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Stena Superfast VIII

Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 844 770 7070
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well worth the extra

The best way to cross the Irish sea to Belfast . We booked early and got a good discount . The... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2017
bill n
Livingston, United Kingdom

If travelling on Stena Belfast - Cairnryan service as a foot passenger make sure you wear... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
Lurgan, United Kingdom
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Belfast, Northern Ireland
+44 844 770 7070
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Reviewed 10 May 2017

The best way to cross the Irish sea to Belfast . We booked early and got a good discount . The Premier ticket gets you on and off the ferry quickly , the lounge is peaceful a nice light buffet plenty of mags and papers...More

Thank bill n
Reviewed 26 April 2017

If travelling on Stena Belfast - Cairnryan service as a foot passenger make sure you wear comfortable shoes, the walk to get onto the ship is serious especially at the Belfast terminal, from they moved the terminal out of Belfast itself you find you have...More

Thank michaelmM7254ZW
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Highly recommended way of travelling to Belfast from Scotland. We travelled in the Barista café which was very quiet and afforded spectacular views through the huge windows. Food was reasonable priced and there appeared to be lots to keep kids involved with a game zone...More

Thank Neil9877
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Una and the staff on Stena Plus could not have been more helpful- really great service. Would recommend the Continental breakfast bap if hungry. Many thanks

Thank SeeFoodWillEat
Reviewed 14 April 2017

I have used this ship several times and each time has been an enjoyable experience. When the boat is moving you hardly know you are in the middle of the sea. The journey is fast, comfortable and clean. There is free computers to use and...More

Thank william c
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A great ferry crossing to N. Ireland. I recommend the Stena Plus option to add to the experience. The Stena Plus lounge ensures that you will get comfortable seat with included tea/coffee and other drinks with a range of snacks. Newspapers and magazines are available....More

Thank Bangorjohn
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Took the ferry over to Belfast. For only 15 euro per person, the Plus lounge is totally worth every penny. Lots of nice seating, great snacks and drinks, plenty or reading material.

Thank kfitz84
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Usual kind of boat. Clean, efficient, food way overpriced. Food is ok, just too expensive. main thing to not is there is a reason the competition advertises "Wi-fi that works". It's because Stena's wi-fi rarely does. Or is too slow to use. And that is...More

Thank McGoo24
Reviewed 15 March 2017

flat crossing which helps restaurant (fast food) but ok for price, Bar area, comfy seats and a upstairs lounge with cinema . we had a good crossing so able to go outside as we got nearer to Belfast Port we were able to see some...More

Thank CumbriaFan
Reviewed 11 March 2017

This was our first crossing to Belfast from Cairnryan using the ferry and would say it was decent for the price paid. The ferry itself was fairly comfortable and the crossing in both directions very smooth. The staff are helpful but the food is a...More

Thank scotref2004
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What sort of ID is required to travel to Belfast from Scotland ? confusing info on different travel sites
22 June 2016|
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Response from Ash3012 | Reviewed this property |
We travelled by ferry and didn't need any id when I flew you just need photo Id so a drivers license is enough! We didn't need anything either time for my toddler who didn't have a passport!
Benjamin H
I'm thinking of doing this from next year and was wondering 2 things, #1 is where do you get the bus link to Cairnryan with your Rail & Sail ticket? & #2 what does a Rail & Sail ticket look like? Thanks in advance
6 October 2015|
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Response from WeeLuv2Travel2 | Reviewed this property |
We also went by car but noticed several buses arriving in time for the ferry. Try googling your town to Cairnryan and see what you get. There's also a train station in Stranraer which may also provide a bus to the ferry.
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