WITH travel restrictions between Britain and Ireland expected to ease soon, ferry company Stena Line is bringing back its new vessel Stena Estrid to the Holyhead–Dublin route.
It will replace the Stena Horizon which will return to its former role serving Rosslare-Cherbourg.
The ships had swapped due to increased freight demand on direct routes to France and low travel volumes between Holyhead and Dublin.
The end of lockdowns have resulted in freight volumes increasing again, so the company has switched vessels back to their pre-lockdown roles.
Stena Estrid will provide two daily return crossings each way between Holyhead and Dublin. It is expected that onboard duty-free sales, now available after Brexit, will prove popular.
Now we are just waiting for the green light on non-essential travel between Britain and Ireland, which is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.