Friday, 25 November 2011

Stena Superfast Launch

A series of photographs from the press launch of the new Stena Superfast ferries between Cairnryan and Belfast and of the opening of the new Cairnryan ferry port on 25 November 2011.

The Stena Superfast VII and Stena Superfast VIII passing off Cairnryan

 Inside the new terminal at Cairnryan:

Onboard Stena Superfast VII:

 The Taste restaurant:

The Barista Lounge:

 The News Room:

The 55 Degrees Lounge:

The Truckdrivers' Area:

The Pod Lounge:

 The Stena Plus Lounge:

Passing Stena Superfast VIII:

The magnificent funnel:

The opening ceremony for the new Cairnryan terminal featuring (left-to-right) Scotland's First Minister, Alex Salmond MSP, Northern Ireland's Regional Development Minister, Danny Kennedy MLA, and the Chairman of Stena AB, Dan Sten Olsson:

Richard Nilsson of Figura, the architect of the Stena Superfast interiors, with Lord Bannside (the Rev. Ian Paisley), formerly Northern Ireland's First Minister:

 Jane Olsson Thorburn, an understandably very happy Dan Sten Olsson, me and Jonathan Guest of MJM, whose firm, based in Newry, constructed the Stena Superfast interiors:

 The new terminal at Cairnryan:

Bravo, Stena!

Soon, you will be able to read all about the Stena Superfast project in Cruise & Ferry Info (see


  1. The new interiors are utterly amazing. I'm especially liking the Pod Lounge and the Taste Restaurant. A job very well done for Richard Nilsson.

    On the outside I find the Stena livery actually makes the ships look smaller than they looked in the Superfast livery (or their sisters do in the liveries of Marine Atlantic and SeaFrance).

    An excellent report, thank you very much.

  2. Bravo to them. This stuff is such and improvement over things like Carnival.