Travelling With Pets/Animals

I am a foot passenger, can my dog travel onboard with me?

 Irish Sea and Rosslare-Cherbourg routes


Pets are not permitted in the passenger areas onboard our Dublin – Holyhead, Rosslare - Fishguard, Belfast -Liverpool or Rosslare-Cherbourg routes. Foot passengers may bring small pets in a secure pet traveller case, but they will be placed on the car deck for the duration of the journey with the exception of Belfast-Liverpool and Rosslare-Cherbourg where you must pre-book a kennel. On the Belfast-Liverpool route, dog lodges cost €15 single per kennel and can be booked under the onboard extras step of the booking process. This option will also allow access to your pet throughout the crossing. Not only can you visit your dog but you can also exercise them under controlled conditions. Kennels are free on Rosslare-Cherbourg and all other Irish Sea routes. 


Small pets are permitted onboard our Belfast – Cairnryan route if they are secured for the duration of the crossing at all times in a pet traveller case, otherwise passengers will be asked to place the pet traveller case on the car deck in the dedicated kennel area. Pets, other than guide or assistance dogs, are not permitted in the Superfast suites.


Guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs have full access to the passenger decks on all Stena Line routes and vessels and also the passenger lounges at our ports.


Harwich-Hook of Holland route

If you are travelling by foot on our Harwich – Hook of Holland route, it is mandatory to book a kennel onboard for your pet, otherwise they will not be permitted to travel. This costs an additional €16 single per pet.


Guide dogs are permitted to accompany their owners onto the passenger decks, and are also allowed into their cabin during the crossing. Please note: All guide and assistance dogs must have the necessary paperwork when checking in at the port and must wear the correct harnesses and jackets at all times while travelling.