Stena Line Wins - Best Ferry Company - For Fifteenth Year

, UK United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 12, 2007 -- Leading ferry company Stena Line has clinched the title of Ferry Company of the Year at the Northern Ireland Travel News Awards for a record fifteenth time.

Angela Rippon presented the award to Stena’s Paul Grant at the prestigious event held at the newly-refurbished Slieve Donard Hotel in Newcastle.

Paul who is Head of Travel Market for Stena Line UK and Ireland was thrilled to be collecting the glittering Tyrone Crystal trophy;

“I am absolutely delighted that Stena Line has won the Ferry Company of the Year title for the fifteenth time and all of us at Stena Line feel honoured that the hard work we undertake to provide the best possible service for our customers has been honoured once again,” said Paul.

“To win this accolade is recognition that the high standards we set ourselves have impressed our customers and indeed the awards judges. We are particularly pleased to have won this title as it comes on the back of receiving the Best Ferry Company of 2006 award at the Irish Travel Trade Awards in Dublin and the Star Ferry Operator for an amazing ninth consecutive year at the Travel Bulletin Awards in London, reflecting our commitment to customer service across the Irish Sea route network,” he added.

Stena Line is the market leader on the Irish Sea, offering the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes from Ireland to Britain including the Belfast to Stranraer, Larne to Fleetwood, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin Port to Holyhead, and Rosslare to Fishguard routes. The company carries over three million passengers on its Irish Sea routes each year, more than its rival ferry operators combined.

About Stena Line

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Every year more than 17 million people travel with Stena Line, the largest ferry operator in Europe and one of the largest in the world. The company operates Europe’s most comprehensive route network, with 34 vessels on 18 strategically located routes in Scandinavia and the UK.

In the UK alone, Stena Line offers over 30 daily crossings on its five different routes to Ireland (Stranraer to Belfast, Fleetwood to Larne, Holyhead to Dublin Port, Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire and Fishguard to Rosslare) as well as two daily crossings on its Harwich to Hook of Holland route providing fast and efficient crossings with excellent onboard services and facilities.

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