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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…

A floating hospital. A second chance.

2017-10-02 | Mercy Ships | No comments

Her father abandoned her and the neighbors told her mother to give her away to an orphanage. Born with a cleft lip and palate, the odds were stacked against little Somaya. But her mother, Neny, refused to give up hope that her daughter would somehow get the help she needed.  Due to an unfortun...

Fifalina helped by Mercy Ships

A ship full of hope!

2017-09-21 | Mercy Ships | No comments

Imagine being 9 years old and constantly left behind by your friends because you can’t walk. This was the daily reality for Fifalina from Madagascar. Fortunately, everything changed when a Mercy Ships hospital vessel arrived to the island. After several complex orthopedic surgeries onboard the Africa Mercy, Fifalina can now walk and play and live…

They are keeping the hospital ship afloat

2017-09-14 | Mercy Ships | No comments

Our partner Mercy Ships, owns and operates the world’s largest civilian hospital ship, from which they provide dental care and qualified medical care to the people who need it the most. The whole operation is based on the work of volunteers and today, we’re launching our own volunteer program together with Mercy Ships. ...

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…

Stena Line CEO Niclas Mårtensson visits Mercy Ships in Benin

589 ports visited & 2,5 M people helped – This is a life-changing contribution!

2017-08-30 | Mercy Ships | 1 Comment

In January our CEO, Niclas Mårtensson, had the opportunity to visit Mercy Ships hospital ship Africa Mercy, when it was docked in Cotonou, Benin, West Africa – one of the world’s poorest countries. Here he shares his thoughts about his visit, the work Mercy Ships do and our partnersh...

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...

Despacito… Taking it slow and making it big!

2017-08-10 | Sustainability | 5 Comments

This summer’s monster hit Despacito with Luis Fonsi and Justin Bieber is all about taking it slow. Perhaps not in the context of sustainable shipping, but it’s actually by taking it slow that Stena Scandinavica, which operates between Göteborg and Kiel, has cut fuel consumption by 28 percent in just five yea...

Sunset at sea - Stena Stories

The Green Flash

2017-08-03 | Onboard | No comments

This year, our route Gothenburg – Kiel (Sweden – Germany) celebrates its 50th anniversary. We have asked our guests to share their memories with us, their Stena Stories, and here, Susanne B. shares her story about an extraordinary sunset. Waiting for a celestial phenomenon shrouded in myth. It’s a warm summer evening on 19 August 2016. My…

“It feels good to be part of the sustainability efforts”

2017-07-28 | Onboard | 2 Comments

Birger Kristensson works as Second Engineer onboard the methanol powered Stena Germanica. He likes the work schedule, giving interested guests the big tour in the engine room and the innovative mindset at Stena Line. Name: Birger Kristensson Education: Marine engineer Age: 34 Career: Had summer job on Stena Carisma during his st...

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