Thomas Davis

Stena Alegra the Aratere’s ferry replacement set to make first voyage

Stena Alegra the Aratere’s ferry replacement set to make first voyageOn Monday, Spanish ferry Stena Alegra, a replacement for the crippled interisland ferry Aratere will begin its passenger service.

After Aratere lost a propeller during a Cook Strait crossing in November, the new ferry was ordered from Europe for the busy summer period.

At 5pm, on Monday The Stena Alegra will depart Wellington for Picton.

Stena Allegra The Replacement ferry for Aratere docks in Wellington

Stena AllegraAs a replacement for the crippled interislander Arater, a Polish ferry has docked in Wellington.