P&O weather delays

P&O have posted the following to their sailing updates page: “Larne and Cairnryan sailings are currently operating with delays of up to at least x 2 hours. Due to adverse forecast weather conditions we anticipate further disruptions through out the day and would advise ALL passengers with non-urgent travel to ring our Contact Centre to re-arrange. We will not be accepting any new bookings on any sailing from either Larne or Cairnryan at any time today.”

Service update

The following is from P&O   “P&O Ferries Updates @POferriesupdate Please note there will be no sailing @ 16:30 ex Larne or 20:00 ex Cairnryan today. All other services are operating as scheduled.” Additionally Stena Superfast VII is off today for some maintenance, so just 1 ship for each Stena and P&O running today.  It would appear that this is another technical issue for European Causeway.  No indication how long she will be off service for yet.

North Channel update – Stena and P&O

We have been advised that Stena Line will have Superfast VIII withdrawn for maintenance between Tuesday and Thursday.  Her last sailing will be tonights midnight departure from Lough Ryan Port.  It had been earlier reported (but not on this site) that she would be withdrawn today, but delays at H&W have led to this being postponed. Due to the ongoing improvement works at Cairnryan it is expected that there will be a 48 hour stoppage from Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th of May in order for the new linkspan and conventional ferry berth to be completed, with services resuming on the 26th using the new berth.  No further details are available at present, with the details above subject to change.

North Channel update

European Highlander is more or less confirmed as not returning until Wednesday. P&O have posted to twitter a 4 sailing timetable for Monday and Tuesday: “Revised schedule for Monday & Tuesday; Ex Larne – 0730, 1330, 1930, 0130 Ex Cairnryan – 1030, 1630, 2230, 0430. Call 0845 839 845 for update” Passengers expecting to travel with P&O over the next few days are advised to contact P&O for the latest information. Meanwhile, Stena Superfast VII may return from Harland & Wolff early tomorrow evening.  She had originally been expected to return on Tuesday morning.  Express has left Belfast and is now at Larne.  Her season operating to Troon begins on Monday 31st of March.