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Pleasant and comfortable trip both ways

This ferry compares favourably with those of similar journey length and provides good choice of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Derek H
Freckleton, United Kingdom
Mostly good experience

Plus: Very good service at check in by a nice elderly lady. Modern ferry Minus: Staff aboard... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Douglas, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible9%
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“premier lounge”(12 reviews)
“ferry crossing”(10 reviews)
“fast craft”(9 reviews)
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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Sea Terminal, Peveril Place Isle of Man, Douglas IM1 2RF
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just want to say a massive thanks to all the staff on the Ben my Chee as I travel a lot to the island and alway use premium lounge . The staff are amazing and do friendly and the lady in the shop is always...More

Thank parky6969
Reviewed 5 days ago

Caught the steam packet ferry from Liverpool to Douglas, almost three hours cooped up on board, the only place where passengers were allowed out was a very small deck at the back for smokers ( the spray blowing back put my wife's cigarette out) when...More

Thank allan s
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the only way to get to and from the IOM with a car and, unless you do a 3 or 5 day return, expensive. Boats are very clean and food is not too expensive - coffee is good at usual Costa prices. The...More

Thank beeiom
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time I gave been on a ferry crossing. Staff were very helpful at both ends. Ricky going out but more steady coming back. Good clean boat. Lots to do ie cinema, food court, bar, shop.

Thank ShellC24
Reviewed 1 week ago

This ferry compares favourably with those of similar journey length and provides good choice of meals and drinks and there is a separate bar. It is clean and kept very tidy by cheerful and helpful staff. Our trips were right on schedule and boarding and...More

1  Thank Derek H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very enjoyable crossings, both there and back. We booked seats in the Lounge and were offered complementary refreshments throughout the journeys.

Thank buddhismjudy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Train from Manchester to Liverpool Lime Street, use same ticket to get underground to James Street near sea terminal. Straightforward onto ship we kept our bags with us. Had to carry bags up stairs so may be unsuitable for some.Plenty of room and easy disbarment....More

Thank Liz a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent service, These people get slated, ut we have never had any trouble with them. Kept us informed when there was a delay.

Thank Kath C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Plus: Very good service at check in by a nice elderly lady. Modern ferry Minus: Staff aboard unfriendly. Car not fixed despite rough weather

Thank CJLT3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So on the Liverpool sailing on the Manannan this morning we paid for a breakfast which was just shy of £10 and cold. Complained and they said we could have a replacement when we wanted. So far so good! Well no. Went up to get...More

2  Thank Tony L
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Claire F
23 August 2018|
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Response from Jo R | Reviewed this property |
Totally depends on the weather on the day. I've had really smooth crossings but also really rough ones.
Adrienne W
11 July 2018|
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Response from Jsailox | Reviewed this property |
I think that you are remaining in the UK, but may have to declare it on disembarkation in Douglas.
Brian D
29 April 2018|
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Response from Martin R | Reviewed this property |
A small one but not sure if allowed out when journey starts.