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The ‘new’ Stena Navigator

. . . All 2009 & Stena Navigator images courtesy & © Scott Mackey Less than twelve months ago the newly refurbished Stena Caledonia re-entered service on Stena Line’s Stranraer-Belfast…

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Up close: Seafrance Cezanne

Built 1980 as Ariadne for Rederi AB Nordo as a deep-sea ro-ro. Converted to passenger ferry in 1989/90 and renamed Fiesta for Sealink SNAT Calais-Dover services. Renamed Seafrance Cezanne 1996….

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A visit to the Masarrah (ex-St Columba, Stena Hibernia, Express Aphrodite)

Completed in 1977, the St Columba/Stena Hibernia became something of a legend on Irish Sea services through the 1980s and into the 1990s. Finally ousted by the arrival of the…

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Blast from the past: British Ferries’ Orient Express

The arrival yesterday off Piraeus of the Arberia (ex-Wasa Queen), newly acquired by Halkydon Shipping (see pictures from shipfriends here and here), marked a belated return to very familiar waters…

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The ‘new’ Stena Caledonia

. . . In January 2009, Stena Line confirmed they were continuing their recession-busting modernisation programme by investing £1.8m in a thorough upgrade of the Stranraer-Belfast route’s single conventional vessel,…

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