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European Highlander

Operated by P&O Irish Sea on the Cairnryan Larne route

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.

Onboard Food and Drink

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.

Onboard Shopping

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.

Travelling with Children

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.

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Onboard European Highlander

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European Highlander Reviews

4.4
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

  • General:4.3
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  • Punctuality:4.7
  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "Plain sailing"

    Planned the trip to the Emerald Isle all on line with no problems, took minutes. Website a doddle. Trip over and return went without a hitch. Will be booking again for next year.

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    Reviewed by Robert who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Larne CAIRNRYAN "

    Lovely shipgreat sevice

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    Reviewed by Patrick who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Crossing to and from Northern Ireland "

    The ferry was spotless and the staff friendly. Plenty of food options. The failing came when it comes to entertainment we sauled with 2 young children and they was nothing for them to do. Once they had eaten it was hard work to entail them. The kids room was aimed at babies and full.of them crawling so my 2 couldn't walk round. The arcade games are either 2 big for them to reach or 18 rated. The 3 to 9 yr olds need to be thought about. All in all a ok crossing but will go with another company next time.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Poor Communication "

    After being emailed, texted and told on the app that my crossing time had changed from 12 noon to 2pm.  On arrival at the port we were then informed that we were booked on the 12 o clock ferry and they don’t even have a 2pm crossing. We were told by P&O that this is quite a common thing that direct ferry’s do. Direct ferry’s have blamed P&. We got on the next ferry at 4pm which was lucky. The worst start to our holiday! Once on the ship it was a pleasant 2hr crossing 

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    Reviewed by Luke who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "All good"

    Efficient booking and loading. Good crossing

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    Reviewed by Martin who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Smooooooth"

    Could not have wished for more. Staff ultra-helpful, timing perfect, voyage relaxed and comfortable, pre text reminder of journey, almost wished it was a longer experience.

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    Reviewed by Raymond Cotterill who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Great sailing "

    Friendly service. Well organized getting on and off ferry with vehicle. This survey would be my only complaint. Can't read it very well due to the blue

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    Reviewed by Sheri Walters who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Not given updated information"

    Travelled with P&O via Direct Ferries on arriving at Cairnryan for a 11am sailing we were informed that the sailing was not happening and we would be on the 12 midday sailing, Direct Ferries didn't update us with the information , we were informed that P & O had advised them to inform all customers but this didn't happen apart from that the outward sailing was fine, return journey was delayed due to a problem with the ferry but were fully updated at the port.

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    Reviewed by Susan who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Tragedy for loyal staff"

    The staff were excellent and professional. Many I noticed went the extra mile and the captain on both ships great communicators. Tragically they may have list their jobs through the greed of the ships owners. I certainly do not plan to travel with p&o if at all possible for future journeys. Better to pay a little more and have staff appreciated. A sad day 

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    Reviewed by Wesley who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "FIRST SAILING......"

    ALL WAS GOOD FROM START TO FINISH MUCH BETTER THAN ANY AIR EXPERIENCE.....TOTAL FREEDOM TO DO ANYTHING REALLY UNLIKE AIR TRAVEL......,.

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    Reviewed by William who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Economical"

    Opted to travel as a foot passenger as P&O didn't double their prices, unlike StenaLine, for the Irish mid-term break. Was collected by a courtesy bus & driven onto the ship. Staff were very helpful, good humoured & attentive, even though they were understaffed. I'd recommend travelling with this company.

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    Reviewed by Alison who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Adversity "

    Despite the awful conditions the ship sailed. This was due to the recent storms. The crossing was smooth, staff helpful and the food was lovely. I would recommend this crossing all the time.

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    Reviewed by Ian who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Last min booking "

    Outgoing & return, every encounter with a member of staff was first class. Polite, professional, booking agent on counter, two G4s staff, catering manager…I will stop there, this was a humble, respectful crew, regardless of their position.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "First impressions matter"

    Check in a Cairnryan started with a warm welcome at reception and throughout the staff and crew were friendly helpful and efficient. Outward winds were gusting 50mph but comfortable and no drama.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Get trip "

    Fantastic service smooth sailing

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    Reviewed by Marina who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "There and back again"

    The weather was fair and kind both ways and the ship tidy in all departments. The barman took instruction well on the proper way to pour a pint of Guinness on the way to Larne. upon return 10 days later, I asked him if he remembered, he said he did , whereupon he poured a lovely creamy pint in the time honoured manner as taut in the Dublin brewery. All was well.

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    Reviewed by Pat Blair who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Weekend in Larne"

    Lovely crossing, both ways. Helped by good weather. Staff on board and at terminals friendly and helpful.

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    Reviewed by Huw who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Quicker to get booked on at short notice than P& O website "

    Cheaper, quicker,and great service

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    Reviewed by Patricia who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Recommended"

    Excellent no problems, rather pricey but great service .

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    Reviewed by Eric who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "Staff are Fantatic"

    The staff were amazing, went out of there way to be helpful, especially the Spanish Gentleman and Costa Coffee. He went out of his way to help people that were very sick because the crossing was choppy. He was first class and he makes a mean Frapachino

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    Reviewed by Naomi who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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