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Enjoy a little piece of Haven from less than £150pp

Press Releases   •   Feb 12, 2016 10:30 GMT

​Includes return ferry travel by car with Stena Line and seven nights’ self-catering accommodation ARE you searching for the perfect family holiday with no baggage restrictions, action packed facilities and entertainment every night for no extra cost?

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Enjoy a little piece of Haven from less than €200pp

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2016 16:54 GMT

​Includes return ferry travel by car with Stena Line and seven nights’ self-catering accommodation ARE you searching for the perfect family holiday with no baggage restrictions, action packed facilities and entertainment every night for no extra cost?

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Stena Line Continues to Invest in its Fleet

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2016 09:14 GMT

​FOR the first time ever this week, Rosslare Europort had three vessels from the one ferry company at the same time and it definitely provided an impressive sight.

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Harland and Wolff Secures £4m Stena Line Contract

Press Releases   •   Jan 18, 2016 12:53 GMT

​Stena Line has continued its tradition of supporting the local maritime industry by placing a £4.4m contract with Harland and Wolff for the refit of its Irish Sea ferry fleet.

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Enjoy some Va Va Voom with Stena Line!

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2016 16:09 GMT

January is one of the most popular times for Irish holidaymakers to book their summer getaways and at Stena Line the early bird really does catch the worm! Stena Line has launched a special offer giving customers the chance to save 10% off travel from Rosslare to Cherbourg when booked by Wednesday 3rd February.

And to put even more va va voom into this great offer, when you book a return motorist fare from Rosslare to Cherbourg between 1st June – 31st August, you will receive a FREE trip to Britain. Two trips for the price of one will surely float everyone’s boat!

Stena Line’sHead of Travel, Irish Sea, Orla Noonan said: “Early bookers can enjoy great benefits when travelling with Stena Line including 10% off their summer travel to France. Taking the car on holiday is the perfect way to travel as it offers a stress free way to sail to sunnier climates.”

Wait! There’s more, when you book a Stena Line holiday everything's included - your accommodation, return ferry travel from Rosslare to Cherbourg and the convenience of taking your own car! Enjoy a great value self-catering break to Center Parcs from only €1219* for 9 nights. This great offer includes 7 nights’ accommodation in Center Parcs Les Bois Francs - Verneuil-sur-Avre in a two bed Comfort Cottage and two nights onboard the Stena Horizon. Simply pay a low deposit of only €50 to secure your holiday!

So why not visit one of France’s most iconic landmarks, Normandy’s Mont Saint-Michel and take in the tidal island’s stunning gothic style Benedictine Abbey, known as the wonder of the west. While Paris is less than four-hour drive from Cherbourg and boasts many of the country’s best known attractions including the Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe and not to mention Disneyland Paris which is sure to provide countless hours of fun for the whole family.

To avail of one of these magnifique offers go to www.stenaline.ie

Tune into Today FM Dermot and Dave show all next week to be in with a chance of winning a fabulous family holiday to France!

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Notes to Editors: All offers are subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply. The €50 or 10% of the cost of your holiday, whichever is the greater, if booking a Flexi ferry fare as part of the holiday. If booking an Economy fare, the full amount of the ferry crossing is also due at the time of booking in addition to the €50/10%. Holidays sold by Stena Line Travel Group AB who are fully bonded and licensed (TA0733) and subject to their terms and conditions. Subject to availability. Please see website for full terms and conditions.

MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information, please contact Fiona Brown of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 048 9073 0880 / fiona@duffyrafferty.com

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

​January is one of the most popular times for Irish holidaymakers to book their summer getaways and at Stena Line the early bird really does catch the worm! Stena Line has launched a special offer giving customers the chance to save 10% off travel from Rosslare to Cherbourg when booked by Wednesday 3rd February.

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Irish Are a Nation of Givers

Press Releases   •   Dec 22, 2015 11:31 GMT

Santa Line festive survey finds out what passengers think of festive traditions

Did you know that in Norway carol singers get rewarded with a shot of snaps, while in Finland Christmas is not complete without a visit to the sauna and in France children who have been disobedient are frightened with an ‘evil version’ of Santa Claus?

In the run up to Christmas, Santa Line took the opportunity to find out what its passengers think of the different traditions that take place around the world during the festive season, with some surprising results.

The survey is part of Stena Line’s festive celebrations, which has also seen the leading ferry company change its name to Santa Line for December, and was carried out in a selection of ten European countries in which it operates ferry services.

The survey highlighted that us Irish are a nice bunch of folk with only 4.2% saying they would be willing to adopt the French tradition of frightening children who have been disobedient with an ‘evil version’ of Santa Claus with 39% saying they would leave an empty chair by the dinner table in memory of those no longer with us like they do in Poland.

We all like a festive tipple, but who knew that in Norway for example, carol singers get rewarded with a shot of snaps. Surprisingly only 15% of Santa Line’s Irish passengers said they would adopt this tradition, sounds like we may need to take a little inspiration from our Norwegian cousins to really get into the Christmas spirit!

Not surprisingly, 75% of Irish people are most looking forward to spending time with family and friends, 54% can’t wait to get stuck into the traditional Christmas food. With 46% of people surveyed looking forward to giving their loved ones presents perhaps somewhat surprisingly, receiving gifts isn’t anywhere near as important for Irish people, with only 6% saying this is something they look forward to, present buyers beware!

One common theme across all the results is that people are open to the idea of celebrating Christmas in another country with 73% of Irish passengers surveyed saying this is something they would definitely consider.

Diane Poole OBE, Head of PR & Communications of Stena Line said: “We carried out this survey to see what our passengers think of their own Christmas traditions and of those of other countries during the festive season. It is interesting to see how many different traditions that take place around the world and from the survey, it does seem that Irish customers are happy to stick with their own traditions in favour of most of the others from around the world.

“It is nice to see that more people favour giving presents than receiving, and at Santa Line this is something we have certainly noticed with passengers taking advantage of the great value offers in our onboard shops with up to 50%* off across many quality lines when compared to the high street on cosmetics, perfumes and aftershaves,” Diane added.

To book your very own Santa Line trip from as little as €89* single for car and driver log onto www.stenaline.ieor https://www.facebook.com/StenaLineUKIE/ or call 01 204 77 77. Follow Stena Line on Twitter @StenaLineIE.

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information, please contact Fiona Brown of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 048 9073 0880 / fiona@duffyrafferty.com

NOTES TO EDITOR:

680 Irish passengers answered Stena Line’s online survey.The survey was answered by a total of 4,520 passengers from Denmark, the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Germany and Sweden.

See below for full results:

Would you be willing to celebrate Christmas away from home?

Female Male Total
Yes 73% 72.4% 72.7%
No 27% 27.6% 27.3%
Which Christmas traditions are you most looking forward to? (Maximum three answers)
Female Male Total
Eating traditional Christmas food 41.5% 64.4% 53.5%
Drinking Christmas beverages 7.2% 18.1% 12.9%
Going to church 20.8% 20.7% 20.7%
Giving Christmas gifts 46.9% 45.7% 46.2%
Receiving Christmas gifts 4.7% 7.8% 6.3%
Watching classic Christmas programmes on TV 9.4% 10.1% 9.8%
Decorating the Christmas tree 32.4% 12.6% 22.1%
Spending time with family and relatives 78.3% 71.6% 74.8%
Visiting Christmas markets 16.4% 15.5% 15.9%
Listening to Christmas music 14.2% 11.5% 12.8%
Making Christmas crafts and sweets 6% 0.3% 3%
None, I don’t celebrate Christmas 0.6% 0.9% 0.8%
Don’t know 0.6% 0.6% 0.6%
Which of the following Christmas traditions would you be willing to skip? (Maximum three answers)
Female Male Total
Eating traditional Christmas food 13.2% 10.1% 11.6%
Drinking Christmas beverages 24.5% 20.1% 22.2%
Going to church 23.6% 28.2% 26%
Giving Christmas gifts 4.7% 5.2% 5%
Receiving Christmas gifts 22% 16.4% 19.1%
Watching classic Christmas programmes on TV 35.8% 34.2% 35%
Decorating the Christmas tree 5% 16.1% 10.8%
Spending time with family and relatives 1.9% 2.6% 2.3%
Visiting Christmas markets 24.8% 28.7% 26.9%
Listening to Christmas music 11.9% 21.8% 17.1%
Making Christmas crafts and sweets 31.8% 42% 37.1%
All of the traditions are important to me 22% 12.1% 16.8%
Don’t know 2.2% 4% 3.2%
Which of the following foreign Christmas traditions would you be willing to adopt?
Female Male Total
Celebrating “J-Day” in Denmark, when the Christmas beer is available in stores for the season 5.1% 18.2% 11.9%
Introducing a public lottery, known as “El Gordo” (the fat one), as in Spain 10.5% 10.1% 10.3%
Frightening children who have been disobedient with an “evil version” of Santa Claus, like they do in France 2.9% 5.5% 4.2%
Sauna!No Christmas without a sauna in Finland 13.7% 21.6% 17.8%
Leaving an empty chair by the dinner table, to welcome those who have gone astray, like in Poland 45.4% 34.9% 39.9%
As an adult in Norway walking around in the neighbourhood singing Christmas songs in exchange for a snaps 17.5% 13% 15.1%
Letting the children put their shoes outside in the evening of December 5, and wish for candy, fruit and nuts, as they do in Germany 21.6% 13.5% 17.4%
Seeing if someone manages to burn down something that is big and recurrent each year, like the Christmas goat in Gävle, Sweden 0.3% 4% 2.3%
Letting young boys walk around with boxes in the neighbourhood and collect money for the poor by celebrating “Boxing Day” in England 24.1% 15.6% 19.6%
I wouldn’t follow any of these Christmas traditions 14.3% 15% 14.7%
Don’t know 11.4% 11.8% 11.6%

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

​Santa Line festive survey finds out what passengers think of festive traditions Did you know that in Norway carol singers get rewarded with a shot of snaps, while in Finland Christmas is not complete without a visit to the sauna and in France children who have been disobedient are frightened with an ‘evil version’ of Santa Claus?

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Stena Line OPENS Invitation to British Golfers

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2015 12:18 GMT

​Leading ferry company Stena Line is swapping the gangway for the fairway in 2016 with its sponsorship of three prestigious open golf events in Ireland. Stena Line has joined forces with golf holiday specialists Club Choice Ireland to present a Seniors Open, a Ladies Classic and a Mixed Pairs event at some of Ireland’s leading golf resorts.

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Euro 2016 just a oui journey away with Stena Line

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2015 12:26 GMT

AHEAD of tomorrow’s Euro 2016 draw, leading ferry company Stena Line is ensuring Northern Ireland fans can score the trip of a lifetime next summer with great value fares from only £382 for a car plus four return. For less than £100 per person return fans won’t have to worry about high costs to get to the action next summer.

Supporters can travel Landbridge from Belfast or Dublin via Dover or Folkstone to France and what’s more, they only need to pay a £100 deposit to secure their booking, which is great news in the run up to Christmas.

Diane Poole, Head of Communications and PR at Stena Line explains why fans should consider ferry travel next summer:

“We want as many Northern Ireland fans as possible to experience this once in a lifetime sporting event while enjoying fantastic low fares to France. Matches will be taking place all over France and travelling by ferry means football fans will have the added convenience of having their own transport to get them to the various fixtures’’.

When you travel with Stena Line you don’t have to worry about baggage charges so you can fit in everything you need including your Northern Ireland jersey, scarf and flag!

“Euro 2016 is set to be one of the biggest sporting events of the year and one that NI fans will remember for a lifetime, so we would encourage everyone to book now and revel in the excitement of their 2016 adventure,” added Diane.

Remember with great fares like these you don’t have to sell the missus to go to Euro 2016!

For more information visit www.stenaline.co.uk/euro2016 or call 08447 70 70 70.

Notes to Editors

*Fares shown are valid for mid-week travel (Monday – Thursday) on selected dates in June 2016. Match tickets are not included in any fares quoted. £100 deposit option is only available on telephone bookings.

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information, please contact Bronagh Cobain of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 028 9073 0880.

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

​AHEAD of tomorrow’s Euro 2016 draw, leading ferry company Stena Line is ensuring Northern Ireland fans can score the trip of a lifetime next summer with great value fares from only £382 for a car plus four return. For less than £100 per person return fans won’t have to worry about high costs to get to the action next summer.

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Euro 2016 just a oui journey away with Stena Line

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2015 12:23 GMT

AHEAD of tomorrow’s Euro 2016 draw, leading ferry company Stena Line is ensuring Irish fans can score the trip of a lifetime next summer with great value fares from only €476*for a car plus four return. For less than €120 per person return fans won’t have to worry about high costs to get to the action next summer.

Supporters can travel Landbridge from Dublin or Rosslare via Dover or Folkestone to France and what’s more, they only need to pay a €100 deposit to secure their booking, which is great news in the run up to Christmas.

Diane Poole, Head of Communications and PR at Stena Line explains why fans should consider ferry travel next summer: “We want as many Irish fans as possible to experience this once in a lifetime sporting event while enjoying fantastic low fares to France. Matches will be taking place all over France and travelling by ferry means football fans will have the added convenience of having their own transport to get them to the various fixtures’’.

When you travel with Stena Line you don’t have to worry about baggage charges so you can fit in everything you need including your Ireland jersey, scarf and flag!

“Euro 2016 is set to be one of the biggest sporting events of the year and one that Irish fans will remember for a lifetime, so we would encourage everyone to book now and revel in the excitement of their 2016 adventure,” added Diane.

Remember with great fares like these you don’t have to sell the missus to go to Euro 2016!

For more information visit www.stenaline.ie/euro2016 or call 01 907 5555.

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information, please contact Fiona Brown of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 048 9073 0880 / fiona@duffyrafferty.com

Notes to Editors

*Fares shown are valid for mid-week travel (Monday – Thursday) on selected dates in June 2016. Match tickets are not included in any fares quoted. €100 deposit option is only available on telephone bookings.

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Ireland and Britain with an extensive route network including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Belfast to Heysham, Dublin Port to Holyhead and Rosslare to Fishguard.

​AHEAD of tomorrow’s Euro 2016 draw, leading ferry company Stena Line is ensuring Irish fans can score the trip of a lifetime next summer with great value fares from only €476*for a car plus four return. For less than €120 per person return fans won’t have to worry about high costs to get to the action next summer.

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Stena Line pledge support for local gift appeal

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2015 11:37 GMT

​LEADING ferry company Stena Line has teamed up with the Downtown Radio and Cool FM’s Cash for Kids festive ‘Mission Christmas’ gift campaign this year to help ensure that disadvantaged local children can enjoy a special Christmas.

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About Stena Line

Stena Line, an ABTA member, is an international transport and travel service company and one of the world's leading ferry operators.
Stena Line operates in three business areas: Scandinavia, the North Sea and the Irish Sea with a network of 22 strategically located ferry routes in Europe. Stena Line has a modern fleet with a total of 38 vessels including fast ferries (Stena HSS), traditional combi-ferries, RoPax ferries for freight and passengers, and pure cargo ships.

Stena Line is a stable and profitable group and is committed to providing passengers with the best service and experience possible.

During 2012, approximately 14.4 million passengers travelled with Stena Line. 3 million cars and 1.9 million freight units were transported during the same period.

Awards
NI Travel & Tourism Awards - Best Ferry Company 2012