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Stena Line Brings Giant Ferry on Holyhead-Dublin Route

By ,   June 11, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

Stena Line revealed it will bring a new giant ferry on the route Holyhead to Dublin.

The line confirmed that the first of its new-built RoPax ferries (Stena Estrid / currently under construction in China) is due to enter service on this Irish Sea route in early 2020.

The "Stena E-Flexer" class ferry, which will be one of the world's most energy efficient, will replace Superfast X on the route.

Stena Superfast X ferry ship

The newbuild will feature capacity for 1,000 travelers, 120 cars and 3100 freight lane meters. It will deliver 4 daily trips with an estimated crossing time of approx 3.5 hours.

In 2017, Stena Line announced a contract for a new generation of RoPax ferry ships, with planned deliveries during 2020-2021.

Stena Line has ordered the building of 6 new vessels from AVIC Shipyard in China. The plan is to locate 3 of the ships on company's Irish Sea routes.