"I had no need to be concerned"
Reviewed 10 December 2014 by Colin
I am a wheelchair user but can use crutches for shorter distances so I did have concerns about being able to manage the ferry. I applied on-line and stated I was a wheelchair user. On arrival at Cairnryan I passed over by booking slip and this was picked up immediately. I was asked if I needed help with the wheelchair or if I could manage with crutches. I said I would attempt the latter. I was given a card to hang onto my rear view mirror and was directed to a specific lane. The 'boarding traffic officer' again asked specifically if I needed wheelchair help and I said I would try crutches. Once I had driven on board the traffic loader directed me to park right opposite a lift. I was very cautious on the slippery floor with crutches but once into the lift it was fine. An attendant gave us a ticket to find our way back to the car easily. All staff were helpful and asked if I needed any assistance. The journey back to the car and leaving the ferry was just as smooth. I did not wish to walk about whilst the Ferry was at sea but I had no trouble walking to the toilet during the voyage and using the disabled facilities. THANK YOU STENA Line.
'Colin' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Recent crossing from Cairnryan to Belfast"
Reviewed 05 December 2014 by Chris
This is a crossing o make every couple of weeks and the facilities at the port and on board are first rate, this is why I will continue to use this service on my business trips.
'Chris' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Reviewed 01 December 2014 by William
Very good service, from the minute of arrival at Cairnryan, checking in and a short wait to get on board went smoothly, even the arrival in Belfast was without any hitch, superb. My only complaint is that the policy for pets on board and the necessary paperwork, pet passport, injections, etc are not very clear. Truth of the matter is that a pet (cat) coming from main land UK to Northern Ireland does not require half of or any of the items quoted on the website, very confusing and unnecessary stress especially as it quotes all American items!! Over all a great service 👍
'William' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
Reviewed 25 November 2014 by Les
My wife and I had a fantastic sailing from Cairnryan to Belfast. It was so quiet and smooth we had not even noticed that we had left the harbour. Cannot fault the lovely, efficient and friendly staff and will most certainly be using this service again.
'Les' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Use our Cairnryan Belfast ferry guide to find out all you need to know in order to book your ferry trip to Northern Ireland including who sails on the Cairnryan Belfast route and if there are any other crossings on offer.Getting a quote or booking a ferry to Northern Ireland couldn't be easier. All you need to do is select Cairnryan to Belfast from the menus to the left, select the number of passengers and hit search!
Prices shown represent the average one way price paid by our customers. The most common booking on the Cairnryan Belfast route is a car and 2 passengers.
The Scottish village of Cairnryan is located in Dumfries and Galloway and lies on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan. The village can trace its origins back to 1701 when it was established for workers employed on the Lochryan Estate which features a deer park and bowling green. facilities in the village include the Lochryan Hotel, a few guest houses and bed and breakfast establishments, a caravan site built on the site of an old war camp site, a village shop and a restaurant, The Merchant's House Restaurant.
The village is important in maritime history, with a ferry service connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland. The village has two ferry terminals connecting Scotland to Northern Ireland. The first opened in 1973, originally operated by Townsend Thoresen and now by P&O Ferries links Scotland with the port of Larne. The second at Old House Point is operated by Stena Line linking to the Port of Belfast in Belfast.
The city of Belfast lies at the mouth of the River Lagan where it becomes a deep and sheltered logh and is located in County Antrim, although parts of East and South Belfast are actually located in County Down. Belfast is Northern Ireland's capital city and is surrounded by mountains that combine to create a specific climate which is beneficial to horticulture.
Belfast is quite a green city and offers visitors plenty of parkland and forest parks to explore from Cave Hill Country Park and Lagan Valley Regional Park to the Victorian Botanic Gardens in the heart of the city. From an architectural perspective Belfast has some fine buildings including the Edwardian City Hall and the modern Waterfront Hall. Many of the city's Victorian landmarks, including the main Lanyon Building at Queen's University Belfast and the Linenhall Library, were designed by Sir Charles Lanyon. In response to increases in the number of visitors to the city, Belfast's city council created a number of cultural quarters. The Cathedral Quarter, taken from St Anne's Cathedral, has taken on the responsibility of being the city's main cultural area and hosts an annual visual and performing arts festival.
From the city's port, ferry services depart to Cairnryan in Scotland, Liverpool in England and to Douglas on the Isle of Man.