Lengthened Stena Line ferry begins Baltic Sea sailings

Photo: Stena Line

Stena Line recently begun operating the Ro-Pax ferry Stena Baltica on the Baltic Sea following an extensive upgrade program in Turkey.

Formerly named Stena Mersey, the 2005-built ferry has been lengthened primarily through the incorporation of a 36-metre mid-section.

The vessel now measures 222 metres long and has 202 cabins that can accommodate a total of 970 passengers. Freight capacity has meanwhile been increased to 2,875 lane metres.

The ferry’s interior has also been refurbished and offers new cabin categories, spacious shops, lounge areas, several dining facilities, and a sundeck.

Stena Baltica is now operating between Ventspils in Latvia and Nynashamn in Sweden alongside sister vessel Stena Scandica, which also earlier underwent a similar upgrade at Sedef Shipyard in Tuzla.

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