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Superfast VIII

Operated by Stena Line on the Belfast Cairnryan route

Superfast VIII is one of the largest and most luxurious ferries in the Stena Line fleet and promises a high level of quality, comfort and service. The Superfast VII provides the best ferry experience on the Irish Sea with numerous facilities including a Nordic Spa, the ‘POD Lounge’, a chill out Living Room, ‘Taste’ dining area, free Wi-Fi, free movies, Curious George for the kids and the exclusive Stena Plus Lounge.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

Due to the short crossing, cabin accommodation is not available on the Superfast VIII however reserved seating is available in the Stena Plus Lounge. Stena Plus offers a range of comfortable leather seating including sofas and sofa chairs on two levels, so you can find the area which is just right for you.

In addition to seating, passengers who travel in the luxurious Stena Plus lounge can enjoy waiter service and choose from a premium menu which includes a range of speciality seafood dishes and old favourites. So you can simply relax in your seats and order meals at your leisure.

Onboard Food and Drink

The all new quick food experience ‘TASTE’ serves a great selection of fresh and tasty meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There’s something to suit all tastes and complimentary refills on tea and coffee while in the Barista Coffee House and Bar you can savour a range of Italian Coffee or a tempting snack.

Onboard Shopping

The Superfast VIII shop offers a range of gifts, jewellery and fragrances with prices on average 40% cheaper than the UK high street.

Additional Onboard Facilities

Chill out in the onboard ‘Living Room’ and enjoy complimentary magazines and all the latest news on 70” plasma TV screens.

Visit the ‘Pure Nordic Spa’ for a dip in the Jacuzzi or sauna to ensure you arrive rejuvenated and revived (only available to Stena Plus customers).

In the new concept POD lounge you’ll find an interactive zone with all the latest in technology including iPads, Xboxes and surf stations and a futuristic living digital display on the floor. There is also free Wi-Fi in the lounge and throughout the vessel.

If that isn’t enough to keep you occupied during your trip then sit back, relax and enjoy one of the free movies in the onboard cinema!

Travelling with Children

The Stena Superfast VIII features a Curious George™ themed play area with soft play corner providing a safe and fun environment for children. In addition to the soft play area, there is a children’s cinema and an interactive zone with touch screen technology meaning there's lots to keep young ones occupied. And for parents peace of mind there is a seating area close by to relax and keep an eye on the little ones!

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Superfast VIII guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Superfast VIII Reviews

4.5
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99% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.6
  • "Visit to Belfast "

    Many thanks to the staff on both journeys that assisted with getting a dog cage. Only negative was that I wanted to take the earlier ferry and was asked to pay £45 to do this

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    Reviewed by Andrew who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Cairnryan - Belfast return"

    The Ferry left on time and arrived on time for both journeys

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    Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Stranraer- Belfast return"

    Very happy- Very efficient and felt very safe

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    Reviewed by Anthony who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Enjoyable trip to Ireland."

    My wife and I have often travelled by ferry to Belfast from Cairnryan. We have always enjoyed the experience. Ships are comfortable and staff friendly.

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    Reviewed by Matthew who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "We are sailing "

    Will definitely be using stena line again as I have never felt so relaxed going on holiday before,from the time you get on the ship you are looked after as nothing is a problem to the crew and also the hygge lounge is a must with the comfy chairs to relax in. I would certainly recommend it .

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    Reviewed by Joseph who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Trip to Belfast "

    Absolutely brilliant from start to finish

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    Reviewed by Joseph who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Excellent Ferry Crossing"

    Punctuality, facilities, and staff friendliness and helpfulness all excellent.  The ferry was very comfortable and spotlessly clean throughout.

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    Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Very happy "

    Great service

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    Reviewed by J McFaite who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Great experience, except for..."

    We travelled with our daughter who is in a wheelchair and we found the whole experience so easy, simple and accessible. My only feedback would be to see appropriate changing facilities with large bed and hoist, whether this was in the port or on the ferry as we did sadly have to change her on a toilet floor 😭

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    Reviewed by Stephane who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "First time Stenaline Traveller"

    First time travelling by Stenaline and taking the car over to Scotland and it was all stress free. Staff were lovely, very organised, no chance of not knowing where to go. Went with Premium Plus lounge and again would highly recommend.

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    Reviewed by Thereasa who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Great"

    Great service

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    Reviewed by Robert who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Excellent"

    Lovely trip and lovely staff

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    Reviewed by ROSALEEN and Sheila who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Easy crossing"

    Super easy to find, board, and disembark. Good, reasonably priced food. Very friendly staff.

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    Reviewed by Matthew who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "A very pleasant trip from Belfast to Cairnryan "

    It was a very smooth trip. Our seats were nice and comfy. The staff were very pleasant and cheerful. 

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    Reviewed by Patrick who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Great service"

    I had a great journey from cairnryan to Belfast on the first ferry of the day, then from Belfast to cairnryan later the same day. I paid a little bit extra for the hygge lounge which was so comfy and highly recommend. I do this trip every 6 months for work and am looking forward to my next journey with sterna which I will book via directvferries. 

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    Reviewed by David who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Business trip"

    Fast and efficient service for boarding the ferry. Once on board, we took up the Stena Line plus lounge which was well worth the extra money. Plenty of different seats to choose from, hot and cold drinks, and snacks available throughout the journey. The bar menu wasn't part of the package, what I chose was a little disappointing for the money. All in all, excellent service.

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    Reviewed by Philip who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Fantastic Trip"

    This has to be one of the best, most relaxed trip we have been on. I don't travel too good but this was so easy and relaxing I will be using it again in the future without hesitation. We also turned up early for our ferry and the staff done what they could to help and avoid us having to wait they got us on the earlier ferry, once on board the lounges are all very clean and seating comfy. If you are looking to travel to Ireland or from Ireland to the UK don't hesitate book yourself on Stena Line Ferries.

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    Reviewed by Allen who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Another great crossing"

    Very smooth crossing lovely helpful knowledgeable staff as always

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    Reviewed by Sue who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Hassle free travelling "

    We recently travelled from Belfast to Cairnryan and it was a very pleasant experience. We had booked the Hygge lounge which was wonderful as our sailing times had meant very early morning starts, so it was ideal to relax on board before driving again. We will definitely travel this way again. The only thing I would say is that while the quality of the on board catering was good, it was very expensive for what you got.

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    Reviewed by Noelle who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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  • "Northern Irish Trip"

    Enjoyable trip and would definitely recommend 

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    Reviewed by Jack who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII

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