List of largest ferries of Europe

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In terms of gross tonnage, the largest ferry serving ports in Europe is the 75,156-ton Color Magic, built by Aker Finnyards of Finland, and operated by Color Line on the route between Norway and Germany. Its sister ship Color Fantasy comes a close second in tonnage. A greater length - 240m - is attained by several ships of the Stena Line. The Tanit, plying between Tunisia and southern Europe, is claimed to carry the most passengers (3,200). Finally, the fastest European ferries over 30,000 tons attain a speed of 30 knots: these are two ships run by Minoan Lines, serving Greece and Italy.

The largest ferries of Europe
Ship Length GT Passengers Speed Built Builder Company Registry Notes
Color Magic 223.70 m (733.9 ft) 75,156 2,700 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2007 Aker Finnyards Turku Shipyard / Rauma shipyard, Finland Color Line  Norway The largest ferry in the world.
Color Fantasy 223.70 m (733.9 ft) 74,027 2,750 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2004 Aker Finnyards Turku Shipyard, Finland Color Line  Norway
Stena Britannica 240 m (790 ft) 62,200 1,200 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2010 Wadan Yards, Wismar Stena Line  United Kingdom
Stena Hollandica 240 m (790 ft) 62,200 1,200 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2010 Wadan Yards, Wismar Stena Line  Netherlands
Pride of Rotterdam 215.44 m (706.8 ft) 59,925 1,360 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2001 Fincantieri, Venice, Italy P&O Ferries  Netherlands
Pride of Hull 215.44 m (706.8 ft) 59,925 1,360 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2001 Fincantieri, Venice, Italy P&O Ferries Nassau,  Bahamas[1]
Silja Europa 201.8 m (662 ft) 59,914 3,013 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 1993 Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany Tallink  Estonia Ordered by Rederi AB Slite for Viking Line traffic.
Silja Symphony 203.03 m (666.1 ft) 58,377 2,850 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 1991 Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland Silja Line  Sweden
Silja Serenade 203.03 m (666.1 ft) 58,376 2,841 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 1990 Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland Silja Line  Finland
Stena Scandinavica 240.00 m (787.40 ft) 57,639 1,300 23 kn (43 km/h; 26 mph) 2003 Hyundai Heavy Industries, South Korea Stena Line  United Kingdom Originally 210.8 metres (692 ft), lengthened 2007.
Viking Grace 218.00 m (715.22 ft) 57,565 2,800 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2013 STX Finland Turku Shipyard, Finland Viking Line  Finland Fuel: Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
Cruise Roma 225 m (738 ft) 54,919 2,300 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph) 2007 Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Grimaldi Ferries  Italy
Cruise Barcelona 225 m (738 ft) 54,919 2,300 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph) 2008 Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Grimaldi Ferries  Italy
Cruise Europa 225 m (738 ft) 54,919 3,000 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph) 2009 Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Minoan Lines  Italy
Cruise Olympia 225 m (738 ft) 54,919 3,000 28 kn (52 km/h; 32 mph) 2009 Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Minoan Lines  Italy
Tanit 212 m (696 ft) 51,000 3,200 27.5 kn (50.9 km/h; 31.6 mph) 2012 DMSE, South Korea CTN  Tunisia
Ulysses 209.02 m (685.8 ft) 50,940 2,166 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2001 Aker Finnyards Rauma shipyard, Finland Irish Ferries  Cyprus
La Suprema 211 m (692 ft) 49,270 3,000 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph) 2003 Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, Marina di Carrara, Italy Grandi Navi Veloci  Italy
La Superba 211 m (692 ft) 49,270 3,000 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph) 2002 Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, Marina di Carrara, Italy Grandi Navi Veloci  Italy
Megastar 212 m

(696 ft)

49,000 2,800 27 kn

(50 km/h; 31 mph)

2016 Meyer Turku, Turku, Finland Tallink  Estonia Fuel: Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
Galaxy 212.10 m (695.9 ft) 48,915 2,700 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2006 Aker Finnyards Rauma shipyard, Finland Silja Line  Sweden
Baltic Princess 212.10 m (695.9 ft) 48,915 2,800 24.5 kn (45.4 km/h; 28.2 mph) 2008 Aker Finnyards Helsinki Shipyard, Finland Silja Line  Finland
Baltic Queen 212.10 m (695.9 ft) 48,915 2,800 24.5 kn (45.4 km/h; 28.2 mph) 2009 STX Europe Rauma shipyard, Finland Tallink  Estonia
Spirit of Britain 213.00 m (698.82 ft) 47,600 2,000 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2010 STX Europe Rauma shipyard, Finland P&O Ferries  United Kingdom
Spirit of France 213.00 m (698.82 ft) 47,600 2,000 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2011 STX Europe Rauma shipyard, Finland P&O Ferries  United Kingdom In service September 2011.
Viking Cinderella 191 m (627 ft) 46,398 2,700 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 1989 Wärtsilä Marine Perno Shipyard, Finland Viking Line  Sweden
Rhapsody 172 m (564 ft) 44,307 2,450 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph) 1996 Chantiers de l'Atlantique, Saint Nazaire, France Grandi Navi Veloci  Italy
Stena Germanica 240 m (790 ft) 44,237 1,300 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2001 Astilleros Españoles, Puerto Real, Spain Stena Line  Sweden Originally 188.30 metres (617.8 ft), lengthened 2007, renamed from Stena Hollandica, renamed from Stena Germanica III
Stena Adventurer 211.56 m (694.1 ft) 43,532 1,500 23 kn (43 km/h; 26 mph) 2003 Hyundai Heavy Industries, Ulsan, South Korea Stena Line  United Kingdom
Finnstar 218.8 m (718 ft) 42,923 500 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph) 2006 Finncantieri, Ancona, Italy Finnlines  Finland
Finnmaid 218.8 m (718 ft) 42,923 500 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph) 2006 Finncantieri, Ancona, Italy Finnlines  Finland
Finnlady 218.8 m (718 ft) 42,923 500 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph) 2007 Finncantieri, Ancona, Italy Finnlines  Finland Ordered as Europalink. Renamed prior entering service.
Europalink 218.8 m (718 ft) 42,923 500 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph) 2007 Finncantieri, Ancona, Italy Finnlines  Sweden Ordered as Finnlady. Renamed prior entering service.
Nordlink 218.8 m (718 ft) 42,923 500 25 kn (46 km/h; 29 mph) 2007 Finncantieri, Ancona, Italy Finnlines  Sweden
Skåne 199 m (653 ft) 42,705 600 21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph) 1998 Astilleros Españoles, Puerto Real, Spain Scandlines  Sweden Owned and operated by Stena Line under the Scandlines brand.
Pont-Aven 184.6 m (606 ft) 41,758 2,400 27 kn (50 km/h; 31 mph) 2004 Meyer Werft, Papenburg, Germany Brittany Ferries  France
Danielle Casanova 175 m (574 ft) 41,447 2,600 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph) 2002 Fincantieri, Ancona, Italy Corsica Linea  France
Victoria I 193.80 m (635.8 ft) 40,975 2,500 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2004 Aker Finnyards Rauma shipyard, Finland Tallink  Estonia
Romantika 193.80 m (635.8 ft) 40,803 2,500 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2001 Aker Finnyards Rauma shipyard, Finland Tallink  Latvia
Pearl Seaways 178.40 m (585.3 ft) 40,039 2,200 21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph) 1989 Wärtsilä Marine Perno Shipyard, Finland DFDS Seaways  Denmark
Nuraghes 214 m (702 ft) 39,780 3,000 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph) 2004 Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Tirrenia di Navigazione  Italy
Sharden 214 m (702 ft) 39,780 3,000 29 kn (54 km/h; 33 mph) 2005 Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Tirrenia di Navigazione  Italy
Excelsior 201.20 m (660.1 ft) 39,739 2,000 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph) 1999 Fincantieri, Genoa, Italy Grandi Navi Veloci  Italy
Excellent 202.83 m (665.5 ft) 39,739 2,330 24 kn (44 km/h; 28 mph) 1998 Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, Marina di Carrara, Italy Grandi Navi Veloci  Italy
Stena Vision 175.37 m (575.4 ft) 39,178 1,700 21.5 kn (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph) 1987 Stocznia im. Komuny Paryskiej, Gdynia, Poland Stena Line  Sweden Formerly Stena Germanica.
Stena Spirit 175.37 m (575.4 ft) 39,178 2,500 21.5 kn (39.8 km/h; 24.7 mph) 1988 Stocznia im. Lenina, Gdańsk, Poland Stena Line  Sweden
Splendid 214.12 m (702.5 ft) 39,139 2,000 23 kn (43 km/h; 26 mph) 1994 Nuovi Cantieri Apuania, Marina di Carrara, Italy Grandi Navi Veloci  Italy Originally 188.22 metres (617.5 ft), lengthened 1996
El Venizelos 205.40 m (673.9 ft) 38,261[2] 3,000 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 1992 Perama, Greece ANEK Lines  Greece
Elyros 192.10 m (630.2 ft) 38,261 2,500 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 2009 Stocznia im. Komuny Paryskiej, Gdynia, Poland / Perama, Greece ANEK Lines  Greece
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 199.95 m (656.0 ft) 37,987 887 21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph) 1996 Schichau Seebeckswerft, Bremerhaven, Germany Stena Line  Germany
Mariella 177 m (581 ft) 37,799 2,500 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 1985 Wärtsilä Perno Shipyard, Turku, Finland Viking Line  Finland
Princess Anastasia 177 m (581 ft) 37,583 2,500 22 kn (41 km/h; 25 mph) 1986 Wärtsilä Perno Shipyard, Turku, Finland St Peter Line  Malta Formerly Pride of Bilbao with P&O Ferries.
Europa Palace 214 m (702 ft) 36,825 2,182 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph) 2002 Fincantieri, Venice, Italy Minoan Lines  Greece
Olympia Palace 214 m (702 ft) 36,825 2,182 30 kn (56 km/h; 35 mph) 2001 Fincantieri, Venice, Italy Minoan Lines  Greece
Bithia 214.6 m (704 ft) 36,475 2,781 29.5 kn (54.6 km/h; 33.9 mph) 2001 Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Tirrenia di Navigazione  Italy
Janas 214.6 m (704 ft) 36,475 2,700 28.9 kn (53.5 km/h; 33.3 mph) 2001 Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Tirrenia di Navigazione  Italy
Athara 214.6 m (704 ft) 36,300 2,700 28.9 kn (53.5 km/h; 33.3 mph) 2001 Fincantieri, Castellammare di Stabia, Italy Tirrenia di Navigazione  Italy
Star 186.0 m (610.2 ft) 36,249 1,900 27 kn (50 km/h; 31 mph) 2007 Aker Finnyards, Helsinki Shipyard, Finland Tallink  Estonia
Norröna 161 m (528 ft) 35,966 1,482 21 kn (39 km/h; 24 mph) 2003 Flender Werft, Lübeck, Germany Smyril Line  Faroe Islands
Mont St Michel 173.95 m

(570.7 ft)

35,891 2,123 21 kn (39 km/h; 31 mph) 2002 Van der Giessen de Noord, Krimpen a/d IJssel, Netherlands Brittany Ferries  France
Pride of Bruges 179.35 m (588.4 ft) 31,598 930 19 kn (35 km/h; 22 mph) 1986 NKK, Yokohama, Japan P&O Ferries  Netherlands
Superfast XII 188 m (617 ft) 30,902 1,427 28.6 kn (53.0 km/h; 32.9 mph) 2001 Flender Werft, Lübeck, Germany Superfast Ferries  Greece

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