Stena voted best for ferry transport by travel agents

Pictured presenting the Best Ferry Operator award to Stena Line is SPAA President, Jimmy Martin with Ian Baillie, Key Account and Product Sales Manager, Stena Line and Diane Poole OBE, Head of PR and Communications for Stena Line.
Pictured presenting the Best Ferry Operator award to Stena Line is SPAA President, Jimmy Martin with Ian Baillie, Key Account and Product Sales Manager, Stena Line and Diane Poole OBE, Head of PR and Communications for Stena Line.

STENA Line, which operates out of Cairnryan, was crowned the Best Ferry Operator at the annual Scottish Passenger Agents’ Association Travel Awards recently.

Orla Noonan, Stena Line’s Head of Travel, Irish Sea, said the award was extra sepcial.

She said: “It’s always a great honour to receive an award but this one is particularly special as it is recognition from our peers in the travel world.

“This has been a very busy year for Stena Line across all of our routes and the Cairnryan to Belfast service is continuing to perform well.

“As a company, we like to push ourselves to deliver on every aspect of our service to customers and connect with them in innovative and rewarding ways so to receive the Best Ferry Operator accolade once again this year is recognition that we are succeeding and we are very proud of that.

“I’d like to thank the travel trade in Scotland for once again bestowing this wonderful award upon us.”

As well as routes from Cairnryan to Belfast, Steba provides crossings between Liverpool and Belfast, Heysham and Belfast, Holyhead and Dun Laoghaire, Holyhead and Dublin Port, Fishguard tand Rosslare and Rosslare and Cherbourg.

The company carries approximately three million passengers on its Irish Sea routes each year and The SPAA represents all of Scotland’s major travel agents within its membership.

Stena moved operations from Stranraer to Cairnryan in November 2011 and introudced two much larger vessels to the new deep water port.