Travelling With Pets/Animals

I'd rather not leave my dog in the car. Is there an alternative?


Irish Sea Routes


Pets can travel in kennels on all routes between Britain and Ireland. Kennels are issued on a first come, first served basis with the exception of the Belfast to Liverpool and Belfast to Cairnryan routes. 


On the Belfast to Liverpool route, a dog lodge can be pre-booked. 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.


On the Belfast to Cairnryan route, kennels can be pre-booked at no additional cost.


No animals are permitted in the passenger areas onboard our southern and central corridor routes (Dublin – Holyhead & Rosslare – Fishguard). 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.


Guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs are welcome in the Passenger Lounge at the port and onboard all of our crafts.


North Sea Route

Alternatively to travelling in your car, pets can travel in our kennels. You will be able to keep an eye on them via the kennel camera which you can watch from your cabin TV.


Pets cost £16 per animal for a single leg crossing and we recommend that you check that their EU passport has been completed in accordance with the PETS rules.


Guide dogs are permitted to accompany their owners onto the passenger decks and are also allowed into their cabin during the crossing.