Stena Line is investing £2 million in an upgrade of Stena HSS.
The refurbishment will see an expansion of its Stena Plus service with a 160-seater lounge at the front of the ferry.
Customers choosing a premium ticket or paying an additional £14 for access to the Stena Plus lounge can make use of leather sofas and chairs, complimentary newspapers, snacks, refreshments and new toilet facilities.
There will also be a separate family area within Stena Plus, housing PlayStation 3 and PSP games consoles.
Two barista coffee houses will also be introduced, along with an expanded Curious George-themed children’s play area with cinema, soft-play zone and an interactive facility with touch-screen technology.
The £2 million upgrade is part of a massive investment by Stena Line in its northern corridor route (Stranraer to Belfast). A new £35 million ferry terminal has been built in the Port of Belfast and is due to officially open in early June.