Relief vessels

‘Relief vessels’ is a category for vessels which have performed relief duties on services to the Island of Ireland in the past, but did not normally operate on services to Northern Ireland or the Republic of Ireland.  For example, STENA FLAVIA.

  • MEGA EXPRESS FOUR. Photo Credit: Myrabella / Wikimedia Commons

    UPDATED: Irish Ferries to Charter Corsican Ferry

    It is understood that Irish Ferries intends to charter a Corsican ferry to act as a refit relief vessel on its Irish Sea routes.

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  • STENA VINGA. Stena Line.

    Stena Vinga | Stena Line

    Your guide to 'Stena Vinga', a Stena Line Ro-Pax ferry which is normally based in Scandinavia but has covered the Rosslare - Cherbourg route.

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  • EUROPEAN SEAWAY seen during June 2019 in service between Cairnryan and Larne. Copyright © David Faerder.

    European Seaway | P&O Ferries

    Profile of the Dover to Calais and Larne to Cairnryan ferry European Seaway including history, technical data, info about facilities, and photos.

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  • Stena Nordica swings of the berth at Belfast VT4N as she starts another crossing to Cairnryan. She was covering for STENA SUPERFAST VIII which was in Belfast Dry Dock for routine maintenance. March 9th 2019. Copyright © Steven Tarbox.

    Stena Nordica | Stena Line

    STENA NORDICA is a Stena Line passenger and vehicle Ro-Pax ferry. This article contains details of her history, technical data, and photographs (inside and out). STENA NORDICA normally operates in the Baltic Sea. She was previously P&O's EUROPEAN AMBASSADOR and DFDS's MALO SEAWAYS.

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  • Stena Flavia alongside at Rosslare following her arrival from the Baltic. Copyright © Brian Boyce.

    Stena Flavia | Stena Line

    Overview of the Stena Line Visentini-built passenger and vehicle RoPax ferry STENA FLAVIA, including photographs.

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