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Stena Estrid for Dublin on: December 18, 2019, 10:19:47 pm
Stena Estrid taking on bunkers at Algeciras. She has been provisionally booked for arrival into Dublin Port for the 23rd December.



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 09:21:43 am
Nice Christmas Present!

Presumably she will do Dublin first for Berthing Trials then cross to Holyhead for her homecoming.



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 11:13:21 am
On the move again with an ETA: 2019-12-22 21:00 in Dublin.



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 11:33:08 am
Homecoming ...she is not going to Cyprus



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #4 on: December 21, 2019, 08:04:01 am
Homecoming ...she is not going to Cyprus
Well with all the other ferries in Dublin flying the Cypriot it may feel like it's home .



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #5 on: December 21, 2019, 02:47:03 pm
Cyprus is a nice island . great food.



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #6 on: December 22, 2019, 07:59:23 pm
Can anyone tell me what is revolutionary about this ship.  Maybe more economical but otherwise what?
Passenger accommodation looks small, very little outside deck space, otherwise just a more modern but more bland version of the current Stena interior design.
What’s better in this ship than the Superfast x - nothing as far as I can see!
Very disappointing the loss of Cardiff as a port of registry - nobproper explanation as to why Limassol. 



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #7 on: December 22, 2019, 11:48:01 pm
Can anyone tell me what is revolutionary about this ship.  Maybe more economical but otherwise what?
Passenger accommodation looks small, very little outside deck space, otherwise just a more modern but more bland version of the current Stena interior design.
What’s better in this ship than the Superfast x - nothing as far as I can see!
Very disappointing the loss of Cardiff as a port of registry - nobproper explanation as to why Limassol.
The flag change to Cyprus was for operational reasons due to Brexit , all Stena ferries will be flagged in EU  countries going forward , same too for P&O .



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #8 on: December 23, 2019, 08:35:47 am
Flag change because of Brexit - yes, but can someone provide an explanation of why Brexit makes it necessary? 



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #9 on: December 23, 2019, 10:01:56 am

what will become of superfast x ?



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #10 on: December 23, 2019, 10:27:18 am
Probably redeployed to Baltic or sold on in longer term.



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #11 on: December 23, 2019, 06:01:01 pm
Flag change because of Brexit - yes, but can someone provide an explanation of why Brexit makes it necessary?
Basically it was because they want their ships under a EU flag for operational reasons as opposed to a UK flag due to the UK being out of the EU . You have to remember there is the reason given and the real reason . Brexit presented an opportunity for some companies to make changes that  would have been difficult for them to make  before  , to them Brexit has been a blessing in disguise .



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #12 on: December 23, 2019, 06:57:51 pm
Non EU flagged ships going into EU ports have far higher port and pilotage charges



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #13 on: December 23, 2019, 07:39:50 pm
Thanks for the explanation.  There is sone sense to it then, maybe, although why not flag in Sweden and why is the Adventurer still British registered, and also the Europe?

A convenient excuse to change the registry before she reaches Holyhead and starts service so nobody will complain?  Foreign flagging is never a good sign.



Re: Stena Estrid for Dublin Reply #14 on: December 23, 2019, 07:59:52 pm
Her Freight Capacity is 180 lorries plus 120 cars. Somewhat bigger than Stena Superfast X.