Embla, which is the 3rd newbuild cruiseferry to be commissioned for the Irish Sea routes of Stena Line in the last 12 months, is scheduled to enter service in late-January. Stena Embla ship's capacity is 1000 passengers and 120 cars, raising the route's freight capacity by 20%.
Embla arrived in Northern Ireland on January 2, 2021, and will complete preparatory works prior to going into commercial service. The cruise ship will make one daily crossing between Belfast and Liverpool.
Stena Embla will join the sistership Stena Edda (which entered service in March 2020). Embla will replace the 2005-built Stena Mersey (now Stena Baltica) which will be redeployed to the Sweden-Latvia route Nynashamn-Ventspils following a major drydock refit.