With the delayed arrival of the Marine Surveyors from the UK we have no choice other than to cancel Manannan sailings on Saturday 26th March and Sunday 27th March.
We will start using Arrow today (Friday) which will release passenger and vehicle capacity on Ben-my-Chree. We have called in additional crew allowing her to operate on maximum passenger capacity.
Sailings to and from Ireland:
Regrettably there are no opportunities available for us to operate a sailing to Ireland before Wednesday 30th March, which means we have unfortunately had to cancel the Dublin sailings on Sunday 27th March. We currently have a sailing of Manannan to Belfast scheduled at 07:00 on Wednesday 30th March; should the repairs to Manannan take longer than planned, we have a contingency of operating a sailing to Belfast with Ben-my-Chree. This would depart at 19:30 with the return departing Belfast at 01:00 Thursday 31st March.
Sailings to and from Liverpool Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 March:
All Liverpool passengers and their vehicles have been automatically transferred to alternative sailings as shown below – you do not need to make contact with us to confirm these arrangements unless you wish to transfer to other sailings.
Saturday 26th March:
Passengers and vehicles booked on Douglas to Liverpool at 07:30 & 15:00 have been automatically transferred to the Douglas to Heysham sailing at 19:45.
Passengers and vehicles booked on Liverpool to Douglas at 11:15 & 19:15 have been automatically transferred to the Heysham to Douglas sailing at 02:15 Sunday 27th March.
Sunday 27th March:
Passengers and vehicles booked on Douglas to Liverpool at 15:00 have been automatically transferred to the Douglas to Heysham sailing at 08:45.
Passengers and vehicles booked on Liverpool to Douglas at 19:15 have been automatically transferred to the Heysham to Douglas sailing at 14:15.
In order to check-in, please present your original booking confirmation/reference number.
Coach transfers for foot passengers:
Coaches will be available to transfer foot passengers between Liverpool and Heysham as follows:
- Depart Liverpool Terminal 11:00 for the 14:15 Heysham departure
- Depart Liverpool Terminal 20:30 for the 02:15 Heysham departure
- Depart Heysham on arrival of Ben-my-Chree – journey time is expected to be approximately 90 minutes.
Notice for online account holders on disrupted Manannan sailings:
The best way to check for alternative sailing options is to log in to your online account, access your booking and use the ‘amend’ function.
A further update will be provided for next week’s sailings by midday Saturday 26th March.