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Stena Estrid arrives in Europe!

Stena Line’s latest ferry, STENA ESTRID, arrived in Spain earlier ahead of beginning the final leg of her journey to Holyhead.  The 41,672 gt vessel is currently moored at Algeciras where she will take on fuel and supplies ahead of her voyage to the UK.  She is also taking on additional crew for training and familiarisation on the journey “home” to the UK which will take her around the western edge of the Iberian peninsula and across the Bay of Biscay.

STENA ESTRID is taking on fuel from the bunkering tanker BLUE VEGA at the time of writing The final leg of her voyage is expected to take STENA ESTRID 3-4 days after which a period of trials and further crew training/drills will commence before she enters service on the Holyhead – Dublin route around mid-January.

A video from Stena Line showing STENA ESTRID leaving her builders yard at the start of her journey to Europe.

As STENA ESTRID gets closer to her new home, more details have been released by Stena about her facilities. Onboard, STENA ESTRID‘s spacious passenger areas include two movie lounges with three 65” screens in each, a Sky Bar with superb views and a glass atrium, a “Taste” restaurant (which overlooks the bow), Barista coffee shop, Hygge Recline Lounge, two Happy World play areas, and a Stena Plus Lounge. There are also 175 new look cabins with Dux mattresses. These include deluxe cabins with balconies and all cabins are equipped with Bazeport Infotainment televisions.  Freight drivers are also catered for with a large 170-seat Truckers Lounge and Restaurant with six 55” televisions, with a maximum of two drivers in each cabin.

Stena Estrid Virtual Tour

A 360 degree virtual tour has been published online showing an impression of STENA ESTRID‘s interior and layout. Please note that this is not a link promoted by Stena Line, and so may not reflect the final layout entirely. When taking the tour, click on the dots to “walk” to that area.

Click here to view the Stena Estrid tour in a new window.

Steven Tarbox

Steven is a former retail professional and a ferry writer and photographer. He created NI Ferry Site as a web design project in 2014 to be a news and information source for everyone with an interest in ferries, with a particular focus on Northern Ireland. Steven is the editor of the website and looks after all of the technical aspects.
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