Isle of Man Steam Packet Company fastcraft Manannan returns to service on 26th March, beginning a new season of regular sailings from Liverpool and even more chances to discover the wonders of the Isle of Man.

This year Manannan will operate an additional 48 Liverpool sailings as the Steam Packet Company responds to customer demands for more services. In addition to more sailings, the Steam Packet Company has cut the cost of child fares, which now start at just £9 each way, and has confirmed that the ever-popular Kids Go Free offer will return this summer.

The daily services from the heart of Liverpool direct to the Isle of Man’s capital Douglas are the perfect start to a getaway, whether travelling on foot or with a car or motorcycle. Sit back and relax as the fastcraft speeds you across the water, and take advantage of the on-board facilities, including dining options, the bar, the Ocean Avenue shop, and the two cinema lounges showing family-friendly films. For younger travellers there’s also the Junior Shipmates play area to enjoy.

The Isle of Man is a great destination offering something for everyone. It has stunning landscape, beautiful beaches and a rich history, preserved in stunning heritage sites. A magnet for cyclists, hikers, golfers and, thanks to the legendary Isle of Man TT, motorcycle fans, there’s also plenty of attractions and events for families to choose from throughout the year.

While fastcraft Manannan delivers sailings from Liverpool, Steam Packet Company vessel Ben-my-Chree will continue its services from Heysham in Lancashire, also offering regular connections to the Isle of Man.

Travelling with the Steam Packet Company gives you the freedom to bring your own vehicle and explore at your leisure, and with no luggage fees, you can bring everything you need.

Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘We’re looking forward to another busy season as Manannan returns and look forward to welcoming even more visitors to the Isle of Man.

‘We hope the addition of 48 more Liverpool sailings, coupled with reduced fares for children and the return of the Kids Go Free offer, will encourage more people to travel to the Island in 2015, and find out why it is such a special place.’

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