Stena Line´s latest addition to the fleet – ‘Stena Estelle’ – has arrived at the Remontowa shipyard in Gdansk for final adjustments, before she takes up her regular service on Gdynia/Karlskrona route.
Her first sailing is planned for 4th September from Gdynia.
“We are very excited to introduce our new ferry ‘Stena Estelle’, which will boost our offer for both freight customers and passengers. This all-new vessel is the most modern in our fleet and unmatched in capacity, efficiency design and service setup.
“With new ferries such as the ‘Stena Estelle’ and her twin vessel ‘Stena Ebba’, which will arrive in Poland in November this year, we are opening up new opportunities not only for the development of our company and the Gdynia/Karlskrona route, but also for the growth of our customers’ businesses in this part of Europe,” said Marek Kiersnowski, Stena Line’s Trade Director, Baltic Sea South.
‘Stena Estelle’ and her sister ‘Stena Ebba’ are the two largest E-Flexer ferries built to date and will provide a boost to the Karlskrona/Gdynia route’s capacity.
The 240 m long ship offers 263 cabins, space for 1,200 pax and an overall freight capacity of 3,600 lane m, which gives 15% more cargo versus the current E-Flexers.
This Polish and Swedish connection is a prime example of the further increasing customer demand in the Southern and Eastern Baltic Sea area, which Stena Line has thus far accommodated with significant investments in a modern fleet, and an all new route between Nynäshamn and Hanko, Finland, the company explained.