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Stena Estrid Sets Sail from Dublin

By ,   January 13, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

STENA LINE's newest cruiseferry started regular crossings on the Dublin-Holyhead route (Irish Sea) on Monday morning, January 13. The 215-m (705-ft) long Stena Estrid is currently one of the most innovative passenger ships, with passenger capacity 1,000 and freight capacity 120 cars.

Stena Estrid ferry

The official maiden voyage of the ship, an 8:55 am trip from Holyhead to Dublin, was delayed due to adverse weather coinciding with Storm Brendan. However, a 2:50 p.m. departure from Dublin remained on schedule.

The RoPax vessel will make a couple of daily return trips on this route, with a crossing time of 3 hours and 15 minutes. Fares start from EUR 104 each-way for a motorist with a car.

Described as one of the world's most modern ferries, Stena Estrid was built at AVIC Weihai Shipyard Co in China, and is the first of a trio of new "next-generation" ferries that Stena has commissioned for Irish Sea routes.