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Travel with your pet to Belfast


PETS GO FREE*

Everyone deserves a break – even your four legged friends! What’s more, when they travel with us they go FREE*! Before you travel, please read the information below so you and your pet can be assured of a happy and healthy trip away.


*Please note: Certain breeds of dogs are more sensitive to heat/poor air circulation in vehicles and due to the length of this crossing, we would advise owners to take extra precautions and pre-book one of our kennels online for £15 single.

Pets travelling on Liverpool - Belfast

By car

If travelling on the Liverpool to Belfast route it is recommended you book a kennel. This costs an additional £15 single per kennel 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.

For customers travelling with large dogs, please note the kennel sizes for this route: Depth: 100 cm Height: 82.5 cm Width: 75 cm

 

 

By foot

 

On the Liverpool to Belfast 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 and free dog food is available. This costs an additional £15 single per kennel and can be booked at the onboard extras step of the booking process.

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 that guide, hearing and assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of our ports and vessels. 

 

 

Guide Dog
Guide, hearing and assistance dogs

Stena Line is proud to have signed the Guide Dog Travel Charter, a code of ethics for the treatment of Guide Dogs and their owners by the travel industry.


In accordance with the charter, guide dogs are entitled to free travel and have full access to the passenger decks on all Stena Line routes and vessels.


Please note: 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.

What papers will my pet need?

Under the EU pet movement system, all pet dogs, cats and ferrets moving between EU Member States must meet the same animal health rules. All pets travelling between the Republic of Ireland and the UK or Continental Europe and between the UK and Continental Europe must be micro chipped, vaccinated against rabies and accompanied by a pet passport.


Please note it is your responsibility to provide all necessary documents and make all arrangements including where necessary quarantine, to satisfy all legal requirements.


For more information, visit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) at www.defra.gov.uk or by calling 0870 241 1710.


You can find more information about the changes made to pet travel implemented on 29th December 2014 by viewing the EU Pet Travel Scheme.


For more detailed information on travelling with pets on our Rosslare - Cherbourg route, click here.