MV European Causeway
The European Causeway
|Name:||European Causeway |
|Owner:||P&O Ferries |
|Operator:||P&O Ferries (2010-Present)
P&O Irish Sea (2000-2010) 
|Port of registry:||Nassau, Bahamas |
|Builder:||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries|
|Yard number:||1065 |
|In service:||August 2000|
|Identification:||IMO number: 9208394 |
|Tonnage:||20,646 GT |
|Length:||156.2 m (512.5 ft) |
|Beam:||23.4 m (76.8 ft) |
|Draught:||5.5 m (18.0 ft) |
|Propulsion:||4 x Wärtsilä 12V38 |
|Speed:||23 kn (42.6 km/h) |
375 cars 
European Causeway entered service in August 2000 replacing the Pride of Rathlin. She was specially designed for the Cairnryan-Larne route and has not operated in service away from this route only straying for refit periods.
Passenger facilities are located on deck 4.
Bars and Restaurants
- Fables Self Service Restaurant
- Poets Bar
- Commercial Drivers Restaurant
- European Causeway's Drivers Restaurant also doubles as the ships Officer's Mess
- Children's Playroom
- Games Arcade
- Quiet Lounge (2000-2013)
- Video Lounge
- Commercial Drivers Lounge
In 2013 a 'Club Lounge' was installed.
European Causeway does not have an exact sister however P&O ordered two further vessels based on her design:-
- Enlarged version built for P&O Irish Sea's Liverpool (later Mostyn)-Dublin service. Differences include more powerful engines for higher service speed, full bow ramp for landing on linkspans, large stern ramp, passenger cabins, Club Lounge and revised crew facilities.
- European Highlander. Built 2002.
- Enlarged version built for P&O Irish Sea as a partner to the European Causeway. Differences include minor revisions to the passenger deck layout, additional passenger lifts and the use of larger lifeboats rather than Marine evacuation systems
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