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Discussion Board / Stena Adventurer - Voyage Report
« on: June 19, 2021, 09:13:09 am »
Nice look at the Stena Adventurer in this blog post, unfortunately not too many people will have experienced the revamped on board offering in the last 18 months !! They have introduced some of the on board concepts from the E-Flexer vessels

You can compare the revamped interior with Scott Mackeys excellent Flickr Album of the Stena Adventurer here:

The News Board / Stena Line Duty Free Sales Up
« on: April 26, 2021, 08:41:00 pm »

No surprise, but given the low levels of traffic, Duty Free sales will be huge when we are allowed to travel again.

The News Board / Set the Sky + BBC ONE 11 am Monday April 26th
« on: April 22, 2021, 10:06:56 pm »
For Ferry Nerds everywhere

Dom takes to the high seas on the crucial ferry link between Northern Ireland and the UK mainland. Can he keep things shipshape, or will he end up all at sea?

Dom Digs in


Monday @ 11 am

Sky Channel 141 / 976

The Merrion Lounge / Dry Dock Las Palmas Style
« on: March 04, 2021, 09:07:12 pm »
Always be learning is something we all need to live by, today reading about the drydocking of the new Madeline II,

something strange about the images in particular the first image meant a trip to the Google which brought me to the YouTube

The most amazing drydock system I have ever seen. Just thought I would share it. Enjoy !

The News Board / Storm Bella
« on: December 26, 2020, 07:32:54 pm »
Stormy weather to end the year

Stena Europe cancelled tonight

Due to stormy conditions several ferries on cruises

Epsilon and W.b Yeats are on cruises to the South and North of Dublin Port

Stena Foreteller on a Wicklow bay cruise

Would imagine safer at sea than in port/ anchorage

The Merrion Lounge / Interislander order two new ferries
« on: December 22, 2020, 07:30:07 pm »
Interislander have signed a letter of intent for two new ferries to replace their current fleet of three, order to be placed with Hyundai Mipo in Korea

Vessels to be replaced include the former Isle of Innisfree - Kaitaki, the former Stena Allegra - Kaiarahi and the purpose built Aratare.

Hyundai are also building the new Isle of Man ferry - Manxman due in 2023.

The Merrion Lounge / Stena RoRo book
« on: December 07, 2020, 08:07:33 pm »
The new book on Stena RoRo published by Breakwater publishing Sweden is now available to order through Ferry Publications

It is also available directly from the publishers

Given the high cost of postage from Sweden it's cheaper through Ferrypubs.

It's from the same team who brought out the fabulous Stena Line - Story of a ferry company

While it won't arrive in time for Christmas, can't think of a better way to start 2021 than with a new ferry book (especially one with over 300 pages)

The News Board / October weather
« on: October 01, 2019, 10:07:31 pm »
The first of October has started with delays to services out of Rosslare today, sailings by Stena Nordica and Isle of Inishmore have experienced major delays this evening, Nordica has only arrived in Rosslare this Evening at 22.00 hours having delayed leaving Fishguard.

Inishmore is outside the Harbour and waiting to dock.

The News Board / Grimaldi to Start Irl UK Spain
« on: September 15, 2019, 11:33:35 am »
Posted on Facebook this morning

No mention of it on Grimaldi site or Port of Cork sites

Prevén inaugurar la línea Bouzas-Cork-Plymouth a finales de noviembre con un buque para 700 pasajeros y 400 vehículos

The Merrion Lounge / Carnival Vista - lifted out of water
« on: July 16, 2019, 07:46:01 pm »
Stunning video of Carnival Vista being lifted out of the sea by a heavy lift ship.

Just amazing what can be done when your main drydock is damaged.

The Merrion Lounge / History channel- Mega Pitstops
« on: April 11, 2019, 08:12:57 pm »
On Sky and Player

Mega Pit Stops ep 5

Featuring TT Lines Peter Pan rebuild

Tomorrow at 8

Or on the Player

The Merrion Lounge / All the Stations - Ireland
« on: April 01, 2019, 08:39:16 pm »
Featuring Stena Nordica on board as they begin in Swansea and travel to Fishguard then Rosslare/ Bray/ Howth/ Heuston/ Tralee/ Cork/ Cobh and much more

The Merrion Lounge / Superfast IX charter renewed
« on: March 19, 2019, 10:05:43 pm »
Marine Atlantic have renewed their charter of Superfast IX for another year.

Given the links between Marine Atlantic and Stena, they would be prime candidates to purchase the Superfast X when it becomes available next year, once the Stena Estrid enters service and Stena Adventurer visits drydock Stena will no longer have a route suitable for the X.

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