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STENA SEA LYNX II/JAUME I
ONBOARD TOUR
1: CAR DECKS & LOWER PASSENGER DECK
Above & below: Whereas predecessor Stena Sea Lynx had a counter-service duty free shop, the 'Lynx II' offerred a walk-around shop on the lower level. This is the view on the ship in Stena Sealink service (above) and operating for Balearia (below).
With the accommodation onboard extended over the original 74m generation of Incats, the 78m series offered much greater scope for passenger facilities. On Stena Lynx II, the two-deck layout allowed the creation of a large central open space with a lower level offering the generic Globetrotter brand (this time as a café) and the walkaround shopping area whilst on the upper level was located Stingers Bar. In addition, the dense seating areas of the previous series were repeated in other lounges. The interiors were the product of Stena's preferred designers of the 1990s, the ubiquitous and much-criticised Figura.
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Above & below: The vehicle decks on board the Jaume I showing the main lower level (above) and the upper area forward accessed by the starboard-side ramp (below).
Above: On board the Jaume I the ship is still very much the Stena Sea Lynx II with much evidence of her former operators, including Stena Line signage as seen here.
Above & below: The lower deck's aft lounge seen on the Jaume I (above) originally featured a Lynx mural on the forward bulkhead (below), but for Balearia service this has been covered over.
Above & below: Two views looking aft on the starboard side of the lower passenger deck.
Above: The Jaume I retains many of the original Stena/Stena Sealink decorative details, including the typical table top designs. This particular styling was mostly associated with Stena's in-house CopaCabana Coffee Bar branding, but the 'Lynx II' had only a multi-function Globetrotter Cafe-bar so its use was clearly not entirely consistent.
Above & below: Looking across on the lower level on the Stena Sea Lynx II (above) and on the ship as the Jaume I (below). The shopping area can be seen to the left in the first picture and the Globetrotter server is on the right in each case, with the staircase to the upper level visible in the background. The main change has been the reupholstering of the seating.
Above: The former Globetrotter Cafe servery on the Jaume I in August 2005.
Above: The entrance to the Jaume I's small shop.
Above: The centre section of the lower deck on the Jaume I with the former Globetrotter Cafe out of shot to the right.