The new season of daily sailings to Liverpool begins on 31st March when Isle of Man Steam Packet Company fast craft Manannan returns to service. The vessel’s return also marks the resumption of Dublin and Belfast sailings for 2017.

Passengers will be able to sail in and out of the heart of Liverpool every day on Manannan, with foot passenger prices starting from just £18.50 for adults and £9.50 for children aged 4 to 15. Infants under 4 years still travel for free.

There are more than 900,000 offer seats available on Steam Packet Company sailings during 2017, and the popular Kids Go Free Summer Special offer will return this year making family holidays even more affordable.

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

Liverpool is a great destination for a city break, with fantastic shopping, nightlife, entertainment, sport and culture to enjoy.

A trip to the city is simple and convenient with Manannan’s regular sailings to the heart of Liverpool, so people can easily head off to see major artists at the Echo Arena, tour the museums and galleries, enjoy retail therapy or take in a match at Anfield or Goodison Park.

Liverpool 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 central location is also convenient for visitors heading to the Isle of Man.

The season of Irish services begins on 9th April with the first sailing of 2017 to Belfast, and Dublin services resume on 12th April. Ireland is a wonderful destination for a break, and with the Steam Packet Company you can take your car and discover more. Make even more of your time away by sailing into one of these historic cities and back from the other, so you experience the buzzing atmosphere of both as well as exploring the countryside at your leisure.

Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: ‘Manannan is ready for another busy season of services to Liverpool, Belfast and Dublin. 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.’