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Stena Estrid Preparing to Leave China for the Irish Sea

The latest addition to the Stena Line fleet, “Stena Estrid“, is expected to leave CMI Jinling (Weihai) shipyard in China soon for the Irish Sea. The brand-new ship is expected to stop at Singapore on the morning of November 29th (local time). From there, NIFS believes she will proceed to Europe via the Suez Canal, likely stopping either in Gibraltar or Spain to take on bunkers. In total the journey is expected to take about six weeks.

Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line in front of Stena Estrid
Niclas Mårtensson, CEO Stena Line in front of STENA ESTRID. © Stena Line.

STENA ESTRID is the first of Stena’s “next generation” E-Flexer ferries. She is expected to enter service on the busy Dublin – Holyhead route early in the new year. Stena Line took delivery of the new ferry at a ceremony hosted by the shipyard last week.

Dan Sten Ollson, owner of Stena Line, boards new ferry STENA ESTRID at the AVIC Weihai shipyard in China, following the signing ceremony for the latest addition to Stena Line’s fleet. Stena Line
Dan Sten Ollson, owner of Stena Line, boards new ferry STENA ESTRID at the AVIC Weihai shipyard in China, following the signing ceremony for the latest addition to Stena Line’s fleet. Stena Line

Onboard Facilities

According to Stena Line, onboard STENA ESTRID:

“There is a host of onboard passenger facilities and services including free Wi-Fi as well as the latest blockbuster movies in the two free cinemas, great food and drink options with the Taste Restaurant, Barista Bar and Sky Bar – which has superb Sky views, top end luxury with Stena Plus* and places to put your feet up, unwind and enjoy the journey in the relaxing Hygge Lounge*. There is also two Happy Play areas and video games room for the young ones and a fabulous retail outlet with great discounts for the older ones. There are 175 cabins including 6 deluxe with balconies. *additional cost.”

The delivery ceremony of STENA ESTRID © China Merchants Industry
The delivery ceremony of STENA ESTRID © China Merchants Industry

Track Stena Estrid‘s Progress

You can follow STENA ESTRID‘s progress on the map below:

https://www.vesselfinder.com/?imo=9807293

Given her ETA at Singapore, it is likely she will leave Weihai towards the end of the week.

Further Information

For more information on STENA ESTRID, visit her dedicated page here.  For more information on the Stena E-Flexer class, see our overview here.

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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