European Highlander

European Highlander
June 2000 Ordered.
21st June 2001 Existing P&O ship European Highlander renamed European Mariner to make the name available for the new ship.
18th January 2002 Launched.
1st June 2002 Departed Japan for Northern Ireland.
26th June 2002 Arrived Larne, Northern Ireland.
3rd July 2002 Entered service between Cairnryan and Larne.
8th January 2005 Ran aground in Cairnryan harbour and was stuck on the rocks for 30 hours. She was freed with the assistance of two tug boats.