The conventional cruise ferry Norbank provides a host of onboard facilities to help make your journey a memorable one including delicious complimentary food, a spacious TV lounge, a bar, an onboard shop and comfortable cabins.
Onboard the Norbank ferry you’ll find comfortable en-suite 2 bed cabins with a choice of either inside or outside (sea view).
Meals are included in the price and complimentary tea, coffee and fruit juice are available throughout the crossing.
The Norbank has a basic shop onboard.
You can change currency onboard at the Bureau de Change.
There are no lifts to the main passenger areas and access is by a staircase therefore the Norbank may be unsuitable for the infirm, disabled or young children.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Norbank 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.
99% of our customers recommended this ship
"Change of times"
Excellent service Still not sure why the ferry times changed on the return Still pondering what would have occurred if the phone call had not got through
Reviewed 02 October 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
This was my first experience of Liverpool Dublin Liverpool route and found it to be a wonderful jouney on both occassions. Catering, Comfort, and Sleeping Arrangements all very good.
Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Anthony who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
Overall our experience as good however one major minus point is that although you say the ferry goes from "Liverpool Docks" this is not so, actually the sailing is from Bootle and you gave no postcode in your confirmation so we had to phone to find out where we should go to check in. Fortunately we had allowed enough time for error and were not late. Plus point - 'free' meals.
Reviewed 26 September 2016 by Frances who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"First Ferry Trip"
Despite poor and confusing signposting to the ports, we found the ferry journey to be more than satisfactory. The ship was clean, and all the staff were polite and friendly. The catering was better than anticipated. On the outward journey we were offered a cabin at a reasonable rate which was unexpected bonus. Would definately use P and O ferries again
Reviewed 24 September 2016 by Christopher Michael who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"A pleasant relaxing crossing"
I hadn't realised we would be fed twice and the food was more than adequate, with free hot and cold drinks available for the whole journey. All members of staff were pleasant and very helpful throughout the whole of the journey. There was plenty to do with different areas including a TV rooms and a games room to enjoy during the crossing. We booked a cabin and the beds were very clean, comfy and the room had a showers. My only qualm would be that the duty free shop was small and had very limited stock. I will definitely travel using this company again.
Reviewed 09 September 2016 by Maria who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"Lovely staff and very nice crossing"
We enjoyed travelling with P&O because the boat was small but there was plenty of room and the cabin was very clean. We enjoyed the complimentary food too. Staff were lovely. We were served on the return journey at breakfast by a great steward who made us laugh and was so nice. Very family-friendly. Only gripe was no WiFi and only 2-pin sockets!
Reviewed 06 September 2016 by DEIRDRE CREGAN who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"The fastes and and efficient service"
Fast and efficient service. Going club class provided comfortable pre-booked seat and free food and drink.
Reviewed 05 September 2016 by David who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"Basic but very good"
The ferry was mainly for lorries so had limited facilities on board but the fare came with a free coffee, tea, juice, an evening meal and breakfast. The 2 berth cabin was 2 single beds not bunks so quite spacious, it was clean with shower and Toilet. On the whole it was ideal for a night crossing. Very polite staff.
Reviewed 04 September 2016 by Philip who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"A fascinating and repaxing way of crossing the Irish Sea"
Although a long crossing, this was a fascinating and relaxing way of crossing to Dublin and avoiding the drive to Holyhead. All food and drink was provided free, though after breakfast is served most of the crew have a kip before serving a meal in the last hour of the voyage. Self service hot drinks are provided at all times. There's plenty of space in the lounge and dinning area and for a little extra comfortable cabins are available. Take a good book there's not a lot else to do on board though.
Reviewed 27 August 2016 by David who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
I can highly recommend Direct ferries. The staff were polite and helpful. The ships were clean and the facilities very good. The White bed linen in the cabins was spotless. Even the soap/ shower gel and towels are provided in your ensuite. The food is of a high standard and plentiful. We journeyed to and from Ireland and enjoyed a selection of salads, soups,full English breakfast, fish and chips and best of all was the delicious chicken and leek pie served piping hot on the Endeavour. The fact that free soft drinks and hot drinks are available throughout the day means that you do not need to take anything on board for your journey.
Reviewed 25 August 2016 by Gerald who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
It was our first time going from Liverpool to Dublin which is an 8 hours journey. We have all had a great time during the sail (including our 3 young boys). We were served two hot meals and staff were very friendly. On this route there are plenty of space in the ferry to sit or run around.
Reviewed 19 August 2016 by AD who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
The European Endeavour is a fantastic ship, the Norbank is smaller but is still good
Reviewed 11 August 2016 by James who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
As this was our first ferry trip to Ireland we did not know what to expect but all was above expectectation from the directions to the Port of Liverpool to the outward bound portion. The first ferry was a bit small and overall not enough seating in the lounge but the food was excellent. The return trip was another matter the instructions on how to get to he required terminal where very poor to such an extent that we got lost in the port of Dublin and only found the correct terminal through the help of another ferry line?. If more succinct instructions from the M50 tunnel where given this would improve this problem. Overall it was a most enjoyable Ferry trip and very good value for money.. I shall recommend yourselves and P&O to my friends..
Reviewed 12 July 2016 by Anthony who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"what a joy"
I must say I was dreading the journey but what a pleasure it was I can highly recommend this trip cabins clean beds comfy food great fab thank you
Reviewed 03 July 2016 by Robbie who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"First trip to Ireland"
This was our first use of P&O Ferries and this trip was well organised. On arrival at Liverpool we were quickly on board the boat and the facilities were great. There was even a breakfast provded. The water was calm on the day we travelled but we had ordered a cabin, just in case, this proved very convenient as we could leave our hand luggage there whilst we just "chilled" in the lounge area. All in all, the crossing was a very enjoyable experience and the facilities and staff were superb.
Reviewed 25 June 2016 by Lynne who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
We were very pleasantly surprised with the service in general and would certainly use this method of travel to Ireland again!
Reviewed 21 June 2016 by Michael who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"return trip to Dublin "
Very comfortable ferry crossing, good welcome on vehicle check in. Food was excellent and all facilities were in good order. Ship staff were great. Thanks for a great trip.
Reviewed 11 June 2016 by Peter Hainsworth who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"Enjoyable crossing, thank you"
Thought this was good value and will use again next year.
Reviewed 10 June 2016 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
enjoyed the whole experience from the food to the staff being very helpful
Reviewed 09 June 2016 by Alan who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank
"A great way to get to Ireland"
Great service, and I'd only fault it with regards to the lack of signage within the port at Bootle , which meant that I was driving around for ages looking for the queue.For me it was s great way to get to Ireland , and far better than driving all the way from Sheffield to Holyhead.
Reviewed 02 June 2016 by Marie who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbank