Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Tara
I traveled from Cairnyan to Belfast Tuesday, August 12th. The ship was clean, with lots to do, and great food. An easy trip thanks to Stena Line.
'Tara' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Overnight stay in Belfast "
Reviewed 14 August 2014 by Stephen
Excellent experience with stena . Absolutely no complaints .
'Stephen' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Will use again. "
Reviewed 10 August 2014 by Vic
Quick efficient loading of the vehicles, on a busy ferry and soon off on arrival. The ferry was clean and spacious and kept on time.
'Vic' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"UK to Belfast"
Reviewed 09 August 2014 by Anonymous
Good crossing, efficient staff, ship was punctual.
'Anonymous' travelled Cairnryan Belfast with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
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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.