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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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  • Catering:4.0
  • Punctuality:4.7
  • Cleanliness:4.5
  • "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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  • "Excellent!"

    Excellent!

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

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  • "Travel Cairnryan to Larne "

    Excellent trip again cannot fault the streamless experience and outstanding service from staff and the fantastic facilities on offer for adults and families. Well done and thank you look forward to using this service in the future journey to family in Ireland 🇮🇪 🤩

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

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  • "Always a great experience on P&O"

    We always enjoy taking the ferry to and from Northern Ireland and Scotland and never have a bad experience. We always book through Direct Ferries as their prices are good, staff communication, and email updates are brilliant and comforting. The staff on board the ship are attentive and friendly, including catering, car deck staff, and checking in staff too. Especially in times of Covid-19, we're grateful for the cool, calm, and collected atmosphere that all staff involved with the ferry check in, and traveling, create for everyone on board :) Thaaaaanks

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

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  • "new year"

    it was fine

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

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  • "Excellent "

    Very good service and very safe

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    Reviewed by Malik Shahzad Ahmad who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on European Highlander

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  • "P&O ... simply the best."

    I travelled to from Cairnryan to Larne to bring my 91 year old father to stay with us for Christmas. We all travelled from Larne back to Cairnryan. My Dad has a blue badge and this let the P&O staff know that he needed assistance. The staff were so compassionate, kind and helpful. We did the same journey after Christmas to get my Dad back home. Again the service was amazing. The ship was well wiped and cleaned in accordance with Covid regulations. The journey port to port is exactly 2 hours in duration. Definitely the fastest operator. I travel this route often to visit my Dad: I would not consider using any other operator.

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

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  • "Excellent "

    Very pleasant experience. Stress free.

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

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  • "Christmas trip to N. Ireland"

    This was a first class trip to NI via the Cairnryan/Larne service onboard European Causeway. As ever, P & O were very well organised; staff onboard were excellent and it was so good to see that a member of the staff took time to go round the accomodation spaces enforcing the mask wearing legal requirement. Funny how some people, even after all this time, still fail to do the right thing and wear their mask. I was so pleased to hear the Captain make a main broadcast to remind individuals that this is a lawful requirement. Catering onboard is now so much better with friendly and informed staff there to assist. Arrival and disembarkation in Larne was hassle free and I give P & O a 10/10 for this service.

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

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