“Taking ownership of Stena Estrid is a major milestone for Stena Line. This is the result of a very significant investment in our Irish Sea operations that reflects our commitment to the region and will ultimately see three of the world’s most modern ferries operating between Ireland and Britain.”
Niclas Mårtensson, CEO
In total, five next-generation ferries will join our family from 2020 onwards. Our new ferries will be one of the most advanced and energy-efficient vessels in operation and signify a major investment in becoming the world's most sustainable ferry company.
5 next-generation ferries for Stena Line
Six years after initiating the next-generation ferries project in 2013, Stena Estrid is now finally ready. Stena Estrid is one of the five new next-generation ships that Stena Line has ordered. At the beginning of 2020, she was the first of the three new ships built for the Irish Sea to start operating on the Dublin-Holyhead route.
The two other Irish Sea E-Flexer sisters, Stena Edda and Stena Embla, will follow during 2020 and 2021 and start operating on the Belfast-Liverpool route.
The most advanced vessels in operation
Our new next-generation ferries will be one of the most advanced and energy-efficient vessels in operation. They’ll be larger than regular RoPax vessels with more availability per sailing.
Based on over 50 years of experience in ferry operations, the ships have been equipped with several digital features for enhanced customer experience – as well as the latest environmental and energy-saving technology.
The future of ferry travel is here
Our next-generation ferries are one of the most energy-efficient RoPax in the world per unit carried thanks to her hyper-efficient hull shape and propeller design. That gives her one of the industry’s lowest carbon footprint per unit carried.
Incorporating our combined knowledge from ship design and operation since 1962, our next generation ferries are our most fuel-efficient vessels ever. For example, Stena Estrid is equipped with automated waste shuts, biodegradable lubrication oils, LED lighting, solar films on windows and a copper-free anti-fouling coating paint.
The ships’ energy-saving features and ship recycling facilities support our ambitious sustainability strategy.
Our next-generation ferries are a celebration of our Swedish heritage. The look and feel onboard highlight our “Scandi” roots as it is stylishly modern, light and comfortable.
Our new builds are spacious. The panorama glass windows, the Sky bar, and the Hygge lounge are some of the features that reflect our emphasis on Scandinavian design at its best.
Seamless experience onboard
All of our next-generation ferries will be smartly connected for a seamless travel experience, offering a new level of comfort, style, and quality. Digital technology is cleverly used for information and entertainment.