Recommend this option to others travelling with their dogs!
We went on a short break to Holland a couple of months ago and, as our dog has a ‘pet passport’, we decided to bring him with us as we’d heard nothing but good things about the Stena Line facilities. From start to finish we were very impressed! When we arrived at the port our dog and his paperwork had to be checked and this was all handled quickly and smoothly by the very friendly check in staff. We didn’t even have to queue as they operate a continual boarding process! We had the option of either letting the dog stay in the car during the crossing - or having an allocated space in the ships kennels. We decided on the kennel alternative with worked out really well and we had total confidence that he would be safe and comfortable during the crossing. The staff were so very helpful in directing us on board and we were even allowed to visit our dog several times during the crossing to check he was OK. All three of us had a good night’s sleep and in the morning we just went down to get him and then were quickly on our way to our final destination. Would definitely recommend this option to others travelling with their dogs!