Stena Estelle gears up in Poland for the Gdynia-Karlskrona service

The E-Flexer ferry arrived in Poland, docking in Gdańsk at Remontowa's yard for final adjustments before her first departure from Gdynia on 4 September 2022.

The 240 by 28 m ro-pax offers 3,600 lane metres of cargo capacity and room for 1,200 passengers across 263 cabins.

Stena Estelle will be joined by her sister ship Stena Ebba on the Gdynia-Karlskrona crossing in November this year.

Freight-wise, each offers 15% more carrying capacity than the current E-Flexers.

On her way to Europe, reports, Stena Estelle took a one-off ro-ro load (construction vehicles) from the United Arab Emirates (Port of Jebel Ali) for unloading in the Netherlands (Vlissingen).

On 13 September 2022, Stena Estelle made a test call to Karlskrona, after which she berthed in Gdańsk the following day.

Stena Estelle was built by China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai).

"We are very excited to introduce our new ferry Stena Estelle, which will boost our offer for both freight customers and passengers. This all-new vessel is the most modern in our fleet and unmatched in capacity, efficiency design and service setup. With new ferries such as the Stena Estelle and its twin vessel Stena Ebba [...] we are opening up new opportunities not only for the development of our company and the Gdynia-Karlskrona route, but also for the growth of our customers' businesses in this part of Europe," Marek Kiersnowski, Stena Line's Trade Director Baltic Sea South, highlighted.

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