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Welcome return for Stena Europe

[ October 9, 2019   //   ]

The Stena Europe has resumed sailings on the Rosslare – Fishguard route following an extensive refit. The ferry operator said the upgrade programme took longer than had been anticipated but athe vessel will be a significant improvement.

Trade director, Irish Sea (south) Ian Davies said: “I know there has been a certain amount of frustration with the delayed return of the Stena Europe, a very popular vessel with both our freight and travel customers.  We had planned for a number of improvements and additions throughout the ship both of a technical and customer-facing nature, but we did encounter a number of challenges which impacted on our works delivery schedule for which I’d like to apologies to our customers. “

He added: “During the refit period our cover vessel the Stena Nordica did a sterling job ensuring we maintained our sailing schedule on Fishguard – Rosslare and I would like thank the captain and crew for their efforts.  We are now all looking forward to welcoming the Stena Europe back and I know a lot of our regular customers are looking forward to seeing the improvements.”

He added: “Apart from a number of technical upgrades our freight customers will be particularly  pleased to hear that we have altered our deck height to be able to service from Rosslare to Cherbourg with three return crossings a week.