Stena Line expanding Ireland-France ferry service

   November 29, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Stena Line announced it was increasing the capacity of the Ireland-France route via the addition of an extra ship starting in June 2023.

Ahead of what was expected to be a busy summer next year, they would be doubling their sailing frequency and tripling their passenger capacity for tourists on the company's Rosslare-Cherbourg service as well as significantly increasing freight capacity, Paul Grant, Irish Sea Trade Director at Stena Line said.

“We’ve seen increased demand for more services and bigger vessels and are pleased to announce that from next June we will have 12 sailings weekly on the shortest and most frequent direct service between Ireland and France.”

The added Stena Vision cruiseferry is expected to set sail on her new route in June 2023 and brings with her space for a total of 1300 passengers (485 staterooms). The boat also has space for 120 freight units (trucks/trailers), 440 cars, or a combination of both.

Stena Vision is an addition to the freight-only vessels on the route, which means a 100% increase in passenger operations for Stena Line. The Swedish company will be the only ferry operator offering departures/arrivals in both directions on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route for 6 days every week.

Stena Vision ferry

Stena Vision will come from the Baltic Sea, where she is sailing on the Swedish/Polish Karlskrona-Gdynia route. The ferry will be replaced by Stena Line’s new bigger E-Flexer Stena Ebba in early 2023. Starting next year, the Karlskrona-Gdynia route will be operated by 3 ferries - Stena Ebba, Stena Estelle, and Stena Spirit.