bargain or two in the Seashop onboard the European Highlander with everything from fine fragrance to wines and gifts on offer.
Children are well catered for onboard the European Highlander with their own special space for colouring-in and playing.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our European Highlander guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
97% of our customers recommended this ship
"P&O versus Calmac through the eyes of a musician."
Having much experience of travelling on ferries I did enjoy this short trip; I was accustomed to life on the Calmac runs. Now in the Western Isles live music is usually provided by the passengers however this was not possible on this trip due to the presence of the sleeping quarters (on a 2 hour trip?), much to the disappointment of a few of your other customers. Performance was possible in the smoking areas but as you can imagine it was a bit breezy out there and it takes a good strong singer to compete with the engine noise. I managed. On the return trip I was a trifle fatigued due to gigging in Letterkenny the night before and having coffee in the terminal was, last car on. Compared to Oban/Castlebay/Leverburgh etc. the parking zone seems a mile away from the ferry but staff did direct me around the numerous turns on the quay. But all in all it was fine.
Reviewed 16 July 2015 by Maureen who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
A quick and pleasant journey with no messing about. A nice surprise was that the coffee was good, and I'm fussy!
Reviewed 12 July 2015 by Charles who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
We had great journeys sailing with P &O. We left and arrived punctually and we're impressed with how clean the ships were. The highlight for us was the kids room, a great bonus to keep our 5 year old entertained. We ate in the restaurant on our first journey and my only issue would be it is very costly. I asked for a cheese salad, the menu board stated salads started from £2.70 with no further info. I was charged £7.50 for a plate half filled with salad leaves and then various types of cheese. I expected more salad and less cheese at less of a cost. Other than that we would definitely recommend P & O and would have no hesitation in booking again.
Reviewed 11 July 2015 by Greg who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"No frills,travel "
On time,clean hassle free transportation
Reviewed 07 July 2015 by Simon who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
The crossing was very quiet, everything was as it has been before great service from Captian to Seaperson, Excellent!
Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Ian who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
Two pleasant journeys. To those who fear travel by ship, this is a floating hotel. You wouldn't know you were in a boat!
Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Eric who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
Wonderful crossing, dead calm sea, clean vessel, very helpful staff, easy on and off, good food, on time, what else could they do ? Nothing just great.
Reviewed 27 June 2015 by Frank who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
My wife and I crossed from Cairnryan to Larne and return the whole process was excellent from the staff helpfulness and professionalism to the facilities and the actual sailing it was great. Will definitely use again !!!
Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Nigel who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Fast and convenient way of travelling to Ireland."
No problems! The only minor complaint was the lack of passenger facilities at the terminal while waiting to drive on to the ferry. We have always travelled before on the Stena line fast ferry service to Dun Laoghaire which has now been stopped, and there was a cafe and free internet at their terminal.
Reviewed 20 June 2015 by John who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"P&O Irish Sea crossings"
Great trip there and back ,Great staff very helpfull
Reviewed 19 June 2015 by Kevin who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Overall very good"
On time both ways,sea very choppy on the way back. Staff very helpful on both journeys and hassle free.
Reviewed 08 June 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
Very quick and comfortable journey, and lovely scenic route to our destination.
Reviewed 29 May 2015 by kathryn who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Very Good "
I recently travelled on a return trip to Ireland via the Cairnryan/Larne ferry. I was very impressed with how very user-friendly the Direct Ferries website was: easy to understand, easy to navigate, easy to book. Both crossings went smoothly too - very largely on time. Both ships were clean, comfortable and safe. Crews were friendly, helpful and polite. Overall I was very happy with the crossings.
Reviewed 28 May 2015 by Jim who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Excellent voyage "
This was our second trip over to Larne but this was so much better than our first one. We first travelled a few years ago and noticed improvements since last time. The ferry terminal was very organised and we borders very swiftly. The facilities were just enough for the short journey across and we arrived after a smooth crossing on time. Thanks we will be booking again soon.
Reviewed 23 May 2015 by Brian who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
Well worth paying the extra for priority boarding and the lounge.
Reviewed 11 May 2015 by Alex who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"You get what they promise."
I am very happy to share my wife and my experience on the P and O Sea Ferry, Express. Over the years we have travel internationally and nationally with P and O and again last week the service between Cairnryan and Larne was excellent, "You get what they Promise" You can be sure we will be with you in the future.
Reviewed 27 April 2015 by Robert Hamilton who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
Great crossing and service there and back
Reviewed 19 April 2015 by Sparkymark who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
The ferry staff were polite and helpful the ferry was clean and tidy. Good trip
Reviewed 17 April 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
It was a convenient 2 hour comfortable journey and we were able to eat lunch on board. Facilities sufficient for the numbers on board, we didn't have to queue.
Reviewed 17 April 2015 by Jo who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"P & O Irish Sea"
The ferry to Larne, was on time, we had a good crossing, it was a little choppy, as it was very windy outside, the ferry was clean and tidy, the crew were kind and friendly and polite. On the return journey the following week, it was the same as before, on time, good crossing, not windy this time. The ferry was clean and tidy, the crew were polite, friendly and kind.
Reviewed 11 April 2015 by Joseph who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander