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A look inside: Stena Adventurer (June 2021)


Current Name: STENA ADVENTURER Previous Names:
Shipyard: Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea, 1393IMO Number: 9235529
Current Operator: Stena LineCurrent Route: Holyhead (UK) - Dublin (ROI)
Length Overall: 211.5mBeam: 29.3m
Passenger Capacity: 1500Vehicle Capacity: 3,400 lanemetres
Tonnage: 43,532Sister-ships: STENA SCANDINAVICA (ex STENA BRITANNICA)

Stena Line‘s STENA ADVENTURER entered service in 2003 on the Holyhead – Dublin route. At the time, she was the longest vessel serving the central corridor at over 211 metres, surpassing Irish FerriesULYSSES by just 3 metres! She brought a huge capacity boost to the route with space for 3,400 lanemetres of freight and up to 1,500 passengers.

STENA ADVENTURER swings on to Dublin Port's berth 51, 23 October 2020. © Robbie Cox.
STENA ADVENTURER swings on to Dublin Port’s berth 51, 23 October 2020. © Robbie Cox.

Over the last 18 years, the vessel has undergone numerous refurbishments and upgrades to her passenger accommodation. Ferry photographer and writer, David Faerder, took a trip recently to look at the latest refurbishment work which was undertaken during 2020. He has kindly provided a selection of photographs here.

Hygge Lounge – Deck 7 forward

Lounge area – deck 7 Port side

Barista Coffee House – Deck 7 Midships

Duty Free Onboard – Deck 7 Starboard side

Trucker’s Lounge – Deck 7 Midships

Bar & Lounge – Deck 8 Midships

Taste Restaurant – Deck 8 Midships

Gaming – Deck 8 Midships

Duty Free Onboard – Deck 8 Forward

Stena Plus Lounge – Deck 8 Forward

Cinemas and Cabins – Deck 9

Outside decks and views

With grateful thanks to David Faerder for sharing his photos with us. All photos are Copyright David Fareder 2021 and should not be copied or reproduced without permission.

A selection of photos showing the ship after previous refurbishments can be found at Scott Mackey’s STENA ADVENTURER gallery.

Scott Mackey

Scott Mackey is a Transportation and Transport Research graduate from Ulster University at Jordanstown. He has significant experience in the ferry industry, having worked for Stena Line in onboard services, as a customer services agent and sales support administrator in the freight department. He also has significant experience in public and community transport, having worked for Translink and as project officer of a rural community transport partnership. Scott has written numerous features for shipping and transport magazines and books.
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