P&O Ferries is to invest £500,000 in the purpose built European Highlander and European Causeway ferries that sail between Larne and Cairnryan.
The work will be to upgrade and update facilities and a number of passenger areas on the ships.
Passengers travelling on the crossing between Northern Ireland and Scotland will see updates to the décor of the lounge areas.
A further 60 seats will be made available on each ship for the comfort and convenience of passengers.
While game zone table and chairs will be updated and the dedicated kids play area will be re-decorated and additional seating will be added.
P&O Ferries say they will also now make Wi-Fi That Works – their ‘high quality and dependable wi-fi connection’ on-board ferry sailings between Larne and Cairnryan – available to all passengers free of charge.
In the ferries’ Food Courts the company is introducing new menus that will change throughout the day and they will be using more locally sourced produce and recipes.
Commenting on the improvements Neal Mernock, Sector Director, Irish Sea at P&O Ferries said: “These upgrades represent a significant investment in our Larne Cairnryan service and I hope our passengers will enjoy the greatly enhanced on-board experience.
“With regard to the provision of free Wi-Fi that Works we know how important it is for all our passengers, particularly those travelling with P&O Ferries on business that they’re able to get online and stay connected for the duration of their journey. The service we offer is of the highest quality, ensuring a reliable and unbroken service for passengers sailing between Larne and Cairnryan.”
Work will be carried out while the ships remain in service and the bulk of the work will be completed before the summer.