Stena Estrid will replace the Stena Horizon, which will return to her former role serving Rosslare – Cherbourg.
The ships had swapped due to increased freight demand on direct routes to France and low travel volumes between Holyhead and Dublin. The end of lockdowns have resulted in freight volumes increasing again, so we will have to switch the vessels back to their pre-lockdown roles.
Stena Horizon will again operate alongside Stena Foreteller on our route Rosslare – Cherbourg, offering 12 sailings per week to France, which will double our frequency post-Brexit and offer our freight customers the most frequent and shortest direct services to the Continent.
The last sailing of the Stena Estrid to France will be the 15:00hrs departure from Cherbourg on 23rd May; the ship will then reposition for the 20:30 departure from Holyhead to Dublin on 24th May.
The last sailing of the Stena Horizon from Dublin to Holyhead will be the on 14:45hrs departure on 24th May. The vessel will then return to join the Stena Foreteller on the Rosslare – Cherbourg route. Stena Horizon’s first departure from Rosslare to Cherbourg will 21:00hrs on 25th May.
Stena Estrid will provide two daily return crossings each way between Holyhead and Dublin.