Norbay is a conventional cruise ferry featuring a host of onboard facilities including delicious complimentary food, a TV lounge, a bar, an onboard shop and comfortable cabins.
Onboard the Norbay you’ll find comfortable en-suite 2 bed cabins with a choice of either inside or with a sea view.
Meals are included in the price and complimentary tea, coffee and fruit juice are available throughout the sailing.
There is a basic shop onboard the Norbay
If you've forgotten to change currency, you can do this onboard at the Bureau de Change.
There are no lifts to the main passenger areas and access is by a staircase therefore the Norbay may be unsuitable for the infirm, disabled or young children.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Norbay 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.
98% of our customers recommended this ship
"Sailing to Ireland."
Very satisfied as usual will never go with anyone else. staff, food and service, accommodation cannot be faulted plus the price is good as well.
Reviewed 15 October 2016 by Samuel who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"A very positive experience."
We boarded in Liverpool on the Norbay at 9:30AM on a Tuesday morning. The boarding procedures went very smoothly and shortly afterwards we enjoyed a lovely buffet breakfast. There were few people on board and the sailing was very quiet. We could have taken a cabin for a reasonable price but opted not to and stayed in the salon reading and watching TV. About 45 minutes before our arrival in Dublin we had a buffet dinner which was very enjoyable. The total crossing time was about 8 hours. It took quite a while to get off the ferry (almost one hour) and that was the only criticism I'd have. Overall, I very positive experience that I'd like to do again.
Reviewed 04 October 2016 by Giuseppe who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
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 Norbay
"Great trip see you soon again "
Reviewed 14 September 2016 by Liam Maher who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Great food. Good clean cabin with shower etc. Good on-board facilities in TV/bar/tea and coffee. It's like a mini cruise.
Reviewed 08 September 2016 by David who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
We take the ferry regularly to visit home in Ireland as we prefer to have the car with us. Plus when we rang to add our pets on our recent trip the customer service agent was very kind and helpful. We booked a cabin on board coming back. It was basic but clean and functional. To date we have always experienced good friendly staff and good journeys each time. We will definitely continue to use the liverpool to dublin p&o ferry for value for money and good experiences while travelling.
Reviewed 06 September 2016 by Colm and Marion who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"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 Norbay
"Begin your Journey to Ireland."
Direct Ferries with P&O is definately the best and cheapest way to cross to Ireland. I have been travelling to Ireland for 30+ years, I used to take the Holyhead route but now use the Liverpool to Dublin route and arrive fully refreshed to begin my drive across to the west of Ireland,Carrick on Shannon for my fishing,friends and of course Guinness !! I would recommend DF to anyone,the price is good the food is good(included in the price by the way) comfortable and friendly service all adds to your trip or holiday to Ireland. I will use DF/P&O every time I travel, Thanks and see you again soon, Alan Payne Northamptonshire,
Reviewed 31 August 2016 by Alan who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
We have used P&O before totally pleasant helpful staff, great meals, good value, smooth sailings even in relatively bad weather can't fault them on anything.
Reviewed 27 August 2016 by Terry & Mary who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Excellent journey to see our family in Sligo x meals restaurant quality x well worth the long journey thanks will be doing it again
Reviewed 20 August 2016 by Sharon who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Friendly, helpful and comfortable"
The staff on both the crossings on the Norbay and European Endeavour were very helpful, friendly and always actively seeking to help. The boats themselves were very comfortable, spacious to walk around on and the quality of cabin was also a very high standard Highly recommend for the low price offered.
Reviewed 09 August 2016 by Luke who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Reviewed 06 August 2016 by Balazs who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Long sailing but it flew by ... Got a Seaview cabin which is a must .... The food and drinks were free and of excellent quality. Time flew past
Reviewed 27 July 2016 by Karen who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Checked in at 01:30. Friendly guy at checkin. A short time later we had the car parked on the car deck. Went to reception got our cabin keys. Cabin is basic but clean and functional. If you intend to take a mobile phone charger or something similar then make sure you have a travel adapter as there is only a 2 pin plug in the cabins. We then went to the dining area and had a meal (included in price of ticket) then back to the cabin and into bed for a sleep. Awoke later, showered and went for breakfast ( again free) Coffee tea fruit juice and chilled water are available free for the duration of the journey. All in all very pleased with the experience. I have seen some reviews claiming that this service is below expectations. My reply is that if you want a cruise ship then book a cruise ship. This is a freight ferry that carries some cars and overall we were very satisfied with our experience. We will definately sail on the European Endeavor and the Norbay again. We would strongly recommend P&O's services between Liverpool and Dublin. Even a friendly wave from a crew member as we drove off.
Reviewed 17 July 2016 by William who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
We sailed on the overnight crossing from Liverpool to Dublin on the 7/72016.Helped by very friendly staff @ the port itself & onboard,we had a very smooth & comfortable crossing.We had a basic but clean outside cabin which was on suite..There was a good choice of food offered for our evening meal on board while ,Breakfast was a continental style.Both of which were included in the ticket price.
Reviewed 14 July 2016 by Kevin who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
This is a great service and we use it on our irish trips and will continue to do so.
Reviewed 13 July 2016 by Eileen who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Love the journey."
Myself and my kids enjoyed the trip it was like we went on a cruise,the meal was delicious and the service was fantastic,it was a real good time for us. I have recommended it for a friend which they have booked will be coming by sunday to liverpool on holiday. Moreover the ship was very clean and cosy.
Reviewed 02 July 2016 by Stella who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Great way to explore Ireland! "
Great start and great finish to a holiday in Ireland. Liverpool ferry terminal easy to find, Dublin terminal VERY difficult to find - and this is the second year we've travelled to and from Dublin. P & O Irish Ferries need to vastly improve signage for motorists. The ONLY downside to a great experience.
Reviewed 28 June 2016 by David who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"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 Norbay
"Excellent service "
I've traveld with P & O ferries from Dublin to Liverpool last week. It's a great journey. Free food served twice a day and tea & coffee and of course soft drinks served all time of 8 hours travelling time. Excellent service.
Reviewed 10 June 2016 by Mahboob who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay