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
"P and o sailling "
I think you should ask passengers not to lay one person on the lounge seats as the first on thay grab a seat and everyone else has to sit on the smaller chairs for the seven hours trips
Reviewed by Paul who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
It's a basic style ship, more for freight but it is fine. Dinner, breakfast and cabin are included in the night crossing. The cabin is again functional with an ensuite. Plenty of hot water and good white linen. Absolutely fine. Meals again are adequate. Friendly and helpful staff. All went well embarking and disembarking
Reviewed by Gillian who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Sailing from Liverpool to Dublin was flawless. Friendly welcome on board, informed of mealtimes and given key for our cabin which was spotless. Breakfast and evening meal meal were tasty with plenty of choice. Free hot drinks available throughout trip. Return trip was not so good,toilets out of use so had to use cabin, no bacon for breakfast and orange/apple juice machine not working.
Reviewed by Rosemarie who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Could do with more signage in Liverpool to port. Entry to ship fine. Sailing perfect. Shipclean. Cabin clean. Meals OK.
Reviewed by Thomas who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Summer Sailing "
Great way to travel and cabin was so comfortable. As it's a long sail would definitely recommend booking the cabin. Thanks Guys!!!!
Reviewed by Regina who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Good experience with children"
We travelled as a family of 5(2 adults and 3 children-1,3,6). When leaving Liverpool the ship was delayed for 2,5 hours which understandably can happen. As compensation we were given 2 cabins free of charge . We greatly appreciate this as I think it opened our eyes that we needed cabins when travelling with such young children. The cabins were great, clean and cosy for our journey. On our journey home we purchased 2 cabins for 40€. All the children slept for some of the journey! The communal area again was clean and tidy. Great options for the catering side and it was all included in the price . Limited options for the children but they still are something! The only flaw was no children area as so previous ferries we were on but we brought lots to entertain them. Overall good experience and would travel again. The staff were all kind and courteous
Reviewed by Laura Granville who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
We were please with the service. The ship staff were very nice, cheerful & helpful. The ship is a little old but clean & adequet facilities. The food is acceptable and good enought choice as its part of the package. I would have liked bigger towels for shower use & a hand towel & there was no soap in the dispensers in the cabin bathroom.
Reviewed by James who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
We always travel P&O Dublin-Liverpool route every time wouldn't travel any other. Staff very friendly and helpful, meals lovely great choice, cabin and bed comfortable. Arrive nice and fresh after a good sleep. Quick loading and unloading of passenger vehicles and punctual every time we travelled. Booking with Direct Ferries is so simple.
Reviewed by Reginald J who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"norbank v norbay"
both ships services and staff are excellent , however in my opinion norbank has the edge, seemed to be more selection foodwise and obviously cabins a bit more updated. just a minor point there is never any soap or shower gell in the cabin dispensers, we know to bring our own. drinks facilities at Dublin port are very poor and are only available when check in is opened.
Reviewed by Mark who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Liverpool - Dublin"
We enjoyed a very pleasant ferry both ways in calm weather. The breakfast and dinner were included in the price and were very good. The cabin came in very useful for resting and privacy though not essential for holiday makers. Overall, happy with the experience but waiting 1 hour in a lock system was tedious.
Reviewed by Anthony who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Used a few times and will use again"
I've used this ferry a number of times and I am always happy with the service, the staff on board are great and can not do enough to help, the ship is clean and cabins are comfy.
Reviewed by Delia who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Everything was good, especially the food. The only 'BIG' fault is that I completed my task in Ireland so was ready to leave for the UK mainland 12 hrs earlier than booked. I went to the ferry port to see if I could get an earlier ferry transfer as I was extremely tired because of driving 750 miles or so and had 300 more to do but the P&O ferry port was closed for the night! Stena for one were still operating at night but the cost of the journey back with them and considering half of the cost that I had paid P&O (for the return journey) would have been wasted, made it inefficient.
Reviewed by Lloyd who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Review of my travel experience."
Great way to travel, better than all the other ferries on the Irish sea. This was my first time on the Liverpool to Dublin ferry as they now take motor bikes.. Quick loading and unloading passengers, great breakfast and dinner, cabin was comfortable and warm, shower was lovely and hot. bed was great after 4 hour journey to get to the boat, slept till they called me for dinner. 5 stars all the way.
Reviewed by Wayne who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Norbay and Norbank"
Thoroughly enjoyable crossing s on calm seas.The cabins were clean and tidy with en suite facilities.A powerful shower which was excellent. The only issue is very minor but not enough dining space away from the tv lounge at busy times. Will definitely recommend and look forward to using the service again
Reviewed by Kevin who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Excellent service meals were fabulous would definitely use again highly recommended
Reviewed by Rory who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Amazing experience "
It is a long trip from Dublin-Liverpool but starting from breakfast and dinner included also we got a cabin for 22.50 pounds so me and mum took it plus we had a small baby with us which made it so comfortable! Thank you very much we will travel again.
Reviewed by Kristina who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Nice trip . Very late though "
Arrived in 2.5 hours behind schedule. Ship was perfect other than that.
Reviewed by Nicholas who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Ferry to Ireland."
Totally satisfied with the sail from Liverpool to Dublin and the sail back two weeks later. After driving to the ferry the breakfast that comes with the ticket was well appreciated. A delicious full English breakfast served by polite cheerful staff. At the end of the sail a full dinner that equals the breakfast. Very well received and so good not to have to find something to eat after leaving the ferry. Great service !!!
Reviewed by Linda who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
My recent trip was not very pleasant the staff on the loading deck were horrible they would be a course on dealing with coustomers who at the end of the day are paying their wages,no comparison to stenna line or Irish ferries.
Reviewed by Tom who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
Despite being delayed by over 12 hours, unable to cross till late last night due to adverse weather conditions we were made as comfortable as possible and updated regularly from the start Liverpool dock up till docking in Dublin.
Reviewed by Colleen who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay