Just back from my fist ferry crossing this year. I took Stena Estrid from Dublin and the ship is excellent and the crew were very professional especially in relation to covid guidelines,
I returned on Stena Adventurer and was surprised at how many changes have been made to her during her recent dry docking.
On deck 7 the Hygge Lounge is now located overlooking the bow (was previously a popular seating area) The cinema's have been relocated and a gaming machine area is now located in their place. The Met Grill on deck 7 has been replaced with the Barista Coffee shop. I think the children's play area has been closed due to restrictions
On deck 8 the Stena Plus lounge has been extended taking over the area vacated by the Barista Coffee shop. The Met Grill is now Taste and has all new seating and flooring.
On Deck 9 the cinema's have taken the space previously occupied by the Hygge Lounge. Cabin keys are now issued at check in instead of guest services and the keys are now disposable cardboard.
Again covid precautions are in place all over the ship with crew on both ships doing a great job explaining things to passengers and insisting on face coverings being worn. Perspex screens are in place at all counters and guest services.
Social distancing measures in place all over the ship with seating areas limited and blocked. Foot passengers numbers boarding by coach are also being limited to about 15 per coach.
A warning for people travelling by foot, Morton's are not operating any services to either Stena or Irish Ferries terminals and today there were no taxi's at the port.