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Welcome on board

Welcome on board

Scandlines owns the largest fleet of hybrid ferries in the world and we are proud that these ferries carry the name “Scandlines”. Two of them, M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen, are in service on the Rostock-Gedser route – and they are even amongst the world’s largest hybrid ferries.  

Both ferries have a very open and attractive interior. There is space for families with children and for those who wish to use the crossing as an opportunity to rest or have a snack and a refreshing drink - or both. There are many surprises awaiting you onboard. So look forward to your next crossing between Rostock to Gedser.

Facts about the new hybrid ferries

  • “Berlin” and “Copenhagen”
    With a minimal fuel consumption, the new hybrid ferries are now ready to depart from the dock.
  • From drawing board to ferry
    The aim was to develop a unique ferry design, its wedge shape embodying dynamism and modernity.
  • Closed-loop scrubber
    Four closed-loop scrubbers are integrated in the funnel which remove harmful substances from the exhaust gases such as sulphur and fine particles.
  • Integrated white funnel 
    Leading the way with a modern concept that has minimal fuel consumption
  • Energy-saving solutions 
    For example through LED lighting and variable-frequency control

  • Sea view guaranteed
    Along with its light and airy shopping area, cafe and restaurant, the passenger deck also boasts particularly large windows along the side of the ship, providing fantastic views over the sea.
  • Bulbous bow 
    At speeds of 21 knots, the bulbous bow reduces the ship’s resistance by about 10 percent.
  • Engines
    Fuel-saving Common Rail engines improve the performance of the engines and reduce emissions.
  • Engine room
    The main engines provide an output of 19,500kw, of which 1,700kw come from batteries. This results in a speed of 21 knots on the 1 hour and 45 minutes long crossing.
  • Hybrid propulsion system 
    When consumption is lower, excess energy is stored in the on-board batteries. This is then released when consumption is higher than production.
  • Optimised hull 
    The hull of the ship was optimised for the sea depths between Rostock and Gedser using CFD (computational fluid dynamics) calculations.
  • Propulsion 
    Optimised propulsion system consisting of propellers and two thrusters, which can be rotated through 360 degrees and are used in narrow waterways or during manoeuvres in port.
  • Vehicle decks
    2 vehicle decks, which can be loaded with either 6 or 8 lanes of cars.
  • Passenger deck 
    Large, open passenger deck with fantastic views. From here, through the skylight, you can look down onto the shopping area below.
  • Attractive shopping opportunities
    400m² modern onboard shop with skylight

  • Capacity
    The hybrid ferries are 169.5m long and 25.4m wide. This results in 1,600 loading metres, and therefore space for 460 cars or 96 lorries, and a capacity for 1,300 passengers.
The new ferries are here!
Scandlines‘ new hybrid ferries M/V Berlin and M/V Copenhagen are now operating on the Rostock-Gedser route.

Experience the new ferry generation with Scandlines.