The Superfast VII along with her sister ship Superfast VIII is among the largest and most luxurious ships in the Stena Line fleet and features a level of quality, comfort and service never before seen on the Irish Sea. 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, 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 VII 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.
In the Superfast VII shop you’ll find 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’ – your lounge at sea! 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. You’ll also enjoy 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!
The Stena Superfast VII 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.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Superfast VII 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
We had two very smooth crossings, even the weather was beautiful!
Reviewed by Jonathan who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Ferry crossing "
Great crossing as always all 5 star
Reviewed by Alan who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Admittedly were travelling at a quiet time of year but our sailings from Cairnyan and Belfast were both smooth and a very pleasant experience.
Reviewed by John who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Great experience on board . Great facilities and great for the kids . All staff very friendly and happy to help . Very clean and very organised ,would highly recommend 5star . Well done
Reviewed by Joseph who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Staff were very friendly throughout the whole experience, ship was very clean and had lots to do! Covid guidance was followed and we were very comfortable and safe.
Reviewed by Siobhan who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"First trip for a while..."
My only real gripe is that the prices for a return crossing have increased dramatically. My colleague had a return flight into Belfast for £60 via liverpool and in future if prices remain high I may need to reconsider my travel options and send my business items via carrier to a customer and then fly in. If I had took this option this trip travel would have been around £100 less even including a hire car.
Reviewed by Paul who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
I was coming to the port from the NW and was pleasantly surprised at how easy it is of access. It is efficiently run without any fuss. I would have no hesitation using this route again.
Reviewed by John who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"A quick family trip "
The service on the cairnryan to Belfast was very good all was on time facilities at the port where good clean and fresh The ship was loaded very quickly . On board staff where very helpful when needed but not in your face. Overall very good.
Reviewed by Andrew who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Great service "
Great service friendly staff . Excellent 👍
Reviewed by Neil who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Very comfortable sailing ,quick check in sailings on time
Reviewed by Elizabeth who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Return journey "
Everything was fine except there was a mix up with the times of our return journey. We had on our ticket 11:30 crossing but it was registered as 15:30 and Stenaline said we probably couldn’t get on. We did manage to get on the 11:30 but after a bit of an anxious wait to see if they could fit us on.
Reviewed by Graham who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Great way to travel to Ireland "
Had a fantastic experience sailing with Stena Line. The only downside for us that we have to travel so far to the port. Apart from that the staff were brilliant, good choice of things to do while your passing the time, and I would love to sail with them again
Reviewed by Caroline who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"A good passage "
Well organised boarding, small extra charge to access posh cabin at the top well worth it esp priority boarding, crew polite, well informed and helpful, accommodation clean even the gents toilets which is unusual, buffet food good standard and value. Well done I will use stem a again.
Reviewed by Robert who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Quick and Easy"
We travelled Cairnryan to Belfast and back. Boarding was quick and professional. Facilities on board excellent. Had booked the Stena Plus lounge and it was definitely worth it. I just wish Cairnryan was a little closer to the M6
Reviewed by Janet who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
Was pity good journey WiFi needs to be better
Reviewed by Ryan who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Excellent service "
I can only describe my recent experience with Direct Ferries as "excellent " The booking process was simple and straightforward. From my arrival at Stenna port Belfast staff were friendly and helpful. Price was very keen!! Would definitely recommend Direct Ferries and will book my next trip with them.
Reviewed by Ronster who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
From booking to sailing, couldn’t ask for more. I arrived much earlier at Cairnryan than I expected, & was rebooked on an earlier sailing without hassle. Ship was stable in quite rough weather - so much better than my last crossing though admittedly that was 30 years ago!
Reviewed by Lorraine who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Totally recommend "
Sailing great, food fab, nordic spa and Heather as a beautician... Amazing!!
Reviewed by Veronica who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Loading concerns "
Having arrived at check in within plenty of time we were directed on board but were placed in the bowels of the ship in deck 2. The lift to travel up to deck 7 or 8 was in constant use taking only 2 people at a time. The climb up all of the stairs was exhausting for two people over 65 so more considerate placing of vehicles would be appreciated. We did after all stipulate our age on the booking form. Same thing happened to us on the return Cairnryan to Belfast trip!
Reviewed by David who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII
"Tip top crossing"
In light of the corona virus pandemic excellent service all round
Reviewed by Kerstin who travelled with Stena Line on Superfast VII