European Highlander

The little sister to European Causeway, the European Highlander has worked our Cairnryan to Larne route since 2002.

What the European Highlander lacks in age, she makes up for in size and speed. She is 6m longer than the Causeway and sails a top speed of 23 knots – making her one of the fastest ferries on the Irish Sea.

We recently asked passengers what they wanted from our Irish Sea ships. As a result, £20m has been invested, with the European Highlander getting a makeover in 2013.

The ship now features more comfortable seating areas, refurbished restaurants, a new menu and an all-new Club Lounge for those who want a little extra luxury on board.

With up to seven sailings a day, there’s also an improved timetable, so even more people can enjoy sailing the Irish Sea on our ferries.


Deck plan

  • The terminal is all on one level and there are wide walkways for wheelchair users.

  • A caddy car (to take passengers on board) and wheelchairs are available at the terminal on request.

  • If you’re in a car and need to be parked close to a lift, please let us know before departure.

  • A limited number of wheelchairs are available for use on board.

  • On board lifts and shopping and dining areas are wheelchair friendly.

  • Disabled toilets can be found on the passenger deck.

At your destination point
  • If you’ve used an on board wheelchair, staff will collect it from you when you leave.

  • If you need extra help at your destination port, please let us know.

  • You can contact us by emailing our customer service team on: to check before you travel.




Japan, 2002




Gross tonnage

Gross tonnage