Stena Line Launches The World's Largest Superferries
on: May 13, 2010, 5:27 am
Stena Line has announced the launch of the two largest
Superferries in the world which will sail the North Sea between Harwich
and Hook of Holland this year.
Stena Line's largest ever investment of over £375 million has been spent on
building the two new vessels, with the Stena Hollandica launching on 16 May 2010 and
the Stena Britannica
following in autumn 2010.
The largest ferries of their type in the world in terms of combined passenger and
freight capacity: each will be capable of transporting 230 cars, 300 freight
vehicles and have 1,376 beds on board. The 538 cabins, finished in a light and fresh
style, will be equipped with Dux beds, wider than on standard ferries, measuring a
minimum width of 900mm and up to 1600mm in 'captain’s suite' rooms. All cabins
will have a modern en suite bathroom with Hans Grohe fittings, and larger windows
have been installed in both bathroom and main cabin areas to provide a feeling of
space and light.
Customers will be able to enjoy onboard services including buffet and a la carte
restaurants, cinema, bar, lounge, media room and internet corner. Customers can also
stay connected throughout the journey with free wi-fi for all, mobile reception
throughout the crossing and satellite television in lounges and cabins. There will
be children and teenager zones, 12 kennels for dogs and a sundeck to allow
passengers to relax outdoors during their journey.
Designed to have a low environmental impact, each Superferry is built in line with
Stena Line's Energy Savings Programme. Eco-friendly features on the new Superferries include
catalytic converters, an improved hull design, highly efficient engines and better
combustion rates, all helping to reduce environmental impact. The ferries have facilities to
recycle glass, cardboard and food waste onboard, while solar film on all windows
will exclude up to 82% of the sun’s radiant heat, reducing the energy used by the
onboard cooling system.
Departing twice daily, the crossing takes approx 6.5 hours with a choice of day or
night sailings in each direction. Departures from Harwich leave at 09:00 and around
23:45 each day, and at 14.30 and around 22:00 from the Hook of Holland.
Lead in fares start at just £49 one-way for a car and driver, plus £12 per
additional adult or £6 per additional child (up to 15 yrs, under twos travel free).
With a similar pricing structure to low fares airlines, as the cheaper fares sell
out, the prices on popular crossings will rise, so those booking early make the
largest savings. Cabins for overnight crossings start from £18 per person one-way,
based on two sharing.
About Stena Line:
Every year more than 450,000 people cross the North Sea between the UK and
Holland with Stena Line, the largest ferry operator in Europe and one of the largest
in the world. In the UK alone Stena Line, which operates Europe’s most comprehensive
route networks, offers two daily crossings on its Harwich to Hook of Holland route
as well as over 30 daily crossings on its five different routes to Ireland
(Stranraer to Belfast, Fleetwood to Larne, Holyhead to Dublin, Holyhead to Dun
Laoghaire and Fishguard to Rosslare) providing fast and efficient crossings with
excellent onboard services and facilities.
For further press information please contact:
Senior Account Manager
91 Waterloo Road
020 7902 2990