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Discussion Board / Re: stena europe
« on: April 03, 2016, 08:13:50 PM »
Nice to see that the good old friend is to stay for a while within the Stena fleet! Wonder if it will get the blue waves next year maybe, and how the interior might be changed after the recent visit. What's for real is that this is a real Swedish quality build, too bad that the company that built it dosen't exist anymore.

But my guess is that the Europe might be replaced somewhere in the 2020's maybe, like Stena Danica for example, i might be wrong but when looking to the investments and refurbishing being made through the years i doubt it is an agenda for replacement, YET!

My thoughts is that the 1980's Stena vessels are about to go from 2020 . A little off topic, a photo was published somewhere, forgot the link. That there was a picture in the crew area telling this: "Stena Danica 1983-202?", which means that it is decided that it's going in a near future.

Let's not forget that apart from the Europe being oldest within Irish Sea fleet, most of the ferries in Scandinavia are one of the oldest within the Stena fleet:

Stena Saga: built in 1981, the same age as Europe
Stena Danica: built in 1983, two years younger only
Stena Nautica: built in 1986, just turned 30 years
Stena Vision: built in 1987, turning 30 years next year
Stena Spirit: built in 1988, 28 years old, only 2 years before the 30th anniversary

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: March 09, 2016, 04:47:10 PM »
About time too!

Wonder if she will be "Making Good Time" as well? - she can claim that now she doesn't have the Explorer to compete with.
They haven't put dat on a ship for years!

Stena Vision still has it yet, Scandinavica got it removed last year from what i know.

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: February 13, 2016, 10:39:46 AM »
Like i said, just rumours though so i'm not taking anything as an offence :-)

Freight capacity would not be the biggest issue if they would remove all the cabins and the passenger space on deck 5 and 6 turning it to a car deck making bigger freight volume like on the Spirit/Vision.

Well, maybe too much off topic now.

The News Board / Re: Stena Line fleet movements
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:51:00 PM »
Just some rumours, did hear that Stena Line might charter the El. Venizelos to replace the current one on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route.

Would be nice though to see the 3rd sister ship within the Stena fleet together with the Stena Spirit and Vision, the ship that was unfinished for couple of years and later cancelled by Stena Line, sadly the never finished 4th  sister was scrapped in 2011 :-(

Discussion Board / Re: Your favourite ferry
« on: February 12, 2016, 08:34:08 PM »
1. Stena Europe
2. Stena Spirit/Stena Vision
3. Stena Danica
4. Stena Hollandica/Stena Britannica

Discussion Board / Re: stena europe
« on: June 30, 2015, 09:22:26 PM »
What's forgotten on this report is that the Götaverken shipyard in Gothenburg is history nowdays since the owner decided to liquidate it last year.

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