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Stena’s Estrid in happy return to Holyhead

[ May 18, 2021   //   ]

Stena Line is bringing its new Stena Estrid vessel back to the Holyhead – Dublin route with the expectation that travel restrictions between Ireland and Britain will be removed

She will replace the Stena Horizon who returns to the Rosslare – Cherbourg route.

Stena had swapped the ships due to increased freight demand on direct routes to France and low travel volumes between Holyhead and Dublin. However, the end of lockdowns have increased freight volumes again, prompting a switch back to pre-lockdown roles for the vessels.

Stena Estrid will provide two daily return crossings each way between Holyhead and Dublin.

Stena Line’s trade director, Paul Grant, said: “With huge pent-up demand for travel between Britain and Ireland, and the added bonus of Duty Free, now’s the right time to switch Stena Estrid back. Stena Horizon will again operate alongside Stena Foreteller on Rosslare – Cherbourg, offering 12 sailings per week to France.