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The strange case of the vanishing water …

2017-11-23 | Onboard | No comments

No crane in the world is strong enough to lift a 20,000-tonne vessel up in the air. Nevertheless, every once in a while, a ship does need to have its underwater hull painted, maintained and repaired. And you can’t really do that while the ship is in the water. The solution? ...

Making a fellow traveller happy is my best travel memory!

2017-11-16 | Onboard | No comments

  Traveling doesn’t have to stop just because you’re back home again. Remembering and talking about trips is also a way of traveling. In your mind and in time. That’s something Arne and his friends do. Below is his story from a trip from Gothenburg to Kiel. – We love to reminisce a...

It’s not just a fancy nose job: we’re saving the planet!

2017-11-09 | Onboard | 3 Comments

You’ve probably seen a bulb-like shape protruding from the bow of a ship. Our ferries all have one. But what is it and what’s it doing there? Well, the bulb is a clever invention that helps to decrease a ships resistance as it travels through the water. The result: more speed, less fue...

Stena Germanica

The job is a little bit like a chess game

2017-11-07 | Onboard | No comments

Ron Gerlach has worked on several positions in the Stena Group and has been based in Glasgow and South Korea. Since 2015 he works as Trade Director for Stena Lines business in Germany. It is a job which in many means can is similar to the role of a chess player. Wh...

A true sea dog

The last trip for a true sea dog!

2017-11-02 | Onboard | No comments

Dogs are said to be man’s best friend. And what could be better than to treat a friend to a cruise? That’s what Beate did for her old friend Besska. And Besska turned out to be a true sea dog. Read Beate’s story below.  Taking a 16-year-old dog onboard a ship? She could barely see anymore…

Lillie naval architect & ships expert

An environmentally-conscious and passionate naval architect

2017-10-26 | Onboard | No comments

It all began with a graduate project on future fuels. Lillie then progressed from the role of naval architect at Stena Teknik to working with sustainability at Stena AB. Her comprehensive technical background and interest in shipping made her the perfect candidate to answer questions in our series “How Does It Work?”. H...

Cruise host Sigurd

The inquisitive sailor Sigurd

2017-10-26 | Onboard | No comments

In addition to inspiring readers with accounts of exciting travel destinations, we also like to provide glimpses into our daily life here at Stena Line. In this piece, we interview one of our treasured team members, Sigurd, who works as a cruise host on board Stena Danica. In addition to his work on board, he…

Cinnamon bun fika

Swedish fika in West Sweden

2017-10-03 | Onboard | No comments

We Swedes love our coffee breaks, or “fika” as we call them. Here fika is important to the point of sacred. And it’s not just about the caffeine. The magical essence comes from slowing down to enjoy the company of others and the excuse to eat something sweet! Of all sweet things, we love our cinnamon…

At home in the land of the moose

2017-09-07 | Onboard | No comments

There are more moose in Sweden per square kilometer than in any other country in the world. And it’s no big secret that Germans are crazy about moose. They’re even known to nick moose crossing signs from our country roads! Now, surely, there are more reasons prompting the Germans to visit our shores. For Gundel and…

Ylvi celebrating her birthday on board

Birthplace: Ferry boat FS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

2017-08-25 | Onboard | No comments

One year ago today, the family Mittelstedt was returning to Germany from their summer holiday in Sweden with our ferry FS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. During the crossing, little Ylvi decided she no longer wanted wait in her mother’s womb and instead join the rest of the family, most probably eager to see the ferry. 🙂 So on...

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