Extensive modernisation work on board: "Skane Jet" starts the new season and shines in new splendour
Flensburg, 31.03.2022 • The FRS Baltic high-speed catamaran "Skane Jet" ended its winter break on 1 April. The high-speed ferry now again connects Sassnitz and Ystad in southern Sweden in less than 2.5 hours. New this season: significantly more departures and a completely redesigned bistro restaurant.
Nordic design: on-board catering gets a new look
In the last few days, work has been going on late into the night on the ship to give the old on-board bistro a completely new look. "Among other things, we removed walls to give the entire area a completely new, open character," says Moritz Bruns, Managing Director of FRS Baltic. The new design reflects the cruising area of the "Skane Jet": clear Scandinavian design with warm wood tones. A newly created seating area complements the restaurant remodelling. The culinary offer has also been adapted. From maritime snacks to the popular curry sausage - here, each of the more than 100,000 guests each year will find their personal favourite snack.
More crossings this year: up to three crossings per day in the high season
Last year, the "Skane Jet" operated almost 500 departures. "This year, we will offer our customers even more travel options," says Managing Director Bruns. In July and August, the shipping company will expand its offer to up to three departures per day. For the first time, FRS Baltic will also offer night crossings between Sassnitz and Ystad. "The night crossings also offer an interesting alternative in terms of price to the heavily frequented day sailings in the high season," reveals Bruns. In total, the fast ferry is scheduled to depart more than 750 times this year.
Berlin-Shuttle: Combined tickets from Berlin to Sweden and vice versa
After a test run last year, the Berlin Shuttle is a fixed component of FRS Baltic's service portfolio this season. On a combined total of 14 weekends, the shipping company offers low-cost combined trips from Berlin to Sweden and vice versa in cooperation with the Berlin bus company BVB. The departure and arrival points could not be more central: In Berlin, guests are picked up directly at Kurfürstendamm 225 and in Ystad they have the option of getting from the ferry terminal to the train station in less than 10 minutes. From there, there are connections to the coastal city of Malmö or the student city of Lund, for example. The Danish capital Copenhagen can be reached quickly from the railway station in Ystad. The popular day trip to Ystad is of course also on the programme again this year.
From solar-powered excursion ships to cargo ferries: the FRS fleet is broadly diversified. Today, it comprises 70 ships that carry 7.9 million passengers and 2.1 million cars worldwide every year. With 13 high-speed catamarans worldwide, FRS is one of the leading operators in Europe and continues to grow.
FRS is also a market leader in ferry tourism on and around Rügen: with the tourist excursion and scheduled services of the Weiße Flotte and Reederei Hiddensee, FRS has been firmly rooted in the region for over 50 years.
For more information about transport, interested parties can visit www.frs-baltic.com.
Birte Dettmers, Press officer FRS