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Stena Line installs Japanese sleeping pods

Stena Line forges ahead with continuous efforts to develop attractive and ground-breaking products and services to customers.

The Company has installed Japanese sleeping pods on its Mecklenburg-Vorpommer and Skåne vessels, operating between Rostock in Germany and Trelleborg in Sweden.

Stena Line is the first ferry company to offer its customers Japanese sleeping pods which will be a cost-efficient way to sleep and rest during the crossing.

The pods are inspired by Japanese capsule hotels offer 2m2space for one person and can be booked from today and will be available for travellers from April 1st.

“We see it as an innovative offer for a cost-conscious target group, which nonetheless values comfort and privacy,” said Martin Wahl, Stena Line’s Travel Commercial Manager for Stena Lines routes between Germany and Sweden.

Each berth is equipped with a mattress and bed linen, as well as air conditioning, charging station and WiFi – and luggage can be stored outside the pods in lockers.

"The sleeping pods are a great way for young people, backpackers or campers to travel cheaply and comfortably to Sweden. But also travellers on a short break and business travellers can fully recover with this modern way of travelling,” says Martin Wahl.

The journey from Rostock to Trelleborg takes 6 or 7 hours depending on the departure and is one of the most popular routes between Germany and Sweden, especially during the summer months.

Stena Line is one of Europe's leading ferry companies with 38 vessels and 20 routes in Northern Europe. Stena Line is an important part of the European logistics network and develops new intermodal freight solutions by combining transport by rail, road and sea. Stena Line also plays an important role in tourism in Europe with its extensive passenger operations.