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
Cannot fault the trip from large to cairnryan. The boat sailed on time for both outward and return journey. My only criticism is the charge for internet access where train and coach companies n northern Ireland have no charge the ferry charges 3 pound's
Reviewed 22 August 2015 by William who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"good start & finish!!"
thoroughly enjoyed our crossing both ways with the friendliest and helpful staff
Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Iaingavin who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
Everything seemed very well organised from checking in to boarding the ferry. Delighted to receive £20 in food vouchers for a meal on the ferry across to Larne. Crossing was smooth and disembarkation swift and on our way. Return journey equally as good although no food vouchers this time.
Reviewed 17 August 2015 by John who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
Ferry trips in both directions on time and good facilities
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Elisaberth who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Quick and easy - trouble free"
Easy process on and good movie to watch and arrived on time. All to easy.
Reviewed 13 August 2015 by Gary who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
A great service nice staff clean ship ,all round great service.
Reviewed 09 August 2015 by John who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
We got a standard room for 4 with a window, which was largely enough for 2 adults 3 kids, next time would get economy with window (outside). Kids loved crossing, was quite smooth. Onboard entertainment cheesy but fun. Brought our own sandwiches for tea and breakfast too, onboard food is pricey. There's a cinema too, good price but times are all IRL times not French which threw us a little.
Reviewed 03 August 2015 by Robert who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
We couldn't have had any better service when we sailed from Cairnryan to Larne and Larne to Cairnryan in July 2015. The crew have to be congratulated on the way everything went smoothly. A peaceful experience.
Reviewed 02 August 2015 by Andrew who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Equality of Tourists and travellers"
I have remained loyal to the P&O Cairnryan to Larne crossing for several reasons. Value for money, non-fuss boarding and exiting procedures, Port access, on board staff and crew competence. P&O provide a trouble free relaxed and quiet crossing which sets me off on my holiday or travels in a positive frame of mind.
Reviewed 01 August 2015 by Martin who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"First time crossing"
This was my first time on a ferry and was unsure what to expect. It was a very busy ferry. Getting onboard with the car was no problem and there were staff available to show us how to get onto passenger deck. As it was such a busy ferry an area not usually open to car passengers was opened up so we were able to get a seat rather like an airline seat which reclined. The journey seemed to pass quickly and when it was time to get back to the car there were staff available to tell us what to do and to direct us off the ferry. All in all a very pleasant journey.
Reviewed 01 August 2015 by Sandra who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Don't forget 20 pound meal voucher"
We recently travelled from a Larne to Cairnryan, a most enjoyable and efficient way of crossing over the Irish Sea. The short two hour trip went quick. We enjoyed the lovely food on board and there was plenty distractions for our busy 3 year old. I did realise afterwards on our boarding card that we were entitled to spend 20 pounds in the buffet restuarant. No one mentioned to me, but since I forgot, my mistake primarily. Would travel this route again.
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Timmy who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
very easy to book,first class service,very helpful staff, and lovely fast crossing.
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Michael who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"holiday in Northern Ireland"
our trips on the P&O ferries were both very smooth. They both ran on time and we were very pleased with the service we received in the private lounge. Paying for priority loading was also a great benefit.
Reviewed 28 July 2015 by Richard who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Enjoyable journey across the Irish sea"
My recent journey from Cairnryan to Larne was a very relaxing & comfortable journey. Enjoying the food on board with the £20 meal voucher we received when booking the crossing. We also took our dog which he was fine when we returned back to car. The staff were very friendly. We will definitely use P&0 again in the near future
Reviewed 22 July 2015 by Ann who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Well it's a boat"
No problem with the service or staff. My bugbear is with the ticket sales. Got a 20 quid food voucher when I booked. Fair enough, but it's only valid on one journey ie outgoing. So I've got to cram 20 quid worth of food in one sitting. Would it not make more sense to have two 10 quid vouchers? It's not asking too much, it would attract more customers for no additional cost. If not, I can just continue buying lunch at the supermarket before boarding in Larne.
Reviewed 20 July 2015 by George who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"Larne cairnryan ferry crossing with direct ferries ."
On time comfortable with pleasant staff need better facilities at terminal.
Reviewed 20 July 2015 by William who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander
"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