Stena Line is modernizing its two largest ferries
Swedish ferry company Stena Line said its two largest ferries, Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica, have completed a million-euro refit that includes updated onboard facilities.
The North Sea vessels, which sail twice a day between Harwich, UK, and Hook of Holland, the Netherlands, were in dry dock at the EDR shipyard in the Port of Antwerp to undergo their maintenance regular annual. During their stay, they also received new additions to their onboard services.
Duty-free sales on routes to the UK have exploded since Brexit, with onboard spending per passenger increasing by 118% in 2021. Stena Line has therefore added an additional new duty-free shop to each ship, extending the surface retail sales on both ships by 40. %. The ships’ two Barista Bars have been refreshed and each of the ships’ premium Captain’s Suites have been refurbished. Additionally, 15 of the ship’s 500 cabins have been converted to allow passengers to travel with their dogs.
At 240m long and 32m wide, Stena Hollandica and Stena Britannica each have over 5km of vehicle lanes. This allows each ship to carry 300 trucks and 230 cars. With 1,200 passengers, supported by 85 crew members. With a gross tonnage of 63,000 gross tons, they are the largest vessels currently in operation in the Stena Line fleet.