The Stena Superfast VIII is a large ropax ferry which is currently owned by Tallink but operated by the ferry company Stena Line. She was built in 2001 by Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft in Germany for Superfast Ferries, where she was christened as the Superfast VIII. In 2006, Superfast sold their Baltic Sea operations to Tallink. The Superfast VII was transferred to Tallink where she was repainted to Tallink colours. Her route changed to the Rostock-Hanko-Paldiski, however problems occured with this route so the ship reserved her original Rostock-Hanko route. In March 2011, Stena Line announced that the Superfast VIII and one of her sister ships, the Superfast VII, will be chartered from Tallink to serve on their new Cairnryan-Belfast route, renaming the ships Stena Superfast VIII and Stena Superfast VII. The ships entered service on November 22, 2011. The vessels replaced the long serving Stena Caledonia, the Stena Navigator and the Stena Voyager. She has three sister ships, the Stena Superfast VII, the Atlantic Vision and the SeaFrance Molière. The Stena Superfast VIII's current port of registry is Belfast, Northern Ireland.