MS Stena Vision

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Stena Vision
History
Name:
  • 1981–82: Stena Scandinavica
  • 1982–86: Scandinavica
  • 1987–2010: Stena Germanica
  • 2010 onwards: Stena Vision
Owner: KarlskronaGdynia
Operator: Stena Line
Port of registry:
Route: KarlskronaGdynia
Builder: Stocznia Gdynia, Gdynia
Yard number: B494/1
Launched: 22 August 1981
Identification: IMO number: 7907659
Status: in active service
General characteristics (as built)[1]
Tonnage: 39,178 GRT
Length: 175.37 m (575.4 ft)
Beam: 30.80 m (101.0 ft)
Draught: 6.75 m (22.1 ft)
Installed power: 4 × Zgoda-Sulzer 16ZV49/48 diesels
Propulsion:
Speed: 21.5 knots (40 km/h)
Capacity:
  • 1,700 passengers
  • 569 cars

Stena Vision is a cruise ferry owned and operated by Stena Line. As Stena Germanica, she operated the overnight KielGothenburg route. Since 2010, she has been on the KarlskronaGdynia route.

History[edit]

Stena Germanica was the first of four large ferries ordered in 1980 by Stena Line for Scandinavian routes.[2] She was launched in August 1981 as the Stena Scandinavica. However, due to problems at the construction yard, completion was delayed and it was not until 1987 that she entered service as the Stena Germanica on the overnight KielGothenburg route, joined in 1988 by the second of the quartet, Stena Scandinavica. In 2010, Stena Germanica was replaced by Stena Hollandica. Following rebuilding in Gothenburg she was renamed Stena Vision.

Layout[edit]

In her original layout, Stena Germanica had berths for 2,374 passengers and took 550 cars.[2] Following refit, Stena Vision accommodates 1,700 passengers in a variety of standards of cabin. There are an À la carte and a buffet restaurant, a large shop, several bars and a spa. Her vehicle deck can take 360 cars. She is a Ro Ro ferry.[3]

Service[edit]

From 1987 to 2010, Stena Germanica operated the overnight Kiel–Gothenburg route.

Since 2010, Stena Vision has operated on the KarlskronaGdynia route, with Stena Baltica and in 2011 is expected again to be joined by her sister ship, now named Stena Spirit.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MS Stena Germanica (1987)" (in Swedish). Faktaom fartyg. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved December 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Album Stena Line Ferries". General-Cargo.de. Retrieved 18 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Stena Vision". Stena Line. Retrieved 18 June 2011.