Norbay is a conventional cruise ferry featuring a host of onboard facilities including delicious complimentary food, a TV lounge, a bar, an onboard shop and comfortable cabins.
Onboard the Norbay you’ll find comfortable en-suite 2 bed cabins with a choice of either inside or with a sea view.
Meals are included in the price and complimentary tea, coffee and fruit juice are available throughout the sailing.
There is a basic shop onboard the Norbay
If you've forgotten to change currency, you can do this onboard at the Bureau de Change.
There are no lifts to the main passenger areas and access is by a staircase therefore the Norbay may be unsuitable for the infirm, disabled or young children.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Norbay guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
97% of our customers recommended this ship
We both enjoyed crossing , food really good , would use again
Reviewed 12 September 2015 by Rhonda who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Excellent trip all round"
We travelled on daytime sailings, and the experience could not have been bettered on either journey. Booking-in was easy and friendly. Loading was quick. The food and service were cooked and presented to an exellent standard. The cabins were quite large and contained everything we needed for a sleep and shower etc. Unloading was again acheived qucikly and without fuss. Overall, a very pleasant experience. We would definitely recommend this route to Ireland.
Reviewed 01 September 2015 by Stephen who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Return sailing from Liverpool to Dublin."
Easy booking @ great rate. Smooth sailing both times. Clean boat, great food & friendly & courteous staff. Quick & easy boarding & disembarking.
Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
This is an easy crossing. Having food included in the price is wonderful, especially with children. We didn't book a cabin however the reclining chairs are comfortable enough. Will use this crossing again. 😀
Reviewed 20 August 2015 by Lorraine who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Journey from Liverpool to Dublin & return journey"
This was the cheapest ferry to Ireland. Staff were very friendly & helpful. The fact that you get breakfast and dinner etc as part of the price is fantastic!! Big bonus. The ferry left an hour late from Liverpool, but we were in no rush once we got to Dublin. Food was fab!! On the return journey we had breakfast at 9am & at 16:00 we had a choice of 3 main meals & pudding, fab! It's a basic ship as mainly used for freight, and so not much choice of areas to sit. However, on the return journey we had to be up at 4am to miss Dublin rush hour for 9am ferry, we were wrecked. So, I went to the reception and saw you could get an en-suite double berth room with window for only £20, best money spent. We were able to go to sleep for a few hours, read, have a shower and it was lovely & clean. I will definitely use this route again, best value all round.
Reviewed 19 August 2015 by Rachael who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Everything Good As Normal..."
I make this trip regularly & every sailing is well managed & professional. Meals are good & everything is clean & tidy on board...
Reviewed 19 August 2015 by Shaun who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Trip from Dublin to Liverpool"
After an early journey from the West, (begun at 04.00am) I was very glad to secure a comfortable cabin where I had a much needed sleep and a shower. The provision of both breakfast and dinner shortened the journey and I would certainly use this route again. Good value for money.
Reviewed 16 August 2015 by Maura who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"A lovely start to our holiday"
My family and I really enjoyed our P&O Irish Sea crossing from Liverpool to Dublin. It was hassle free and we really felt that our two week break in Ireland started when we got on board the ferry. The food was very good and the staff were friendly.
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by Liam who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"My Norbay/Norbank trip"
Once again, everything was perfect. I travel this route several times a year with my wife and our dog, and it's the way our dog is taken into consideration by the crew and the handlers that keeps us coming back. The privilege of being stowed "last on/first off" on the main deck rather than on the upper deck with the other passenger/tourist vehicles is very much appreciated. We've already booked our next trip! Thank you P&O - you're fantastic!
Reviewed 15 August 2015 by John who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Appreciation of your service"
What can I say? The whole experience was a very pleasant one. Mind you, the crossing was smooth (not lumpy), and we did pay the extra for a cabin. Very good value, crew we encountered were friendly and efficient. I would most certainly travel with you again, and recommend your service to others. A VERY BIG THANKS TO YOU ALL!!
Reviewed 08 August 2015 by Steve Whiteside who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
We chose to have have a shorter drive and a long ferry trip rather than the other way around. The price was very good and the instructions said food was provided. You board the ferry at 7.00 /7,30 depending on which direction you are traveling, breakfast was served by 8.30am and a further meal was served at 4.00pm. The food was very good and plenty of it. There was a hot drinks machine which was available throughout the journey. No lunch was provided, which would not be a problem if you could purchase a sandwich / pasty or some sort of lunch time item. All there was for sale was crisps, chocolate and peanuts. Cabins could be purchased for about £15, we didn't bother with one as there was plenty of comfortable seating. This is mainly a freight vessel and therefore the passenger space is much reduced, this being said there are not as many passengers to fill the space. You can take a stroll on deck which was a little bracing. There are two TV lounges, you can change the channels once you figure out the controls, There were some DVD's available on the way out but not on the way back. Between the serving of meals, watching TV, DVD's playing games ( I brought a little box of travel games and playing cards) the eight hours didn't pass too badly. Cars are parked on deck surrounded by lorry trailers, on the way out the sea was rough and all the cars had a coating of salt on them. Not sure if it is related but the emissions filter light came on, we came to the conclusion it had been covered in salt, a fortnight later it eventually went out. All in all I would recommend this as a reasonable way to avoid driving all the way to South Wales. you can walk around pop to the loo, have something to eat instead of sitting in the car unable to do all of the above. Just remember bring some lunch and something to entertain yourself.
Reviewed 07 August 2015 by Christopher who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Liverpool Dublin Ferry trip"
Good service, helpful staff very pleasant voyage as always great value for price
Reviewed 05 August 2015 by William who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Good value, comfortable crossing."
Easy to check in, good service. Very impressed with the free meal! Thank you.
Reviewed 01 August 2015 by Jennifer who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Over all very good service"
Overall very good service on the ferry. However at both ends- liverpool and Dublin- the P&O port was very difficult to find -not well sign- posted and not enough info at booking stage. This meant that the beginning of both journeys was very stressful as we tried to find the place and we're late both times. Thankfully we didn't miss the boat.
Reviewed 25 July 2015 by Matthew who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
I enjoyed the crossing, eveyone so helpful. The meals provided was free and tasty. Good job. Well done.
Reviewed 19 July 2015 by Steven who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Liverpool - dublin"
A great crossing to liverpool, the food was excellent, would definatly use it again, only drawback there was no wifi. Excellent crossing apart from that.
Reviewed 15 July 2015 by Paul who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Fantastic way to start our holiday in Ireland!"
Very relaxing way to start our amazing 4 week holiday in Ireland. All inclusive food was good and staff were very friendly. Already planning our holiday for next year and will definitely start and end it in the same way. Thank you!
Reviewed 12 July 2015 by David who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Dublin to Liverpool"
The service on board was fine however we were asked to be at the dock 1.5 hours before departure. When we arrived at this time we had to wait for 0.75 hours before boarding commenced. This was a complete waste of time.
Reviewed 09 July 2015 by Simon who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Our Irish Trip"
Generally happy with ferry crossing. Thanks
Reviewed 02 July 2015 by William who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay
"Everything Was Good As Usual"
Great Crossing, staff helpful & polite, the day crossings suit me best as you can almost guarantee a cabin to yourself, which is ideal to get on with some paperwork. Food good & plenty of it. I use this crossing on a regular basis & never have any problems other than the sea of course which like any other can sometimes be a bit rough.
Reviewed 26 June 2015 by Shaun who travelled with P&O Irish Sea on Norbay