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Family at the beach in Scandinavia

Top 5 travel trends from this summer

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Scandinavia was a clear favourite for our passengers this summer – many of those travelling with us indicated they were taking their “main holiday” in one of the Northern nations. Other travel trends we observed included the rise of self-catered accommodations off the beaten track, the use of mobile phones as on-the-spot ...

How to strrrrretch a ship

Onboard | 2 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…

How does a propeller work?

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

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 i...

Stena Atlantica 1972 outside Kiel

An Olympic giant on the Kiel route

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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

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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

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срочно взять займ безработным на карту 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…

How does it work - Free surfaces

Don’t let liquids rock the boat!

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срочный займ онлайн на карту 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 surfa...

Valentine's Day on the love boat

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

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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!

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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...


From the Ship of Hope to Galapagos Legend

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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 ...

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