Further Information on the Fleetwood - Larne Ferry Route
Fleetwood - Larne is one of two ferry routes between England and Northern Ireland. Each crossing takes around 8 hours. The frequent service is offered onboard 3 of Stena Line's fleet with each vessel full of excellent facilities and services. For an alternative route to Northern Ireland try the route between Liverpool Birkenhead and Belfast offered from Norfolkline.
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Fleetwood is a town within the Wyre district of Lancashire, England, lying at the northwest corner of the Fylde. It forms part of the Greater Blackpool conurbation. The town was the first planned community of the Victorian era. For most of the twentieth century, Fleetwood was a prominent deep-sea fishing port, but, since the 1970s, the fishing industry has declined precipitously and the town has undergone economic difficulties. Fleetwood is also a seaside resort, serving as a quiet contrast to nearby Blackpool.
Passenger sailings to Douglas are not currently on a regular timetable. Ferries were operated by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company from 1876 to 1961, and again periodically from 1971. However, in recent years the service has been restricted to once or twice per year. Since 2004 Stena Line has provided some passenger accommodation on its thrice daily service to Larne in Northern Ireland.
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Ferries sail from the Larne harbour to destinations including Cairnryan and Troon in Scotland, and Fleetwood in England. Larne is a substantial seaport and industrial town on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It has been used as a seaport for over 1,000 years, and is today a major passenger and freight roll-on roll-off port. Larne is twinned with Clover, South Carolina.
Stena Line offer two ferry routes direct from England. One on the east, traveling between Harwich and the Hook of Holland and one on the West travelling from Fleetwood direct to Larne in Northern Ireland, just 22 miles from the capital, Belfast.
Harwich - Hook of Holland - A fantastic alternative to Europe than the Dover Calais route. Reduce the amount of driving by getting the ferry direct to Holland between Harwich and the Hook of Holland. Stena offer 14 crossings a week with a crossing time of 6 hours and 30 minutes.
Fleetwood - Larne - Travel from the port of Fleetwood direct to Larne in Northern Ireland located just 22 miles from Belfast. Stena Line offers 4 crossings a day with a crossing time of 8 hours.
Stena Line is of the world's largest ferry operators, with ferry services serving England and many other European countries. Stena Line doubled in size in 1990 with the acquisition of Sealink British Ferries from Sea Containers Ltd. This first became Sealink Stena Line, then Stena Sealink Line and finally Stena Line (UK), which now operates all of Stena's ferry services between Great Britain and Ireland.
Stena Line was founded in, and is still operated from, Gothenburg, Sweden by Sten A. Olsson when he acquired Skagenlinjen between Gothenburg, Sweden and Fredrikshavn, Denmark in 1962.
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