Our Superhero Day Cruise with Stenaline

A few weeks ago I received a lovely package from Stenaline through the post. It contained some lovely travel style prints of Liverpool & Glasgow, as well as some beauty products and a diary. However, that wasn’t all because there was a little postcard package in there too. As I unravelled it I saw the first card “Have a free trip on us!” and in my excitement, I immediately started searching for where we could go.

We have really loved travelling to somewhere different each month and even though we have been keeping it all relatively close to home it was nice to have the opportunity to hop across the Irish Sea for a few hours. We chose to go on a Superhero day cruise with Stenaline and even though we have a squad of children of all different ages {ranging from 17 down to 4yrs}, we knew there would be something for everyone.

Choosing somewhere to go together as a family can be quite tricky due to the age ranges of our children, as we try to cater for everyone. In reality, though that’s easier said than done! But with the Superhero Day cruise, even though it is focused on the little ones, the Stenaline superfast II has a few things for older children to do too.

The whole process to board the ship was super smooth. The waiting areas at the Belfast terminal are spacious and comfortable and boarding the ship is a really simple and stress-free process too. This is browning points for us as parents with a young child!

The way the Superhero day cruise is put together works really well. Upon boarding the ship the kids are given coloured wristbands and as the activities kick off the entertainers let us know what activities; whether it be balloons, face painting etc depending on the colour of wristband. This works really well because the queues aren’t too long and the little ones don’t get too bored waiting in line for their turn.

While the little ones are dazzled with magic and puppet shows, colouring in competitions, face painting and even dancing the older ones can hang out in the cinema on the upper deck. They can walk around the deck of the ship to admire the stunning sea & coastal views or they can hang out in the arcades.

Stenaline Superhero Day cruiseAnnabelle decided to go as Iron Man, however underneath said suit {in her words “in case I get to warm, Mama!”} she wears a Batman t-shirt which is her backup ‘costume’. I swear, she may only be four, but this kid thinks ahead!
Stenaline Superhero Day Cruise

Stenaline Superhero day cruiseThe three younger children loved hanging out in the interactive lounge. They have an interactive oceanic floor for the little ones, a large touch screen full of fun games and big enough for up to 2 or more kids to get involved and play. There is also a selection of gaming consoles too and these were a big hit with my little gamers. Around the ship, there are also PCs that provide free internet access too which can come in really handy. 
Stenaline Superhero Day Cruise

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Stenaline Superhero Day Cruise
Stenaline Superhero Day Cruise
Stenaline Superhero Day Cruise

Stenaline Kids cruise
On the kids day cruise, your tickets also include a complimentary meal and drink. The food was really nice and they also have a nice range of buns and pastries on board too. 

We had a really great time on the Superhero day cruise, so much so that we plan to do on the Pirates & Princesses on at the end of May!! Oooaaarrrr!! At only £12 per person, how could we not!

*I was not asked to review this experience but I have done of my own accord because we had so much fun and it makes for a great day out with the children. 



  1. Honest Mum
    19/04/2017 / 12:43 PM

    Looks so much fun, thanks for linking up! Love your kids’ costumes too!

  2. 24/04/2017 / 10:27 AM

    Oh my goodness, how have i never heard of a superhero day cruise? My little Batman and Spiderman would FREAK for this! Sounds like you had a wonderful day, Annabelle looks adorable! xx

    • 25/04/2017 / 8:54 AM

      Oh my gosh, your little ones would have the BEST time! haha! Something a bit different isn’t it. Annabelle had such a blast! xx

  3. 24/04/2017 / 4:11 PM

    this looks like such fun day for the littles. And sounds like such a bargain too!

  4. 24/04/2017 / 5:27 PM

    Oh bless Annabelle! Such a little grown up. The Super Hero cruise sounds awesome!

    • 25/04/2017 / 8:53 AM

      She is four going fourteen, let me tell you! lol

  5. 24/04/2017 / 6:46 PM

    Oh wow my trio would have loved this and the pirates and princesses one. What a great idea!

    • 25/04/2017 / 8:53 AM

      So many different themes, there’s even Halloween ones and even a teddy bears picnic too. Such a great idea and always booked out if your not quick enough too.

    • 25/04/2017 / 8:51 AM

      All the kids in their costumes are so cute!! x

  6. 24/04/2017 / 11:15 PM

    Wow I’ve never heard of something like this, it looks brilliant! What a lovely day, my kids would love it.

  7. 26/04/2017 / 10:23 AM

    Oh wow this is amazing. Since our trip to the UK almost two weeks ago, I took a liking to ferries. I can’t wait to go on a trip again. It’s so much easier than flying.

  8. 26/04/2017 / 10:56 AM

    We’ve travelled with Stena Line before and found them to be great for families x xx

  9. Gillian Hutchison
    08/05/2017 / 11:13 PM

    looks fab – my kids love dressing up and the price seems reasonable too

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