PR: Stena Line increases capacity in its Dublin-Holyhead service

Stena Superfast VII © Steven Tarbox

Stena Line has today announced that it will be adding extra tonnage to expand its Dublin to Holyhead service in early 2015. Following months of speculation the company has confirmed that it will be replacing the Stena Nordica with a larger ropax vessel, Stena Superfast X. Stena Superfast X is a sister ship of the award winning Stena Superfast VII and VIII ships which the company currently operates on the Irish Sea. It has capacity for up to 1,200 passengers and provides almost 2 km of lane space to accommodate a mix of car and freight traffic. Ian Davies, Stena Line’s Route Manager (Irish Sea South) said: “Providing additional capacity and facilities to expand our Dublin- Holyhead route is an important strategic development for Stena Line on the Irish Sea at this time. Our freight and travel customers will now be able to benefit from an enhanced service on this … Read more

Dublin – Holyhead: Stena Superfast X news

NIFerrySite have received information that Dieppe Seaways (future Stena Dublin – Holyhead vessel “Stena Superfast X” and a sister to our own Stena Superfast VIII/VII) is not being converted in Gdansk like her Stena operated sisters, but at the Nauta yard in Gdynia.  Dieppe Seaways (former Superfast X) currently operates for DFDS, but is owned by Stena.  Her charter expires at the end of this month freeing her up to enter service with Stena themselves.