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Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2820 on: July 07, 2020, 06:20:29 pm
And there you have it, straight into dry dock in Dunkirk.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2821 on: July 26, 2020, 11:22:07 am
Stena Adventurer leisurely making her way back heading to Holyhead from where she will resume service on the 1400 to Dublin tomorrow.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2822 on: July 26, 2020, 11:24:54 am
Where next for Stena Nordica?



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2823 on: July 26, 2020, 11:51:05 am



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2824 on: August 04, 2020, 07:38:31 am
Is Embla ahead of schedule? Just noticed is has appeared on radar this morning.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2825 on: August 04, 2020, 09:13:42 am
Under going sea trials at the moment in China , as scheduled .



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2826 on: August 04, 2020, 10:26:57 pm
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.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2827 on: August 09, 2020, 03:00:31 pm
Good to hear of all the precautions and safety measures in place. My last trip was aboard Estrid in March before things deteriorated - at that point there was a growing awareness of social distancing plus sanitiser on counters.

If anyone is making the journey on foot it may be of help to note that Dublin Bus route 53 - the public bus which terminates outside Irish Ferries Terminal 1 - is operating as normal. There is no official stop at Terminal 2 Stena Line (the stop pole seen across the yard from T2 is from years ago and is not served despite being in Dublin Bus yellow) but it's just a 7/8 minute walk to/from Terminal 1 with paths the whole way. Route 53 doesn't specifically connect with any ferry but having used it many times over the years I've seen fellow passengers going for Stena/IF/Steam Packet sailings on it.

The fare is e1.55 with a Leapcard.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2828 on: August 20, 2020, 11:12:02 am
Due to storm Stena Estrid and Adventurer have been swapped on timetable for today at least.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2829 on: August 21, 2020, 10:34:45 am
Why would Adventurer be taking this route to the south? Weather related?




Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2830 on: August 21, 2020, 12:51:33 pm
Why would Adventurer be taking this route to the south? Weather related?

At a guess, it's to make the trip a bit less rough (gale force winds on the Irish Sea at the moment from the south).



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2831 on: August 21, 2020, 10:12:48 pm
Yeah .. weather routing ...plus the fact her stabilizers are non existing at this time so another drydock this year looks very likely .  You heard it here first 👍



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2832 on: August 25, 2020, 11:27:38 am
Yeah .. weather routing ...plus the fact her stabilizers are non existing at this time so another drydock this year looks very likely .  You heard it here first 👍
I had thought it strange that port tug Shackleton was used to assist her berthing on a crossing I made a couple of weeks ago.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2833 on: September 03, 2020, 11:20:46 am
Stena Nordica making another appearance on Dublin - Holyhead from 14th September taking over from Estrid not quite sure where she's going.



Re: Stena Line fleet movements Reply #2834 on: September 03, 2020, 05:58:48 pm
Stena Nordica making another appearance on Dublin - Holyhead from 14th September taking over from Estrid not quite sure where she's going.

Deputising for the Superfasts on Cairnryan-Belfast while they drydock.