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Here is a list of commonly asked questions about our new ships.
The two new ships are being built in Rauma, Finland by European shipbuilder Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC). RMC is one of the leading shipbuilding companies in Europe which specialises in building and servicing passenger and car ferries.
The names of our new ships will be Spirit of Tasmania IV and Spirit of Tasmania V. These names are a logical continuation of the existing fleet – building on the legacy of Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II while acknowledging Spirit of Tasmania III that once traversed the discontinued Devonport to Sydney route.
Spirit of Tasmania IV is expected to be delivered mid-2024 and Spirit of Tasmania V is expected to arrive in Australia late-2024.
The two new roll-on roll-off ships will be 212 metres in length. They will have significantly more capacity for passengers, passenger vehicles and freight vehicles, with the capacity to carry 1,800 passengers and with 4,098 lane metres for vehicles.
The new purpose-built ships will offer increased comfort and enjoyment for passengers with a wide range of accommodation and entertainment options on board. More information about the onboard facilities will be released later in the year.
Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II are in very good condition and will be sold after the new ships arrive.
While the current fleet of ships, Spirit of Tasmania I and Spirit of Tasmania II, have delivered exceptional service to date, it is necessary to invest for the future to meet the high demand for our service and the expectations of our passengers and freight customers.
Yes, the new ships will feature upgraded facilities to ensure that pets have a safe and comfortable journey on board. All of the details will be released in the coming months.
The new ships will offer a wide range of fares, accommodation types, entertainment, and dining options to suit all travellers, giving them the flexibility to travel in a way that suits their budget. Spirit of Tasmania will continue to use a tiered pricing structure when the new ships arrive, which means prices fluctuate depending on the travel demand and availability of fares on each sailing. To secure the best available price, we encourage passengers to book early.
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