Serco NorthLink Ferries is set to welcome the MV Hamnavoe back to service on Friday, 24 January 2014, complete with new livery.
Stuart Garrett, Managing Director at Serco NorthLink Ferries, commented: "We are thoroughly looking forward to the Hamnavoe's return to service, particularly given that externally she has truly been transformed. A key element to the new livery is to excite potential tourists about the history and culture of the Northern Isles. The huge Viking image on the Hamnavoe is designed to make an impact so that people choose the Northern Isles and NorthLink Ferries for their next holiday.
"The Hamnavoe's return also means the onboard bed and breakfast service is now available seven days a week, making early morning travel from Stromness that bit more convenient.
"We are, of course, committed to continuous improvement across our fleet and as part of this we are looking at enhancing the Hamnavoe's current offering with the trial of an onboard lounge. We will endeavour to keep passengers updated on progress and would encourage those travelling to feedback on this added service."
Serco NorthLink Ferries will be hosting a community event in the coming weeks as a means of showcasing the new look fleet. The MV Hjaltland is the second to be rebranded and so will be out of service the first couple of weeks in February. Images of the refreshed fleet will follow in due course.
The new NorthLink Ferries brand was launched in spring 2013, the new livery marks the final stage of the roll out and was completed as part of the scheduled repainting and maintenance of the vessel.
Those who wish to book or require further information should go to www.northlinkferries.co.uk/ or call 0845 6000 449.