The Isle of Man, also called simply Mann, is a self-governing crown dependency located in the Irish Sea between Northern Ireland and England. Queen Elizabeth II is the head of state, and holds the title of Lord of Mann, represented by Lieutenant Governor. Defence and foreign relations are the responsibility of the British Government. The total area of Isle of Man is 572 km2 (221 ml2). In 2011 its population was 84,500 inhabitants.
The Isle of Man has been inhabited since before 6500 BC. In the 5th century started the Gaelic cultural influence and Manx language (branch of Gaelic languages) emerged. Edwin of Northumbria conquered the island in 627, together with most of Mercia. During the 9th century, the Kingdom of the Isles was established by Norsemen. The King of Norway, Magnus III, was also famous as King of Mann and the Isles between 1099-1103.
In 1266, the Isle of Man became part of Scotland by Treaty of Perth, after being part of Norway. Following a period of alternating rule by the kings of England and Scotland, in 1399 the island came under feudal lordship of the English Crown. In 1765 the lordship revested into British Crown, but Isle of Man never became part of Kingdom of Great Britain or the successor United Kingdom, retaining a status as internally self-governing Crown dependency.
The Isle of Man is low-tax economy with no wealth tax, stamp duty, inheritance tax or capital gains tax, and a top rate of income tax of 20%. Its rate of corporation tax is 0% for almost any type of income, with only exceptions the profits of banks (taxed at 10%), and rental (or other) income from land/buildings situated on the island. Offshore banking, tourism and manufacturing form key sectors of economy.
Highlights: Horse Trams, Steam Railway, Castle Rushen
Isle of Man cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Isle of Man dock (anchor) at Douglas - port town and the island's capital (largest town) located on the southeastern coast. Some smaller ships may alternatively dock at Peel - port town of the western coast.
The Isle of Man Sea Terminal located in Douglas offers frequent ferries to/from Heysham as well as summer ferries to/from Liverpool, with more restricted timetable in winter. There are limited summer-only services to/from Dublin and Belfast.
The Isle of Man cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Isle of Man, Douglas, UK.
If you lose the Isle of Man location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Isle of Man cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Isle of Man, Douglas, UK. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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