The new season of daily sailings to Liverpool begins on 17th March when Isle of Man Steam Packet Company fast craft Manannan returns to service. It also marks the resumption of Dublin and Belfast sailings for 2016.

Once again passengers will be able to sail in and out of the heart of Liverpool every day on Manannan, and foot passenger prices start from just £17.50 for adults and £8.50 for children aged 4 to 15. Infants aged 3 and under still travel for free.

There are more than 900,000 offer seats available on Steam Packet Company sailings during 2016, and it has been confirmed that the popular Kids Go Free offer will return this summer making family holidays even more affordable.

Plus, with no luggage fees you can take everything you need to enjoy your holiday.

It is hoped the wide choice of offers and regular services between Douglas and Liverpool will not only give more Island residents greater opportunities to travel, but will also help attract more visitors to the Isle of Man.

Liverpool is a perfect destination for a city break, with a mix of shopping, nightlife, entertainment, sport and culture.

A trip to the city is simple and convenient with Manannan’s regular sailings, so why not head off to see your favourite group at the Echo Arena, tour the museums and galleries, enjoy some retail therapy or take in a match at Anfield or Goodison Park.

As ever, Liverpool and the surrounding areas host a diverse range of events throughout the year, including the Food and Drink Spring Festival in April, the Liverpool Biennial festival across the city from July until October, an exhibition of work by Francis Bacon at Tate Liverpool from May until September and the Southport Comedy Festival in October.

Of course, the city is also a great gateway for any break in the UK, with the motorway network just minutes from the Pier Head landing stage and excellent rail, coach and bus links within walking distance. This location is also convenient for tourists heading to the Isle of Man.

The season of Irish services begins on 23rd March with the first sailing of the year to Dublin, and Belfast services resuming on 25th March. If you’re planning a break, Ireland is a great destination, and when you travel with the Steam Packet Company you can take your car and discover more. Why not make it a real holiday by sailing out to either Belfast or Dublin and back from the other, giving you the opportunity to experience the buzzing atmosphere in both cities as well as exploring the countryside at your leisure.

Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘Manannan is ready for another busy season as services to Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin resume. We are looking forward to welcoming many passengers on board the fast craft, both Island residents heading across and visitors travelling to discover the wonders of the Isle of Man.’

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