Reviewed 09 March 2015 by Albert
We travelled Belfast to Cairyan on 2nd March unfortunately due to serious accident on A1 to Belfast we missed our sailing we tried to contact ferries but we're put on hold so contacted our daughter to arrange a sailing on the next ferry. We had to pay an extra £59 pounds which we think was excessive as delay was through no fault of our own ,we thought this fee could have been waived We allowed 2 hours for the journey which normally takes one hour.! We were poorly informed about diversion and had we received better information we could have reached our destination on time . The journey to Cairyryan was smooth however disembarking the ferry was much slower than our previous journeys.
'Albert' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Reviewed 02 March 2015 by Bruce
Booked late but encountered no problems and arrived and sailed on time. Return trip had to be deferred due to family illness but was changed with a quick phone call. Trip although in a gale was smooth and comfortable.
'Bruce' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Reviewed 26 February 2015 by Hugh
Everything very good
'Hugh' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Comfortable and enjoyable Trip"
Reviewed 26 February 2015 by Anonymous
Staff were very helpful with my elderly mother. She needs a chair which allows her hips to be higher than her knees when sitting and this is not always easy. With the help of staff we found the perfect chair in the cafe area on Deck 8 and it was moved over to the television section for my mother's comfort. Tea in a real cup on request was a special touch - thank you! Toilets also very accessible with electronic doors. We will travel with Stena Line on our next trip - and book through Direct Ferries
'Anonymous' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
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.