Stena Livia ferry

Former names: Etretat, Norman Voyager

Stena Livia ferry current position

Stena Livia ferry current location is at Baltic Sea (coordinates 56.20940 N / 19.33528 E) cruising at speed of 18.5 kn (34 km/h | 21 mph) en route to LVLPX<=>DETRV. The AIS position was reported 14 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Stena Livia ferry

Year of build2008  /  Age: 15
Flag state Cyprus
BuilderCantiere Navale Visentini (Porto Viro / Porto Levante, Italy)
Classcruiseferry (Ro-Pax ship)
Ferry route / homeportsTravemunde-Liepaja
Engines (power)MAN (21.6 MW / 28966 hp)
Speed24 kn / 44 km/h / 28 mph
Length (LOA)186 m / 610 ft
Beam (width)26 m / 85 ft
Gross Tonnage26904 gt
Passengers375 - 750
Freight vehicles115
Decks with cabins1
Last Refurbishment2021
Sister-shipsStena Flavia, Stena Horizon, Stena Scandica, Stena Baltica
Former namesEtretat, Norman Voyager
OwnerStena AB (via Stena RoRo AB)
OperatorSTENA LINE (via Stena Ropax Ltd)

Stena Livia ferry Review

Review of Stena Livia ferry

Stena Livia ferry is a Ro-Ro passenger vessel operated by the Sweden-based company STENA LINE. The ship has a max capacity of 750 passengers, 200 cars and 115 lorries (semi-trailer trucks). The vessel was launched in 2008 and currently operates on the Germany-Latvia route Travemunde-Liepaja (crossing time ~20 hours).

For BRITTANY FERRIES (until 2021) the cruise ship was renamed "MS Etretat" and operated the UK-France and UK-Spain ferry routes Portsmouth-Le Havre (crossing time 5,5 hours) and Portsmouth-Santander (crossing time ~24 hours). In 2021, the vessel (IMO number 9420423) had changed its flag-state from France (MMSI 228022900) to Cyprus (MMSI 212940000).


As cruise ferry, Stena Livia has a total of 103 cabins (inside and outside, max capacity of 4 passengers), all of which are air-conditioned and with en-suite bathrooms. The ferry company provides bed linens, towels, toiletries. The ship additionally has 51 reclining seats. Some staterooms are wheelchair-accessible (adapted for disabled passengers).

The ship's staterooms as categories (numbers) are 4-berth Outside (33), 4-berth Outside "pet-friendly" (4), 4-berth Inside (55), 4-berth Inside "pet-friendly" (9), wheelchair-accessible (2). Also available are reserved lounge seats (51 to Le Havre and 20 to Santander) and cots (15).

All passengers must vacate their staterooms 30 min prior to homeport arrival.

Stena Livia ferry ship (STENA LINE)

Shipboard dining and entertainment options

As facilities, the Stena Livia ship offers:

Stena Livia ship decks plan

  • La Restaurant (self-service/buffet restaurant on deck 5, hot and cold meals)
  • Movie Lounge (on deck 5, tickets can be purchased from Information Desk)
  • 2 Reserved Seating Lounges (portside on deck 6, named "Seaside" and "Horizon") with reclining / Pullman seats
  • Le Bar (ship's main bar lounge on deck 5 - fine French wines, cocktails, cold/hot drinks, TVs)
  • Le Boutique (shop on deck 5 - gifts, souvenirs, spirits, wines, tobaccos, perfumes, cosmetics, leather goods, toys, confectionery, clothing, cameras, sunglasses, jewelry), shopping promotions
  • free Wi-Fi, ATM / cash machine (deck 5, next to Information Desk / Reception)
  • dog exercise area (on deck 6 midship)
  • disabled toilets (deck 5)

The ship has 1 elevator (passenger lift).

Sun Deck is an outdoor area that doubles as Helideck (helipad) - a helicopter landing platform used in cases of emergency.


All onboard emergency instructions are displayed in staterooms, on the TV screens and at the ship's assembly stations (aka muster stations). Life jackets are issued at the assembly stations. In case of emergency, the use of elevators/passenger lifts is forbidden.

STENA ferry deals

Follows a list of discounts and special offers provided by Stena Line (direct bookings only).

  • On the routes Holland-UK (Hook of Holland-Harwich, day voyages only), Denmark-Norway (Frederikshavn-Oslo, Monday to Friday only), Denmark-Sweden (Grenaa-Varberg) and Germany-Sweden (Rugen Island / Sassnitz-Trelleborg and Rostock-Trelleborg), passengers can ferry caravans free of charge. This discount applies to the car plus caravan fares and can't be combined with other offers.
  • Motorhomes can be ferried between UK and Holland priced as cars (day voyages only).
  • STENA's train and ferry deals offer discounted pricing on train travel to London (fares subject to availability). STENA issues e-tickets (not separate train tickets) and the passenger's self-printed e-ticket serves as a train ticket. Dutch Railways tickets (to and from the port) can't be included in the ferry booking. These e-tickets are not valid on private UK rail carriers. Intercity Direct and ICE trains are with extra charge.
  • Special meals (vegan, vegetarian, kosher, halal food, gluten- or lactose-free foods) can be pre-ordered on the UK-Holland route Harwich-Hook of Holland. All the ingredients used for these special meals are verified by their manufacturers. Vegetarian meals contain dairy products, eggs, vegetables. Muslim meals don't contain pork (or by-products) as well as food containing alcohol. Special food orders must be made 48 hours prior departure (via email upon booking or by calling +31 (0)174 - 315 811).
  • In 2013, the ships Britannica and Hollandica were equipped each with 2 electric car charging points (3,7 kW 16A, Euro standard Type 2). However, these charging points can't be pre-booked. Charging an electric car on the ship is free of charge and takes 4-6 hours. Only on the ships Britannica and Hollandica, change machines are available (ATM by GWK Travelex) located in the lobby area (Deck 9, opposite the Reception Desk).
  • Only on the ships serving the Denmark-Norway route (Frederikshavn-Oslo), there are power connections (at a fee) for caravan fridges and freezers.
  • Hand luggage restrictions per person (carried in the ship's public areas) max dimensions 60x50x40 cm and up to 12 kg. Foot passengers are allowed to bring only 2 pieces of extra luggage (up to 20 kg), checked-in on day voyages (unless there is a booked cabin). Car passengers must leave their luggage in the vehicle. Remember that car decks are closed during the voyage. Any extra baggage will be surcharged.
  • All STENA ships allow boarding with LPG-fueled vehicles ("liquefied petroleum gas").
  • The company doesn't allow 36-weeks pregnant women to travel, as well as 34 weeks pregnant when expecting more than one baby.
  • Passengers with restricted mobility will be assisted prior departure and also onboard. Such passengers must contact the company's staff at least 48 hours prior to departure (via email or by calling +31 (0)174-315811). Wheelchair passengers must arrive at the port at least 2 hours prior to departure and go to the company's check-in desk.
  • Bicycles can be ferried (at a fee) on all STENA ships and on all routes.
  • Tickets with blank return date are not offered. However, it is possible to book "open ticket" with a temporary date, that can be changed later to the actual return date.

STENA LINE's deals are categorized as "Economy", "Flexi" and "Premium". ECONOMY fares are always the cheapest, but with an amendment fee and without refund for changes and cancellations. FLEXI fares allow changes to be made to your booking at no cost. Passengers only pay the difference in fare, with the option of a full refund for canceling. PREMIUM fares (depending on routes) offer different bonus perks, such as express boarding and disembarkation, Stena Plus Lounge seats, included Breakfast. PREMIUM deals are not available on the routes Sassnitz / Rostock-Trelleborg, Grenaa-Varberg, Nynashamn-Ventspils (Latvia), and Travemunde-Liepaja (Latvia). PREMIUM fares on the route Hook of Holland-Harwich are inclusive of Stena Plus Lounge seat and Breakfast (on night voyages only).

Etretat ferry ship (BRITTANY FERRIES)

Follows the list of all BRITTANY FERRIES routes with crossing times and frequencies.

Car decks

Follows a list of car decks related safety procedures:

  • Disabled passengers or those requiring specific assistance should visit the ship's Information Desk (deck 5, open 24-hours).
  • Apply handbrake and place the vehicle in park or 1st gear position. Switch off the ignition, alarm, electrical equipment, headlights. Gas cylinders, if any, must be switched off. Lock the vehicle.
  • From your vehicle take only valuables and essential hand baggage.
  • Make a note of your vehicle's location and garage deck number/stairway before leaving the car deck.
  • Access to the ship's vehicle (cargo) decks during the voyage is prohibited.
  • Smoking on vehicle decks, as well as in cabins and passenger lounges is forbidden.
  • Wait for the onboard announcement before returning to your vehicle.
  • In order to avoid air pollution, don't start the engine until instructed.

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ferry company STENA LINE logo - CruiseMapper

The ship operator Stena Line (fleet, 1962-founded, headquartered in Gothenburg Sweden) is one of the world's largest ferry companies, providing freight and travel services on Northern Europe's routes that connect UK, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, Latvia, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Poland.

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Prior to its STENA LINE service, the cruise ship was chartered to BRITTANY FERRIES under the name "Etretat". In mid-April 2021, Stena Livia temporarily joined the sistership Stena Flavia on the Sweden-Latvia route Nynashamn-Ventspils, replacing Scottish Viking (which charter was ended and was returned to the shipowner Watling Street Ltd).

In January 2022, STENA ships Livia and Flavia were redeployed on the Germany-Latvia route Travemunde-Liepaja, adding 40% freight capacity on this route (acquired by STENA in 2012) and shortening substantially the crossing time (from 27 to 20 hours).

When Livia and Flavia were redeployed to the Travemunde-Liepaja service, STENA redeployed on the Nynashamn-Ventspils service the larger sisteships Stena Baltica and Stena Scandica, thus adding ~30% freight capacity.

The vessel (IMO number 9420423) is powered by four MAN marine diesel engines (model 9L48-60B) with total power output 21,6 MW. For BRITTANY FERRIES, MS Etretat was France-flagged (MMSI number 228022900). When operated as "Norman Voyager", the ferry was UK-flagged (MMSI 235066381). Stena Livia is Cyprus-flagged (MMSI 212940000).

Sisterships are the fleetmates Stena Flavia, Stena Horizon, Stena Scandica, Stena Baltica.