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 Central and Southern routes (Dublin/Dun Laoghaire - Holyhead & Rosslare to Fishguard) or the Belfast to Liverpool route and must remain in your vehicle. Small dogs are permitted onboard our Belfast - Cairnryan route if they are secured for the duration of the crossing in a pet traveller case. However, this is at the discretion of Stena Line personnel and if requested, passengers may be required to place the animal on the car deck in the dedicated kennel area. Pets, other than guide or assistance dogs, are not permitted in the Superfast suites. If travelling on the Belfast to Liverpool route it is recommended you book a kennel. This costs an additional £15 single per kennel and can be booked at step 4 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.

Foot Passengers:
Foot passengers may bring small pets in a pet traveller's case, but they will be placed on the car deck for the duration of the journey (Central and Southern Corridor), as no animals are permitted in the passenger areas onboard. Small dogs are permitted onboard our Belfast - Cairnryan route if they are secured for the duration of the crossing in a pet traveller case. However, this is at the discretion of Stena Line personnel and if requested, passengers may be required to place the animal on the car deck in the dedicated kennel area. On the Belfast to Liverpool route pets are not permitted in cabins or other passenger areas onboard. You must book a dog kennel 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 kennel.

Guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs are welcome in the Passenger Lounge at the port and onboard the craft.


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