Stena Line expands its Ireland-France ferry service

Major boost in choice and capacity for passengers and freight customers on the Rosslare-Cherbourg route with the addition of the Stena Vision cruise ferry.

Stena Line expands its Ireland-France ferry service
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With the addition of Stena Vision to its Ireland-France route, Stena Line will provide a significant increase in capacity alongside its existing vessel on the route, Stena Horizon.

The added vessel is due to set sail on its new route in June and brings with it space for 1,300 passengers and with 485 passenger cabins it offers the widest selection of cabins across all of the company’s ferries.

Paul Grant, Irish Sea Trade Director at Stena Line, says:

“Ahead of what is expected to be a busy summer in 2023, we will be doubling our sailing frequency and tripling our passenger capacity for tourists on our Rosslare – Cherbourg service as well significantly increasing freight capacity. We’ve seen increased demand for more services and bigger vessels and are pleased to announce that from next June we will have 12 sailings weekly on the shortest and most frequent direct service between Ireland and France. We are delighted to offer more options and choice for our customers with this significant addition to our Irish Sea fleet.”

Stena Vision is an addition to today’s RoPax vessel on the route, meaning a 100% increase in passenger sailings for the Swedish company. Stena Line will be the only ferry operator offering departures and arrivals in both directions on the Rosslare – Cherbourg for six days every week.

Stena Vision will come fresh from the Baltic Sea, where she is operating on the busy Swedish/Polish Karlskrona to Gdynia route. It will be replaced by Stena Line’s new larger E-Flexer Stena Ebba early next year. Starting next year, the Gdynia-Karlskrona route will be operated by three ferries – Stena Estelle, Stena Ebba and Stena Spirit, giving Stena Line the most efficient use of ships, crews and providing freight customers and passengers with an optimal schedule and capacity.