Fast craft Manannan resumes daily services on 1st April


Isle of Man Steam Packet Company vessel Manannan will be resuming sailings to and from Liverpool from Friday 1st April. 

As well as operating primarily between the Island and Liverpool, Manannan will also resume services to Ireland, including Belfast from Wednesday 13th April and Dublin, from Thursday 14th April. 

With the return of fast craft services to all three destinations, it is an ideal time to book a trip, whether that’s a city break, day trip or a package through Steam Packet Holidays, which offers several day and weekend excursions to the UK. Plus, there are more than 900,000 offer fares available on Steam Packet Company sailings in 2022 to take advantage of.  

When travelling on Manannan you can enjoy the ease of just stepping on board, sitting back and relaxing in a choice of spacious lounges, with comfortable seating and plenty of legroom. Plus, the convenient port means you’re sailing straight into the heart of Liverpool City Centre, just a few minutes’ walk from the action.  

Enjoy a drink with friends in one of the bars as you sail or stop by the Coast-to-Coast café to find a wide selection of hot and cold meals and snacks. For newspapers, magazines, toys, books, gifts, cosmetics and fragrances – head to the onboard shop, Ocean Avenue.  

There are also two cinema lounges on Manannan showing family-friendly films, so there is plenty to keep everybody entertained during the journey, making it very much all part of the fun.  

Brian Thomson, Managing Director of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, said: ‘This time of year we look forward to the return of Manannan and the recommencement of daily sailings to Liverpool and regular crossings to Dublin and Belfast. With new and exciting developments happening on board both vessels, we’re endeavouring to make customer journey’s even more comfortable and enjoyable, we’re excited to welcome people on board in the near future.’ 

‘With travel on and off the Island opening-up after a challenging couple of years following the outbreak of Covid-19, it’s wonderful to see many residents and visitors alike using the Steam Packet Company to take a well-earned holiday.’ 

Manannan’s first sailing to Liverpool is scheduled for 07:30 on Friday 1st April, with a return at 11:15.

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Manannan in Liverpool