Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I take my pet to Britain or Ireland with me?

Car Passengers:

Cats and dogs may travel in your car free of charge on the Irish Sea. Your pet is not allowed onto the passenger decks onboard our Dublin - Holyhead or Rosslare - Fishguard routes and must remain in your vehicle. Kennels are available to pre-book on all of our Irish Sea routes at no extra charge. You can pre-book a kennel on the onboard extras step of the booking process. Small pets are permitted onboard our Belfast - Cairnryan route if they are secured at all times for the duration of the crossing in a pet traveller case, otherwise they will need to be placed on the car deck. Pets, other than guide, hearing or assistance dogs, are not permitted in the Superfast Suites.

If you are travelling on the Belfast to Liverpool route it is recommended you pre-book a dog lodge. This costs an additional £15 single per dog lodge and can be booked at the onboard extras step of the booking process. This option will also allow access to your pet throughout the crossing. Not only can you visit your dog but you can also exercise them under controlled conditions and free dog food is available.

Foot Passengers:

Foot passengers may bring small pets in a secure pet traveller case but they will be placed on the car deck for the duration of the crossing on our Dublin - Holyhead and Rosslare - Fishguard routes as no animals are permitted in the passenger areas onboard. Kennels are available to pre-book on all of our Irish Sea routes at no extra charge. You can pre-book a kennel on the onboard extras step of the booking process. Small pets are permitted onboard our Belfast - Cairnryan route if they are secured at all times for the duration of the crossing in a pet traveller case, otherwise they will need to be placed on the car deck. Pets, other than guide, hearing or assistance dogs, are not permitted in the Superfast Suites.

On the Belfast to Liverpool route pets are not permitted in cabins or other passenger areas onboard. You must pre-book a dog lodge which are available on the Promenade Deck and allow access to your pet throughout the crossing. Not only can you visit your dog but you can also exercise them under controlled conditions. This costs an additional £15 single per dog lodge and can be booked at the onboard extras step of the booking process. 

 

Kennel Dimensions (Belfast-Liverpool)

For customers travelling with large dogs, please note the kennel sizes for this route: 

Depth: 100 cm Height: 82.5 cm Width: 75 cm

 

Please note: Certain breeds of dogs are more sensitive to heat/poor air circulation in vehicles. We would advise owners to take extra precautions and to use the kennel facilities where available. Guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs have full access to the passenger decks on all Stena Line routes and vessels. All guide and assistance dogs must have the necessary paperwork when checking in at the port and must wear the correct harnesses and jackets at all times while travelling.