Stena Line’s line between Trelleborg and Rostock has had impressive growth in recent years and this year carries more than 400,000 guests for the first time.
Therefore, just before the peak season 2020, the shipping company is investing just under SEK 50 million in a comprehensive renovation program for the two ferries FS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and M / S Skåne.
The renovation will largely be completed during operation and will be ready for the high season in the summer of 2020.
Stena Line’s design book that underlies the renovation is inspired by Nordic design and is characterized by large, light spaces and modern fixed furniture. The same design concept is also used, among other things, on the five newly-built ferries that will be delivered to Stena Line in the coming years.
The renovation is comprehensive and includes all cabins, public spaces, corridors, and onboard dining. At FS Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the previous separation between café and store is also removed to create a larger public space. At M / S Skåne, a new concept is being introduced which was introduced on the newbuildings, “Newsroom”, where travelers can retire for relaxation.
“Over the past three years, we have seen impressive growth with over 100,000 guests per year on the Trelleborg-Rostock line and this year we welcome more than 400,000 passengers on the line for the first time. Of course, we want to give our guests a modern and pleasant travel experience in the future as well, and this renovation of public spaces and cabins is an important step on that journey, says Ron Gerlach, responsible for Stena Line’s Germany lines.
Japanese sleeping quarters were successful
In addition to the renovation of the two vessels, the Japanese sleeping quarters that were launched in April 2019 also contributed to the line’s success. Expectations exceeded expectations with more than 5,000 bookings.
“We are very pleased to be able to give our ferries FS Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and M / S Skåne a new look. The Rostock-Trelleborg line is a very important link between southern Sweden and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany and contributes to the development and cooperation of the region. “This investment and renovation further strengthen our commitment to both the region and the line and the two Rostock and Trelleborg locations,” says Ron Gerlach.