THE E-FLEXERS MAKES THEIR DEBUT ON
THE IRISH SEA
After more than six years’ in planning and construction, Stena Line’s newest E-Flexer ferry Stena Estrid started service on the Irish Sea route from Dublin to Holyhead on January 13, 2020.
Sister ship Stena Edda was delivered a few days later and will enter in to operation in March 2020 on the Belfast-Liverpool (Birkenhead) route. A third vessel Stena Embla is expected to be introduced on the same route in early 2021.
Described as one of the most modern ferries in the world the E-Flexer vessels offers a range of excellent facilities on board, including the spectacular Sky Bar, two Happy World children’s play areas, a relaxing Hygge reclining lounge, Stena Plus lounge, two movie lounges, bigger Truckers lounge, Taste restaurant, and a bigger better shopping experience.
With 215 metres in length the Stena Estrid and her sisters are some of the most advanced RoPax vessels in the world and larger than today’s standard vessels, with space to carry 120 cars and 1,000 passengers, and a freight capacity of 3,100 lane meters, meaning a 25-50 per cent increase in freight tonnage on their new routes. The fuel efficiency is impressive, and the consumption is reduced with 25 per cent compared to existing tonnage.
In addition to the three Irish Sea bound E-Flexer vessels, Stena Line has also ordered a further two E-Flexer RoPax vessels with a larger design, to be deployed within Stena Line’s network in 2022.
Stena Line passengers travelling between Dublin to Holyhead have given a major thumbs up to the brand-new ferry Stena Estrid in her first three weeks of operation. The spectacular ”Sky Bar” is one of many reasons.
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