"Hassle free trip "
Reviewed 01 July 2014 by Lorraine
We recently travelled from cairnryan to Belfast to visit family,everything from boarding to arrival was stress free and easy. We had upgraded just for the convenience of being able to amend the booking (due to working hours being changed and also was in middle of changing my car) you also get use of the stems lounge and priority boarding. This was a nice area to sit and relax and take advantage of free drinks and a few snacks. The whole of the boat was lovely with plenty of comfy seating so probably wouldn't book that if I sailed in future but overall happy with the journey and I'm a fussy traveller .
'Lorraine' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Anonymous
Trouble free travel, punctual, clean with good onboard facilities. Would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Northern Island.
'Anonymous' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Reviewed 29 June 2014 by Elliott
Very professional and easy service. On time and very comfortable voyage.
'Elliott' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Cairnryan to Belfast - Rosslare to Fishguard"
Reviewed 28 June 2014 by Simon
Excellent both ways, though we forgot to check in with Stena Plus on the first crossing! We used the Premium service both ways and would do so again. The care of the stewards on Stena Europe was exemplary (especially for a family with a little baby who had "cri du chat syndrome". It didn't hurt that it was an incredibly smooth crossing both ways!
'Simon' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
Cairnryan is a linear settlement looking across the main A77 road to Loch Ryan. It was established as Lochryan by 1701 when Lochryan House was built at the northern end of today's village. The house was remodelled in the 1820s and the imposing structure just visible from the main road today was the result. During the Second World War, Cairnryan became No.2 Military Port, and three harbour piers and a military railway linking the village with nearby Stranraer were built by the army. Thousands of troops were based locally in military camps. At the end of the war the Atlantic U-Boat fleet surrendered in Loch Ryan and were anchored here before being towed to sea and sunk. Ship breaking became the main industry; the great British aircraft carriers Centaur, and most famously the Ark Royal were all sent here for decommissioning. As recently as 1990, Russian submarines have been dismantled here for scrap.
Belfast is the second-largest city on the island of Ireland. It is the largest city in Northern Ireland, of which it is the capital, and in the province of Ulster. he city is situated at the south-western end of Belfast Lough, a long natural inlet ideal for the shipping trade that made the city famous, and near the mouth of the River Lagan. It is flanked by long stretches of hills, the Holywood Hills on the south and the Antrim Hills on the north. The city straddles the County Antrim and County Down boundary. The city recently gained the status of being the 2nd most popular city in the UK for short breaks. The name Belfast originates from the Irish Béal Feirste, or the mouth of the Farset (feirste is the genitive of the word fearsaid, "a spindle"), the river on which the city was built. Interestingly, the river Farset has been superseded by the River Lagan as the most important river; the Farset now languishes under the High Street in obscurity. Bridge Street indicates where there was originally a bridge across the Farset.