Stena Line's new ferry Stena Baltica on the Ventspils-Nynäshamn Baltic Sea route
In continuation of Swedish ferry company Stena Line expansion in the Baltic Sea region, on 19 January the new ferry Stena Baltica made its maiden voyage on the route Ventspils-Nynäshamn. It will operate on this route together with Stena Scandica, replacing Stena Flavia, which in turn will operate together with Stena Livia on the Liepāja-Travemünde route.
The Stena Baltica is the sister ship of the Stena Scandica, which has been carrying passengers between Ventspils and Nynäshamn since summer 2021: it is 222 metres long and has 202 cabins. The ferry can take on board 970 passengers and has 2,875 lane metres for cargo items, as well as an additional car deck. The ferry has an updated interior, new cabin categories, a spacious shop with great offers on well-known brands, leisure areas and various dining options, as well as an open deck.
"In the nearly ten years we’ve been carrying passengers and freight in the Baltic Sea region we have been constantly following our clients’ needs and demand, we are happy to improve the experience for our clients. When compared to the ferries that operated on this route in the past, Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica provide 30% greater freight and 70% greater passenger capacity, more leisure opportunities and a more enjoyable travel experience on routes to and from Latvia. Both of the new ferries are an excellent addition to Stena Line’s fleet, and it is the first step on the path towards doubling the number of passengers carried on this Baltic Sea route in the next three years,” says Johan Edelman, Stena Line Commercial Director in the North Baltic Sea region.
The new ferries are equipped with multiple sustainable functions and fuel consumption rate improvements, such as hybrid treatment systems, ballast water treatment systems and other solutions, to offer sustainable transportation options in the Baltic Sea region. Increased capacity also means lower emissions per carried unit.
Ventspils-Nynäshamn is the shortest route between Latvia and Scandinavia and will be taken over by Stena Scandica and Stena Baltica, while Stena Flavia and Stena Livia will operate on the route Liepāja-Travemünde.