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P&O Irish Sea

With P&O Irish Sea Ferries, you can sail between England and the Republic of Ireland, and Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The brand name of P&O Irish Sea was created in 1998, which was used until 2010 when the company rebranded and changed its name back to P&O Ferries. In terms of routes, the seasonal Troon-Larne service uses the P&O Express fast craft, the year round Cairnryan-Larne service utilises cruise ferries, while the Liverpool-Dublin route is completed by conventional ships.

The business established its ferry services in the late 1960s, originally just operating in the North Sea and English Channel, but the world famous brand P&O Ferries we know today was founded in 2002, offering multiple routes all around the United Kingdom and Ireland. P&O Ferries’ ships have everything you would need to keep the whole family happy on the Irish Sea thanks to the well-equipped children’s entertainment areas and arcade rooms, for the slightly older kids. Also on-board are numerous shops selling discounted products and luxurious club lounges, ideal for the longer England-Ireland route.

With directferries.co.uk you can find P&O Irish Sea timetables, fares and book P&O Irish Sea ferry tickets. Where applicable we’ll also compare P&O Irish Sea with alternative ferry companies.

All P&O Irish Sea routes

P&O Irish Sea Customer Reviews

  • "First time in Ireland with a caravan"

    I have to say we were very apprehensive in coming to Ireland with our caravan. It was the first time we have ever been on a ferry with it and we were not sure what to expect. The experience was nothing but positive. Access to both ports Stranraer and Larne was excellent. Well signposted and the staff were so helpful at check in. Nothing was too much trouble. Accessing/exiting the ferry too was brilliant. The ferry itself and the journey again excellent. Amenities good and plenty of seating etc. The journey in both directions occurred for us on a very calm sea. The ferry was clean and well maintained. The ports also had satisfactory amenities. All in all an excellent experience. We boarded and exited exactly on time!

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  • "Scotland "

    Excellent trip really enjoyed and so did the family

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  • "Family "

    Experience was very good, I would definitely recommend and use this service again

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  • "Trip to Larne"

    Trip to Larne with the ferryboat from Cairnryan was excellent: good weather, a ship in good condition, a good and efficient service on boat and on land, punctuality and good food on board, what do you want more!? Thanks for an enjoyable journey.

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