Stena Flavia Overview
STENA FLAVIA was launched as WATLING STREET as the 18th in the series of 24 Visentini RoPax vessels designed by NAOS design and launched between 1997 and 2011. She is the 7th of the more efficient “flex-bow” generation. She currently operates the route between Travemünde in Germany and Ventspils in
STENA FLAVIA was purchased by Stena from the receivers/banks of previous owners EPIC shipping in 2012 before she was renamed from Watling Street. The direct sister ships of STENA FLAVIA are Stena RoRo owned Etretat (currently on charter to Brittany Ferries, and previously Ld Lines’ Norman Voyager), Scottish Viking (also operated by Stena, but still owned by a Visentini family company), and Norman Atlantic (also owned by the Visentini group of companies). Other Visentini class vessels operating on Irish Sea services include Stena Line’s Stena Lagan, Stena Mersey, Stena Horizon, and Irish Ferries’ Epsilon.
Title image: Stena Flavia alongside at Rosslare following her arrival from the Baltic. Copyright © Brian Boyce.