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Good value if you travel overnight

Expensive if you don't

I live on the Isle of Man so if I want to get on and off the Island with my car the Steam Packet is my only choice. In general their service is pretty good and fairly punctual. Considering the prevailing weather and sea conditions in the Irish Sea they keep pretty close to the timetable most of...

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Fast, fairly comfortable, quite cheap

Punctuality is a bit out, staff seem quite disorga...

This weekend, I had the pleasure of visiting the Isle of Man. For this trip, your choices are limited to the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company or various airlines which are completely impractical if you want to take the car and fairly expensive. With this in mind, I booked a return for two people...

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“Heysham - Douglas”

published 21/08/2000

you can take the car

grossly expensive, and basic accomadation on board

Living quite close to Heysham we occasionally have days out on the Isle of Man, it is a shame that the Isle of Man steam packet Co doen't have any competition as their fares are astronomically high when compared to other UK ferry companies tariffs, and also when time on board and distance...

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“Liverpool-Douglas Pot Luck”

published 17/08/2001

Price

Punctuality not great, Some ferries very cramped

I have recently returned from a short break in the Isle of Man and we used the IOM Steam Packet car ferry to get there. It's cheaper than flying (particularly for the 4 of us) and you don't have to worry about getting to and from airports etc., as you can take your car there. That said it is...

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“Sailing.... slowly”

published 31/10/2005

Cheapest way to get to the island

Boats are often late

The Isle of Man Steampacket is the cheapest and unfortuanetly, slowest way to get to or from the Isle of Man. The boats travel to numerous destinations ; Douglas, Belfast, Liverpool, Heysham and Dublin, and usually have twice daily sailings to each destination. When I generally use the...

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“Isle of Man Steam Packet”

published 28/03/2007

It runs every day

it doesn't run if its too windy

I live on the isle of man, we have a popular saying to folk who come over the water, "if you don't like it, there is a boat in the morning" this is true today as it has ever been. The steam packet is the only passenger service operating to and from the island. Douglas is the main port. Today...

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Not for me

Marginally better than swimming across dragging yo...

Inflexible, over priced, takes too long, the ferry...

I used the Steam Packet Ferry from Heysham to Douglas for the 2009 TT races. Granted, we booked it late but we booked it on the proviso that we could stand in line for stand by to come back a day early, we would not have booked it if we couldn't take our chances on getting back on the Sunday. I...

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“Overpriced - Monopoly”

published 15/06/2007

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Expensive, can be overcrowded

I have family living on the isle of Man, and have travelled mainly from Haysham to Douglas using the Ben-my-chree on many occasions. I find that the main problem is the high cost of travel, this hinders the amount of times we can visit, for example 2 adults and 1 11 year old travelling as foot...

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Not for me

None that I can think of!

The Steam Packet need to train there staff!!

I have lived on the Isle of Man for 22 Years. I now live in the UK and recently tried to book a trip to the Isle of Man by boat and Rail from Cambridge. Naturally I thought the best thing to do was to contact the IOM Steam Packet - WRONG. I got through to them by Telephone, they told me the cost...

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