Stena Vision makes inaugural voyage on Rosslare-Cherbourg route

Stena Line now provides the most frequent ferry sailings between Ireland and Europe

Stena Vision makes inaugural voyage on Rosslare-Cherbourg route

Stena Line

Eight-year-old Lily Cheevers helps Stena Vision’s senior master Seán Boyce prepare for the inaugural voyage of the vessel on the Rosslare to Cherbourg route

By Laura Hyde |

Stena Line debuted Stena Vision on its route between Rosslare, Ireland, and Cherbourg, France, on 30 June, becoming the operator with the most frequent ferry crossings between Ireland Europe.  

Stena Vision now operates the route alongside Stena Horizon, providing departures twice a day, six days a week.  

Stena Vision left Gdansk Shipyard in Poland in June 2023 after a major refurbishment. The vessel now accommodates up to 1,300 passengers and provides 485 cabins ranging from standard to deluxe suites. There are also 42 pet-friendly cabins.  

Stena Vision also offers saunas, Jacuzzis, the Pure Nordic Spa, the Sun Deck bar, and a selection of dining and beverage options, including an all-inclusive buffet restaurant. Other onboard highlights include a Game Zone and Happy World play area for children and The Shop. 

“After a busy period of getting everything in place and conducting extensive sea trials with Stena Vision, it was a special feeling to welcome passengers onboard for the first sailing,” said Seán Boyce, Stena Vision’s senior master. “Now as the peak summer season approaches, we can offer our passengers unrivalled choice with a range of top-class facilities which means your holiday can start the moment you step onboard.” 

Guests onboard Stena Vision’s inaugural voyage were welcomed with a complimentary glass of prosecco, and there were special gifts for the first freight and leisure guests. Senior master Boyce was helped by eight-year-old, Lily Cheevers (pictured) on Stena Vision’s inaugural voyage. 

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