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19th Dec 2019

PICS: Stena Line are launching a new ferry and it looks pretty impressive

Dave Hanratty

Stena Line Stena Estrid

Ahoy, etc…

January will see the introduction of the Stena Estrid, the newest ferry in the Stena Line fleet operating on the Dublin to Holyhead route.

Described as “one of the most modern ferries in the world”, the Estrid is currently nearing the end of a 10,000-mile voyage en route to the Irish Sea.

As you might expect, it’s a carefully-constructed beast but you’re mostly here to see what the thing looks like, right?

On board you’ll find the likes of the day-and-night Sky Bar, a movie lounge, a Hygge reclining area, restaurants, shops and the usual luxuries that one anticipates from a ferry experience.

Anyway, about those virtual images:

All in all, the 215-metre Estrid provides for 1,000 passengers and crew, with 175 cabins on-board and space for 120 cars.

The vessel marks the first of three new next-generation ferries set to operate on the Irish Sea as part of a multi-million pound investment that will see two more crafts due on the Belfast to Liverpool route in spring 2020 and early 2021.