MS Norbay

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Arriving in on the Mersey, Liverpool
Name: Norbay

1993–1996: Nedlloyd

1996–present: P&O North Sea Ferries
Operator: P&O Ferries
Port of registry: Hamilton,  Bermuda
Route: LiverpoolDublin
Builder: Van der Giessen de Noord
Yard number: 962
Launched: 1994
Status: In service
General characteristics
Tonnage: 17,464 GT
Length: 166.77 metres (547.1 ft)
Beam: 23.4 metres (77 ft)
Draft: 5.8 metres (19 ft)
Installed power: 4x Sulzer diesel
Speed: 22 knots (25 mph)
Capacity: 2,040 lanemetres; 114 passengers

MS Norbay is a ro-ro freight vessel that is owned and operated by the British ferry company Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. She was built by Van Der Giessen-de Noord N.V., Netherlands in 1994.[2]


The Norbay was built in Rotterdam in 1994 by Van Der Giessen-de Noord N.V. She was originally built for Nedlloyd to be placed on the Hull to Rotterdam route with 2040 lane metres of freight and a gross tonnage of 17,464. However, one downside to the ship was and is that there are no passenger lifts and all access to the decks is by staircase.

However, in 1996 the Norbay, while still retaining the same name, route and livery was bought by P&O North sea ferries. In 2007 Norbay was eventually removed from the Hull to Rotterdam route and entered service on the Liverpool to Dublin route while still keeping her original name that still has not been changed to a Pride of... name like the rest of the fleet. Hopefully, in the future, the lift problem will be solved as it has been a nuisance for disabled and young passengers.[3]

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  1. ^ "M/F Norbay - IMO 9056595". Shipspotting. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "Norbay". The ferry site. Retrieved 20 February 2012. 
  3. ^ "Liverpool To Dublin | The Norbay | P&O Ferries - UK". Retrieved 2016-07-06.