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How to strrrrretch a ship

2018-05-17 | Onboard | No comments

During Stena Line’s history, we’ve extended several ferries to increase their capacity. The last time we did it was in 2007 when Britannica and Hollandica, on the Hoek van Holland – Harwich route, were extended by an astonishing 50 metres. (When we cut them in half.) We then renamed them Germanica and Scandinavica and moved…

How does a propeller work?

What’s the difference between a propeller & an aircraft wing?

2018-05-17 | Onboard | No comments

Less than you might think, actually. The propeller, of course, is what moves a ship forward and backward (or “astern”) in the water. And it builds on the same principle as a wing on an aircraft. Aircraft wings are curved in order to create a difference in air ...

Stena Atlantica 1972 outside Kiel

An Olympic giant on the Kiel route

2018-03-13 | Onboard | 1 Comment

It was an unexpected purchase that turned out to be a very good deal. Stena Atlantica  was only ours for a year but she served well on the Gothenburg-Kiel route during the Olympic games in Munich. Below, our history experts Rickard and Anders tell her story. Ship Facts Delivered in June 1972 from Titovo Brodogradiliste…

Sailing against the current in a time of crisis

2018-03-06 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment

In 1973, the world economy flourishes and the spirit of time is optimistic. The free spirit and happy 1970’s reaches an early peak. Few people can imagine that several years of crisis management are lurking around the corner. The economy is in recession, unemployment is increasing and the politics no longe...

Paula checking in the guests

The dynamo behind the Check-In desk

2018-02-27 | Onboard | 2 Comments

The daily spice of the unexpected is one of the many reasons that Paula loves her role as Team Leader at the Stena Line Check-In in Gothenburg. If you travel as a foot passenger to Denmark with us, you will most certainly meet her. Here’s her story. Paula grew up in the shipping port of Gothenburg,…

How does it work - Free surfaces

Don’t let liquids rock the boat!

2018-02-22 | Onboard | No comments

Consider a large ship loaded with a liquid  – oil, for example (as is often the case). In a single large tank, the liquid tends to move around a great deal as the ship encounters waves. This is because the liquid has a lot of free surface to move around in. As...

Valentine's Day on the love boat

5 lovely tips for things to do & give this Valentine’s day

2018-02-01 | Onboard | No comments

Is Valentine’s Day a commercial stunt or a celebration of love? It can be a little contentious. Its reputation as an American greeting card holiday is valid in some respects, but at Stena Line we like to look at the bigger picture. Truthfully, we’re quite fond of Valentine’s Day and what it means — we...

Martin made 100 trips in a row with Stena Saga

The man who took 100 ferry trips… in a row!

2018-02-01 | Onboard | No comments

Imagine spending a quarter of a year on a ferry. We love our ferries and spending time on board, but 100 trips in a row is impressive even to us! Martin, a Dane, recently set this record and it might even become a Guinness World record. His best tips for other guests tr...

STENA FINLANDICA summer 1973

From the Ship of Hope to Galapagos Legend

2018-01-30 | Onboard | No comments

She started her career in the 60s as a passenger ship in the North Sea, chartered to us at Skagenlinjen and then converted to a hospital ship — a predecessor of our partner, Mercy Ships — treating civilian patients during the Vietnam War. It was there she came to be called ...

Travel Trends 2018

5 travel trends for 2018 we see in our crystal ball

2018-01-26 | Onboard | No comments

Winter is the new summer! Also, we want to travel slow, short distances and off the beaten track. Forget Paris and New York – we want to explore the smaller cities where no tourists go, in search of those genuine, down-to-earth experiences. Here are the top 5 travel trends we see for 2018...

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