|Passengers: 410||Cars: 375||Built: 2001||Speed: 23 knots|
The mv European Highlander is the fastest and most powerful conventional ferry on the Irish Sea, with a speed of 23 knots. It is the second of two vessels built for P&O by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries at their Shimonoeki shipyard, Japan.
The mv European Highlander was built as a replacement for the mv Pride of Ailsa and has never served on any other P&O route during her career to date. She is essentionally a ro-pax vessel with a small passenger capacity but high freight capacity.