Passengers booked in Niarbyl Lounge offered refund or free upgrade
The Steam Packet has confirmed that a number of ceiling panels within the Niarbyl Lounge of its flagship vessel Manxman came adrift while the ship was sheltering at sea during recent stormy weather.
The damage required the temporary closure of the lounge during sailings this week – passengers with booked seats were offered a full refund or a free upgrade to the Barrule Lounge.
A Steam Packet spokesman said the ship had to go out to sea during Storm Isha to shelter off the Welsh coast because of the temporary unavailability of her regular King Edward Pier berth due to ongoing modifications.
Storm Isha produced winds touching Storm force 10, affecting air and sea services in many areas.