Stena Europe & an evening at Rosslare

The Stena Europe is owned and operated by Stena Line. Built originally in 1981, she crosses the Irish Sea, twice per day, connecting Fishguard, South Wales to Rosslare, Ireland. The voyage itself was calm and smooth, sadly, so there is very little to report.

Embarkation at Fishguard was about 45 minutes before sailing time. Foot passengers join via the walkway. Disembarkation at Rosslare was very quick, again via a walkway.

Interestingly, the Stena Europe left her berth at Rosslare some twenty minutes early, but arrived on time at Fishguard.

The 2115 sailing from Rosslare to Fishguard features hot meals at just £4.99. I opted for the “stew with a Swedish twist”. This is a fairly new addition to the Stena menu, so I gratefully tasted a sample before purchasing.

Enjoy!

Stena Europe

Looking as calm and collected as ever, the Stena Europe is approaching Fishguard.

Stena Europe

Stena Europe

Stena Europe

The Stena Europe has the appearance of “an old liner” rather than a ferry.

Stena Europe

Making her way to the harbour mouth.

Stena Europe

Stena Europe

Here she is, slipping into the harbour.

Stena Europe

The Stena Europe makes her way through the harbour (long distance shot)

Stena Europe

Almost alongisde…(long distance shot)

...just a little further.

…just a little further.

Stena Europe

Alongside, unloading her passengers and traffic.

Stena Europe

The Stena Europe seems to have endless deck space – like many a cruise ship!

Stena Europe

This crane raises and lowers the foot passenger walkway

Stena Europe

Even a place to have your picnic!

Stena Europe

The engines power up.

 

Stena Europe

Slipping away from Fishguard

Stena Europe

This Old Lady of the Seas features a partial outdoor bridge!

Stena Europe

Stena Europe

Bye bye Fishguard!

Stena Europe

More deck space!

Stena Europe

Not quite sure what these two would have to say about our floating Super Hero!

Stena Europe

The bright red funnel.

Oscar Wilde

The Oscar Wilde, ready to depart Rosslare with the 1800 service to Cherbourg.

Stena Europe

The vehicle ramps are lowered

The Isle of Inishmore

The Isle of Inishmore arrives at Rosslare from Pembroke Dock

The Isle of Inishmore

The Isle of Inishmore and her pal, the Stena Europe

Stena Europe

Stena Europe – her name in lights!

Stena Europe

Futuristic looking funnel on this near 35 year old ship

The Isle of Inishmore

The Isle of Inishmore is ready to depart Rosslare, taking charge of the 2045 service to Pembroke

Stena Europe

Twinkling like magic!

The Isle of Inishmore

The Isle of Inishmore leaves port

The Isle of Inishmore

The Isle of Inishmore

Stena Europe

Moon-watching – the Supermoon as seen from the Stena Europe

The Stena Europe

The Supermoon

The Stena Europe

The Stena Europe

Stena Europe – special offer day trip

This day return was booked through the Stena Line website and cost just £10.50 (only £5.50 on Tuesdays!) and included a £5 voucher to spend in the Stena Shop with a transaction of over £20.

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