The Swedish ferry company, Stena Line will introduce Stena Nordica on its Fishguard – Rosslare route this July. This means that Stena Nordica will replace Stena Europe on the popular ferry route between Fishguard, Wales, and Rosslare, Ireland.
Stena Europe has been operating on the Fishguard – Rosslare route since 2002. Unfortunately, the vessel has been out of service since February 11, when a fire broke out in a fuel pipe to one of the engines. Stena Europe is in dry dock, undergoing major repairs from the accident.
The port is currently without a ferry, but the replacement of the 1981-built ferry with Stena Nordica will take place in July. Stena Nordica is currently being refurbished in Poland to increase the number of facilities and passenger capacity.
“Stena Europe has operated on the route for many years, and we are delighted we have been able to secure the Stena Nordica on a permanent basis,” said Paul Grant, trade director for the Irish Sea at Stena Line.
He added, “We are mindful that Stena Europe has been operating Fishguard – Rosslare for many years, so we will be doing our level best to ensure as smooth a transition as possible as we embark upon an exciting new chapter for the route.”
About Stena Line
The largest ferry operator on the Irish Sea, Stena Line has 18 routes in Northern Europe with nearly 25,000 sailings per year. This family-owned company from Gothenburg has around 40 vessels and services in Denmark, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Latvia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Sweden. The company has around 5,000 employees.
Popular Stena Line Ferry Routs
- Harwich – Hook of Holland
- Dublin – Holyhead
- Frederikshavn – Gothenburg
- Rostock – Trelleborg
- Gdynia – Karlskrona