November 5, 2020

Stena Line Continues the Baltic Reshuffle

Normally a press release contains all the answers. Not in the case of Stena Line’s latest, announcing the introduction of larger, faster ships on Germany – Latvia, without saying which ships.

An overview of changes on the Baltic Sea routes.

(all hyperlinks refer to each individual ship on the Stena Line fleet website)

Nynäshamn (Sweden) – Ventspils (Latvia)

Travemünde (Germany) – Liepaja (Latvia)

  • Currently: STENA GOTHICA and URD
  • Next year: two modern (unknown) ropax ferries.
  • 40% extra lane meter capacity
  • Shorter crossing time: 20 hours instead of 27
  • 12 weekly departures (6 in each direction)

Karlskrona (Sweden) – Gdynia (Poland)

  • 31 October 2020: STENA BALTICA charter ended, ship likely to be returned to Brittany Ferries as COTENTIN.
  • Replaced by STENA NORDICA
  • Other current ships on this route: STENA VISION, STENA SPIRIT