MS Stena Lagan

Stena Lagan passing Liverpool Docks.
  • 2005–2010: Lagan Viking
  • 2010–2011: Lagan Seaways
  • 2011 onwards: Stena Lagan
Owner: Levantina Trasporti Srl
Port of registry:
Route: Birkenhead – Belfast
Builder: Cantiere Navale Visentini
Yard number: 212
Completed: July 2005
Maiden voyage: 2005
Identification: IMO number: 9329849
Status: in service
General characteristics [1]
Tonnage: 26,500 GRT
Length: 186.46 m (611.7 ft)
Beam: 25.6 m (84 ft)
Draft: 6.63 m (21.8 ft)
Installed power: 2 x MAN B&W 9L 48/60B
  • 2 × Controllable pitch propellers
  • 2 × bow thrusters
Speed: 24 knots (44 km/h)
Capacity: 980 passengers

The Stena Lagan is a RoPax ferry operated by Stena Line between Birkenhead and Belfast.


The Stena Lagan was built in July 2005 as the Lagan Viking, entering service with Norse Merchant Ferries later the same month. A few months later, Norse Merchant Ferries was acquired by Norfolkline.

In July 2010 Norfolkline was acquired by DFDS. The vessel was renamed Lagan Seaways during her refit in August 2010. Later that same year, DFDS sold its Northern Irish operations to Stena Line.[2] The sale included the Belfast–Birkenhead route and the chartered Mersey Seaways. In August 2011 the vessel was renamed Stena Lagan [3][4]

Stena Lagan in Belfast


Stena Lagan operates on the Birkenhead–Belfast route with sister ship Stena Mersey. This route is invaluable to drivers, as it saves them driving through Scotland on poor single-carriageway roads and behind a great number of freight vehicles. In all, the total journey time on board the ship is 8 hours.

On board

The ship has recently been refurbished and offers shop, cinema, restaurant, bar, POD Lounge, Stena Plus Lounge and four-berth en-suite cabins.


  1. "DFDS Seaways - Ferry Fleet - Lagan Seaways". DFDS Seaways. Retrieved December 2010. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. "Stena ends Larne to Fleetwood line and buys Belfast routes". BBC News. 3 December 2010. Retrieved December 2010. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
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