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Kick-off the Six Nations Championship with Stena Line

Press Releases   •   Sep 26, 2016 16:58 BST

Special travel offers available for rugby fans on opening match day

THE RBS Six Nations rugby championship starts on February 4 2017, and Stena Line is offering fans a variety of travel options for the opening match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium.

Fans wanting to take a road trip to the match can travel by car from Belfast from just £40* per person return (based on a car and 4 passengers), and only £10 per person after that, with the freedom to return any time up to 30 hours from arrival in Scotland.

Those wishing to leave the driving to someone else can score return travel from just £49 per person on the day of the match. This includes comfortable, stress-free Superfast ferry travel from Belfast to Cairnryan and coach transfers to and from Murrayfield stadium.

Stena Line also has a range of great value hotel breaks by car for those wishing to convert their trip into a weekend break and supporters can choose from a variety of hotels in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

To take advantage of these great offers, go to http://www.stenaline.co.uk/rugby.

* Based on a car and up to 4 people travelling £160 return.Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability. Please note that prices do not include match ticket.

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.

​Special travel offers available for rugby fans on opening match day THE RBS Six Nations rugby championship starts on February 4 2017, and Stena Line is offering fans a variety of travel options for the opening match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield Stadium.

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Stena Line port achieves zero landfill target

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2016 14:06 BST

Leading ferry company Stena Line has announced it has achieved its zero landfill target at Holyhead Port in Wales.

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Stena Line deploys solar support at Holyhead Port

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2016 11:09 BST

The project involved the fitting of four 50kWp Solar PV panel arrays to the roofs of terminal buildings, garage and shore shop. Stena Line teamed up with Eco Environments Ltd, the North West of England’s leading grid-connected and off-grid power specialists. The project was completed on time and on budget over a 4-week period during the summer with no interruptions to the port or Stena Line’s daily business operations.

The energy efficiency stats and associated carbon reduction levels around the project are impressive. It estimated that the panels will saved approximately 89 432 kg CO2 annually, provide 164 400 kWh of electricity for use onsite and will provide a yearly benefit worth £27,276 in electricity savings together with additional government feed-in tariff revenue. The pay back for the system is estimated to be less than seven years.


Wyn Parry, Stena Line Port Manager, Holyhead, said: “This is a very innovative and exciting project for us to be associated with. Initiatives like this one point the way forward and, as a company, we need to focus on it if we are to achieve our vision of becoming the greenest ferry operator in the world. While the savings themselves are relatively modest from a financial perspective, if we look at this as a small project within a much more comprehensive approach to future sustainability then I think it’s an important step forward and one that I’m sure can be easily replicated across other parts of the Stena Line and wider Stena Group businesses.”

Stena Line operates the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes between Britain and Ireland with an extensive route network including Cairnryan to Belfast, Liverpool to Belfast, Heysham to Belfast, Holyhead to Dublin and Fishguard to Rosslare. Stena Line now also has a direct link to France via its Rosslare to Cherbourg route.

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NOTE TO EDITOR: For further information, please contact Michael McCrory of Duffy Rafferty Communications on Belfast (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.

As part of Stena Line’s drive to become the world’s greenest ferry operator, the company has just delivered an innovative solar project at its Holyhead Port in North Wales, UK.

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A thrilling half-term break awaits families with Stena Line

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2016 14:46 BST

​STENA Line is encouraging families to make the most of their half-term break by spending it at one of the UK’s biggest theme parks. Tickets to Alton Towers Resort or LEGOLAND® Windsor Resort can be booked together with hotel and ferry travel in one easy step and those looking for a frightfully fun half-term can take advantage of the special Halloween events taking place.

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Up to 20% off travel with Stena Line

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 16:03 BST

Book now and save!Ready. Set. Go! Anyone booking a new economy, flexi or premium car fare with Stena Line to Britain will get up to *20% off, for travel up to December 16, when booked 2 days in advance of travel.

Orla Noonan, Head of Travel at Stena Line said: “The savings are great, the service onboard is fantastic and the journey is a real adventure so we would urge people to get online and get booking now. The offer includes key times of the year like half-term and Halloween and if you’re organised enough you could even squeeze in a pre-Christmas shopping break.”

So if you’re thinking of travelling from Belfast to Cairnryan or Belfast to Liverpool for a short break, a weekend with friends, a trip to visit family or a fun-filled shopping trip, book NOW and bag yourself up to 20% off. To book, click on www.stenaline.co.uk and quote offer code: SAVE20.

Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.

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MEDIA ENQUIRIES: For further information please contact Michael McCrory of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 028 9073 0880 / michaelm@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.

​Book now and save! Ready. Set. Go! Anyone booking a new economy, flexi or premium car fare with Stena Line to Britain will get up to *20% off, for travel up to December 16, when booked 2 days in advance of travel.

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Get an Eiffel of Stena Line’s great offer!

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2016 15:33 BST

DARK nights and cooler weather may be just around the corner but if you are looking for a way to cheer yourself up before autumn kicks in, why not book a holiday for next year now and give yourself something to really look forward to.

Stena Line is offering holiday makers 10% off their trip to France in 2017* if they book by September 14 for travel from January 1 through to December 16 2017, travelling from Rosslare to Cherbourg.

Plan your 2017 French adventure now for a fun filled mid-term break, Easter getaway or summer holiday. Plus you will take your pick from the best choice of sailings and cabins and all with a low deposit.

France offers a huge range of exciting things to see and do from world renowned tourist destinations, like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre, to family destinations such as Disney Land Paris or for stunning scenery and beaches, explore Cannes or Provence.

So add some oh lá lá to your 2017 holiday by booking a break with Stena Line and take advantage of this great value discount.

For more information and to book go to http://www.stenaline.ie/france10 using the offer code FRANCE10

*Subject to availability. For full terms and conditions, visit the Stena Line website.

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For further information, please contact Bronagh Cobain of Duffy Rafferty Communications on 048 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.

​DARK nights and cooler weather may be just around the corner but if you are looking for a way to cheer yourself up before autumn kicks in, why not book a holiday for next year now and give yourself something to really look forward to.

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Stena Line posts 6.5% increase in car volumes

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 16:15 BST

Stena Line has posted an impressive 6.5% year on year increase in the number of cars it carried across the Irish Sea in the month of July.

The July performance has rounded off a strong first six months for the leading ferry operator which also recorded a 3% increase in car volumes from January to June. Each year Stena Line carries approximately 2.2m passengers, 614 000 cars and 732 000freight units across its Irish Sea routes.

Orla Noonan, Stena Line’s Head of Travel (Irish Sea) commented: “Traditionally July is a very busy month for us across the Irish Sea as we enter our peak season but to post a 6.5% year on year increase in our car volumes pays tribute to the quality of the service we operate.

Orla added; “It’s encouraging to note that our July performance outstrips the UK and Ireland ferry industry as whole which experienced a 1.5% increase in car volumes according to industry stats. As well as strong volume performances we have also managed to deliver some best in class punctuality and reliability stats which is why we believe more customers are choosing to travel with Stena Line.”

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.

NOTE TO EDITOR: For further information, please contact Lawrence Duffy of Duffy Rafferty Communications on Belfast +44 (0) 28 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.

​Stena Line has posted an impressive 6.5% year on year increase in the number of cars it carried across the Irish Sea in the month of July.

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Hazzard and Ó Muilleoir tour Stena Line port operations

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2016 12:30 BST

​Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard and Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir toured Stena Line’s port operations in Belfast (Aug 22nd). The Ministers had the opportunity to see the impact of significant investment by Stena Line in their operations in the North including their recent £5 million ship refit investment programme.

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Happiness is … planning a break away

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2016 11:55 BST

There is no better way to improve your mood than by going on holiday and a recent survey* has shown that even just planning your break away can make you happier!

The research also suggests that instead of organising one big trip a year, happiness levels can be boosted even further with a series of short trips spaced a few months apart. So to help keep the nation smiling, Stena Line has launched a new offer that gives up to 20%** off motorist fares, when booked by August 30. You can travel to Holyhead, Fishguard or Cherbourg between September 5 and December 18, which gives you plenty of time to schedule in a break, or two!

According to Stena Line, more and more people are booking travel September – December with over 282,000 people expected on its Dublin – Holyhead, Rosslare – Fishguard and Rosslare – Cherbourg routes, during this period.

Stena Line’s Route Marketing Manager, Alexandra Bradley, explains why everyone should increase their happiness levels by planning a holiday in advance:

“There’s nothing better than sitting down with friends or family to plan and book a break away knowing that in a few short weeks or months you will be able to put your feet up and relax. It is proven that holidays are good for our physical and mental health and as we are giving up to 20% off the cost of travel people will experience the joy of bagging a bargain as well! On top of all this, it is National Relaxation Day on August 15 so there is no better excuse for booking a break.

“Just make sure you book by August 30 and prepare to get a smile-inducing 20% off your car fare! As the offer applies to travel up to December 18, you can take a Halloween break or a winter shopping trip, or just visit family and friends and give yourself something to smile about during the autumn and winter months,” added Alexandra.

Get online and get booking now at www.stenaline.ie/sale and quote offer code: HAPPY!

**Terms and conditions apply. Subject to availability.

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For further information, please contact Bronagh Cobain of Duffy Rafferty Communications on Belfast 048 9073 0880.

NOTES TO EDITORS

*A Dutch study from Breda University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands looked at the link between holidays and happiness by surveying 1530 adults, 974 of whom had been on a trip during the research period.

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.

​There is no better way to improve your mood than by going on holiday and a recent survey* has shown that even just planning your break away can make you happier!

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Stena Line nominated for 2016 British Travel Awards

Press Releases   •   Aug 10, 2016 14:23 BST

Stena Line has been nominated for two awards, Best Ferry/Mini Cruise and Best Ferry Company for Customer Service in the prestigious 2016 British Travel Awards (BTAs).The winners will be determined by the consumer, who has until 30 September to cast their vote, with the successful companies announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner, being held in London on 23 November 2016.

Stena Line is the biggest ferry operator on the Irish Sea, with the largest fleet and the widest choice of routes from Britain to Ireland, including Belfast to Cairnryan, Belfast to Liverpool, Holyhead to Dublin and Fishguard to Rosslare routes. During 2015, the company experienced a significant increase in passenger numbers, carrying more than 2.5 million on its Irish Sea routes. Orla Noonan, Stena Line’s Head of Travel commented: “We’re delighted to be nominated for not one but two awards. Over the last number of years we have been developing our Irish Sea routes significantly and its rewarding for both our customers and staff to see that commitment being recognised by such an influential trade organisation as the BTA. Fingers crossed for an historic ‘double’ for Stena Line in November.”

British Travel Awards’ chief executive Lorraine Barnes Burton said: “This year there are nearly seven hundred nominations listed against 83 Award categories and competition to win a British Travel Awards will be fierce. In 2015 more than a million votes were cast by the consumer to decide the winners, making the BTAs easily the largest awards programme in the UK. Voting in the 2016 Awards is now open and nominated companies have until 30th September to lobby their happy customers for votes – good luck to Stena Line.”

The British Travel Awards are considered the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the travel industry. The British Travel Awards is a proudly independent organisation, verified by leading global business practitioners, Deloitte.

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ABOUT THE BRITISH TRAVEL AWARDS

The British Travel Awards is the largest awards programme in the UK created to reward the best companies in travel. The British Travel Awards are easily the most recognisable of all travel industry accolades amongst consumer and industry professionals alike with categories spanning all types of holiday experience - transport, destination, cruise, customer service, holiday extras, and accommodation. The British Travel Awards symbol is the benchmark for excellence when it comes to finding out who really is the best in the business.

The British Travel Awards are funded by the registration fees and patronage of sponsors who have identified the ROI from increased brand visibility and sales opportunities as the consumer and trade audience grows exponentially year-on-year. The 2016 BTA Winners will be announced at a Gala Dinner in London Wednesday 23 November 2016

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.

​Stena Line has been nominated for two awards, Best Ferry/Mini Cruise and Best Ferry Company for Customer Service in the prestigious 2016 British Travel Awards (BTAs). The winners will be determined by the consumer, who has until 30 September to cast their vote, with the successful companies announced at the BTA Gala Awards Dinner, being held in London on 23 November 2016.

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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