Stena Line refit update 2016.

By: Steven Tarbox
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By Walter Koch (Eigene Aufnahme) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Refit cover to provided by Baltic Sea vessel.

NIFS understand Stena Flavia (ex Watling Street) has been nominated as the refit cover vessel for the Irish Sea January to March 2016. It is believed she will cover for Stena Horizon (ex Celtic Horizon) at Rosslare before covering for Stena Superfast X (formerly Dieppe Seaways, SeaFrance Moliere, Jean Nicoli, etc) and Stena Adventurer at Holyhead. Stena Superfast X will provide refit relief for her north channel sisters, Stena Superfast VII and VIII, giving Belfast to Cairnryan (Loch Ryan Port) passengers the opportunity to sample a very different Superfast vessel to those regularly on the run.

Stena Flavia is of course a part-sister to Stena Lagan, Stena Mersey, Stena Horizon, and Irish Ferries Epsilon.  It is understood that Stena Flavia will be covered on her Travemunde to Ventspils route by Gothenburg – Fredrikshavn regular Stena Gothica (ex Ask, Seafreight Freeway, etc), with that service continuing to operate with Stena Jutlandica and the veteran Stena Danica.  At present it does not appear there are any plans to cover Rosslare to Fishguard vessel Stena Europe‘s refit, as has become the norm in recent years.

(updated 2/12/15 PM)

Title image: Stena Flavia pictured in the Baltic Sea 2015 By Walter Koch (Eigene Aufnahme) [GFDL or CC BY 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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