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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3015 on: September 20, 2021, 08:38:04 pm
Was on the Europe on Friday as well on the afternoon crossing from Fishguard, Kerry and Vinga were in Rosslare on arrival.

On the trip out watching the tugs remove trailers from the top deck of the Vinga is like watching a storage version of Tetris as they manoeuvre the trailers to get down the ramp.

A great feeling to be back to some normality and a wonderful feeling to be sitting in the Plus lounge again on the Europe after its facelift/ COVID delays, the onboard upgrades are very subtle but it’s in great condition and the staff are as always a pleasure to deal with.

Only negative on the Europe now would be the toilets (gents)on deck 8 which are grim.(Nordica was not any better two years ago)

The whole vessel has received a nice update and the outside deck spaces are fantastic, new handrails and perfect paintwork all round, when we docked in Fishguard on the Friday night before, the Europe was too high in the water to use the side ramp and for the first time (in my experience)we came off from deck five out the bow door, never knew there was so much space on the ferry.

Also noted in Fishguard the coffee dock (after check in)is gone and there is a huge sign for Border Shop by R&F Retail which is probably going into the building as it would be ideal use of space but they will need to bring cars through earlier to maximise the buying time.

If you have any time off from work left take a few days in Wales and get a break from the last two years, checked out St David’s, Solva, Marloes, Dale, Tenby and some retail therapy in Bridgend and that’s not to mention the Duty Free !!
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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3016 on: September 30, 2021, 11:00:04 am
Stena Ro/RO's M/F Sassnitz is currently en route to Lisbon (posssibly to a shipyard) she had been running between Sweden and Germany until the route closed last year. If you haven't seen the ship she has a very unusual visor arrangement on her bow doors.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3017 on: October 02, 2021, 10:24:36 am
What would be a replacement for Stena Europe on the Fishguard Rosslare route if Stena were going to invest in the route with a new ship or would it be that the port would be upgraded to receive a ship in the current fleet that replaces the Europe on the route??



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3018 on: October 04, 2021, 07:29:33 pm
What would be a replacement for Stena Europe on the Fishguard Rosslare route if Stena were going to invest in the route with a new ship or would it be that the port would be upgraded to receive a ship in the current fleet that replaces the Europe on the route??

More than likely Stena Nordica would be the replacement for Stena Europe (unlikely to happen anytime soon given the money invested in Europe over last few years) Nordica would require some modifications to passenger accommodation to allow for peak traffic, Duty Free shop and crew accommodation.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3019 on: October 05, 2021, 12:10:57 pm
Been on the Stena Europe last weekend. Usually go on The Isle of Inishmore. Missed going up and down the estuary to Pembroke docks.
The Europe was okay. Loved the duty free.
There were not many passengers on the Europe and disembarking was quick.
Saw the Blue Star 1 at Rosslare. Want a trip on that!.




Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3020 on: October 18, 2021, 07:42:37 pm
Stena Europe heading to Central corridor next week to replace Estrid which is presumably going to Drydock, Vinga covering Europe’s sailings.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3021 on: October 19, 2021, 12:47:21 pm
It's been a few years since Europe was last in Dublin.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3022 on: October 19, 2021, 08:07:15 pm
It's been a few years since Europe was last in Dublin.

She was on Dublin-Holyhead route earlier this year. When Stena Estrid was on Rosslare-Cherbourg.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3023 on: October 22, 2021, 10:42:18 am
It's been a few years since Europe was last in Dublin.

She was on Dublin-Holyhead route earlier this year. When Stena Estrid was on Rosslare-Cherbourg.
Of course I completely forgot about that.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3024 on: October 26, 2021, 11:22:45 pm
Looks like the weather is affecting the Stena Europe’s return to the Central Corridor in place of the Estrid



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3025 on: October 27, 2021, 12:54:11 pm
Reports that the former Stena Cambria (ex St Anselm) together with her old running mate Stena Hibernia (ex Columbia) are on their way to the breakers at Alang India. Two fantastic ships which I traveled on countless times during the 1990's.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3026 on: October 27, 2021, 07:07:42 pm
Reports that the former Stena Cambria (ex St Anselm) together with her old running mate Stena Hibernia (ex Columbia) are on their way to the breakers at Alang India. Two fantastic ships which I traveled on countless times during the 1990's.

Article here on NI Ferry Scene about this https://www.niferry.co.uk/former-dun-laoghaire-and-swansea-cork-ferries-bound-for-demolition/

Also mentions that Swansea Cork vessel Superferry also going to the breakers.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3027 on: October 27, 2021, 10:52:42 pm
Reports that the former Stena Cambria (ex St Anselm) together with her old running mate Stena Hibernia (ex Columbia) are on their way to the breakers at Alang India. Two fantastic ships which I traveled on countless times during the 1990's.

Destination of Altair is now Murmagao in southern India.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3028 on: October 29, 2021, 09:40:26 pm
Europe not having a great run on Dublin Holyhead this week, would imagine combination of the weather and no double deck loading that suits Europe in Dublin port combining to make life difficult.

Also does not seem to go over 17 knots on crossings which limits ability to make up time.

A sailing cancellation tonight to allow it to bring schedule back on time.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #3029 on: November 01, 2021, 03:36:00 pm
Europe back on Rosslare - Fishguard route and Vinga holed up in Rosslare.