Travelling With Pets/Animals

I'd rather not leave my dog in the car. Is there an alternative?


Irish Sea and Rosslare-Cherboug routes


Kennels can be pre-booked subject to availability at no extra charge (excluding Belfast-Liverpool). Small pets are permitted onboard our Belfast-Cairnryan route if they are secured for the duration of the crossing in a secure pet carrier case (max. size: 80cm x 52cm x 52cm, pets cannot be taken out of the container anywhere onboard including the outer decks) but must be pre-booked prior to travelling as a limited number of carrier cases are allowed onboard each sailing.  You can pre-book a kennel, dog lodge or a pet carrier case on the "Stena Plus & Onboard Extras" step of the booking process. Passengers may be required to place the pet carrier case on the car deck in the dedicated kennel area if the animals are not secured in the case at all times during the crossing.


Please note: Bags are not permitted as carrier cases and you will be unable to bring your pet onboard if you don't have an appropriate pet carrier case with you where access to the case is via a secure door/zip/lock mechanism and your pet is totally enclosed. 


Pets other than guide, hearing or autism assistance dogs are not permitted in the passenger areas onboard our Belfast-Liverpool and Rosslare-Cherbourg routes so a kennel or dog lodge must pre-booked in advance of travel. 


On the Belfast-Liverpool route dog lodges cost €15 single. On the Rosslare-Cherbourg route there are a limited number of free kennels available along with heated dog lodges that cost €30 single. Kennels and dog lodges are subject to availability and must be pre-booked. On both of these routes, the dog lodges are situated on the Promenade Deck and allow access to your pet throughout the crossing. Not only can you visit your dog but you can also exercise them under controlled conditions. You must advise that you intend to bring a pet at the time of booking and pre-book a dog lodge in advance of travel.


Guide, hearing and autism assistance dogs are welcome in all areas of the port and onboard our vessels. Please visit our Guest Services desk when you board in order to show the relevant documentation for your dog to allow access to all areas onboard.



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Alternatively to travelling in your car, pets can travel in our kennels. You will be able to keep an eye on them via the kennel camera which you can watch from your cabin TV.


Pets cost €16 per animal for a single leg crossing and we recommend that you check that their EU passport has been completed in accordance with the PETS rules.


Guide dogs are permitted to accompany their owners onto the passenger decks and are also allowed into their cabin during the crossing.