The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company has today confirmed a number of changes to the published schedule to ensure it continues to provide a resilient and reliable service until the arrival of new vessel Manxman.
Ben-my-Chree’s annual maintenance period has been brought forward, ahead of the start of the main season. The vessel is now scheduled to enter dry dock at Cammell Laird’s on 23rd March, and return to service for the 08:45 Douglas-Heysham sailing on Friday, 31st March. Ben-my-Chree’s final scheduled sailing before docking will be Wednesday, 22nd March 14:15 from Heysham.
Manannan, currently also undergoing maintenance and a partial refit at Cammell Laird’s, will return to service on 23rd March, covering the 08:45 and 14:15 daytime sailings via Heysham. The high speed craft is then due to begin its scheduled daily sailings to Liverpool landing stage from 31st March.
Arrow will carry out an overnight freight-only service to/from Heysham, beginning with the evening departure from Douglas on Wednesday 22nd March, until the return of Ben-my-Chree at the end of the month.
Customers affected by the changes will be contacted directly by our Reservations Team over the next few days.