We’re loath to diss operators here but there’s no defending torpedoing of staff… it’s P&O no no Stena’s who to know.
Like many of the Fiftysomething Irish-Scots variety I knew my way around a ship long before I stepped on a plane.
And Townsend Thoresen from Cairnryan to Larne were as familiar a transport provider to me as the 44 bus across Glasgow to school.
P&O took over TT in 1987 by which time I had disembarked to England and started flying to Ireland.
A different ship
And with Ryanair emerging to fly us at budget prices ferries were reserved for family holidays and house moves.
Now ships have certainly upgraded from the Seventies when I would run the toy cars on deck which I had bought from the ship shop.
I have been fortunate enough to be hosted by Stena in dock in Dublin, viewed their cabins and cinema hubs, bars and restaurants.
Treat your staff well
I pride myself on the courtesy I was taught by my parents never to look down on staff.
If only the same could be said for P&O.
Stena offers a sample three-day return from Cairnryan to Belfast from £119.
Alas, The Scary One insisted our last Stena trip to Scotland was a single!
If you tolerate this
So, if you want to protest against P&O, and in the words of Manic Street Preachers…
‘If you tolerate this, then your children will be next.’
Then sail with our go-to ferry company, you won’t be disappointed.
So from us it’s P&O no no Stena’s who to know.