Back home after a voyage on the Stena Mersey. Once again efficient and courteous staff. Ship identical to the Lagan, and we took the same passage around the sw tip of Isle of Man, where the swell was a bit more, but nothing uncomfortable.
The only thing that marred my trip was a passenger who was very aggressive with me. I complained about a screaming child and mother who were running around the Met area playing hide and seek and screaming loudly, treating the place as a creche. Her husband said he would "xxxing do me over" if I didn't shut up and leave. He said there were plenty of other areas on the ship - which is not true as the Barista coffee bar is the only other area and that has Curious George stuck to it. I told him they could make noise as much as they wanted there. But after further aggressive swearing and threats of "doing me over so I wouldn't be in one piece by the time we arrived in Liverpool I thought it might be sensible to leave to another area of the ship. The swear words and aggressiveness of this person made it sensible to move, although he had committed criminal offences in threatening me, and if he had done it once again I would have reported him to the police.
Sadly there are these people around who can't help but swear and who think that they are always right - but let me make one thing clear how his wife and kid were behaving was not just a little noisy, the shouting wad all over the place, and I heard them in the terminal in Belfast as well.
Anyway, al's well that ends well. Looking forward to my trip on the Stena Hollandica and Britannica from Harwich next month now, and my Extra points earned on board will come in very useful.
It was Annwyl easy drive out of Birkenhead, and foot pax loads were about 25-45 on each trip - so not bad.
So long as you take some work to do with you, the trip goes quite quickly during the day.
Ferry arrived on time in Birkenhead and offloading of foot pax better than at Holyhead. Believe these ships take a lot of unaccompanied freight.