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.
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.
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.
The Superfast VIII shop offers a range of gifts, jewellery and fragrances with prices on average 40% cheaper than the UK high street.
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!
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.
99% of our customers recommended this ship
Clean well- run ships that are always punctual. Pricey for a 2-hour journey.
Reviewed by Richard who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Journey to Scotland"
Everyone was very pleasant from the minute I checked my car through to going into Stena plus, couldn't fault anyone, Will definitely be travelling with Stena Line again.
Reviewed by Alexandra who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"A long weekend, motorcycling in Ireland."
A most enjoyable trip. The crossings were both slick, and on time. The ports' staff and those on the ferries were excellent. My motorcycle was well cared for, and I am happy to recommend Stena to any other motorcyclists.
Reviewed by John who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
great experience both ways
Reviewed by Sidney who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Very good Crossing."
I spent twenty odd years going deep sea as a Hotel Officer. Our crossing was great no complaints.
Reviewed by Iain Burton who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
Simple, straightforward, punctual, staff friendly.
Reviewed by Bernard who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Efficient and comfortable"
I found the whole process of travelling on this ferry very easy and efficient, from booking in to driving off. The reserved seating area and the seat itself were comfortable and I would not hesitate to use this ferry again.
Reviewed by Timothy who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"First time experienec"
First time experience. Very impressed!
Reviewed by Roisin who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Unexpected trip "
We always travel on Stena Line & we have never been disappointed. The staff are all very courteous & extremely helpful making you feel your important to them. We always book the Stena Lounge which gives us being disabled a guaranteed seat. We enjoy the peace & quiet in it & don't have to queue for food as it is table service. The other advantages are a toilet in the lounge & as the staff get to know you remember your name which is lovely.
Reviewed by Margaret who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"The sea was calm"
Good crossing on both journeys. All in all a pretty uneventful sailing.
Reviewed by Hugh who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
I was travelling to meet my husband who works in Belfast. I was a foot passenger. It was an amazing experience. It was like clock work.. everything was totally on time. I sat at the window with a glass of wine. Will do it again very soon
Reviewed by Susan who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
Well from start to finish this was a great crossing, staff could not do enough for you from the loading to the ships crew fantastic. Will sail with Stenna again no problem!! Thank you Stenna Line
Reviewed by Madeleine who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Ferry to Scotland"
Clean, comfortable and a beautiful cruise across from Belfast to Scotland.
Reviewed by Virginia who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
Very pleasant relaxing way to travel to Ireland
Reviewed by Rohan who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
Found all as expected. Efficient and on time.
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
We upgraded and are really happy that we did it was a great trip would do it definitely again
Reviewed by John C who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
problem free journey the ship had ample room and was very comfortable crossing was very smooth hardly knew we were moving.
Reviewed by Tony who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
If you want to take the ferry, there's no better way than Stena line.
Reviewed by Corbin who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Stena Line Cairnryan/Belfast"
Hassle free sailing from Cairnryan to Belfast and return. Easy booking on board process, embarked and sailed on time, very smooth and pleasant sailing and very comfortable facilities on board. Children enjoyed the on board play area in particular.
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII
"Cairnryan to Belfast August 2016"
Easy driving on and off and the weather was calm enough to sit on deck. We treated ourselves to a massage in the spa on the way back. The ferry was on time both ways. It all worked without any hassle - fast ship and quick crossing.
Reviewed by David who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VIII