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The job is a little bit like a chess game

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

Sunset at sea - Stena Stories

The Green Flash

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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”

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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...

Happy children onboard

Our 5 step guide to happy children

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In a worldwide survey, over 5000 parents were asked what they really wanted for their children. Some answered a healthy life, others answered a comfortable life but most parents surveyed, 64%, answered that they wanted their children to be happy in life. On Saturday June 17th, we launch our new kids’ concept – Happy at…

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