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For reference also see:
Hengist 1972 General Arrangement plan
Hengist 1985 Deckplan
Stena Hengist 1991 Deckplan
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Above: Useful for reference, this original simple onboard deckplan is spatially inaccurate - for example the
stairways aft of the forward lounge on B Deck should be directly beneath the equivalent on A Deck (not
marked, but aft of the Coffee Lounge). Nevertheless, it gives an adequate overview of the ship's onboard
accommodation with a main sweep of accommodation along B Deck and the main bar and eating areas on A
Deck above.

For a more detailed and comprehensive overview of the ship, see the original
General Arrangement plan.

In Greek service, the forward lounges have been reserved for distinguished class passengers, although the
lower of the two (the former VSOE lounge) appears to alternate depending on demand. Together with the
reinstated original restaurant, these areas are in theory carefully guarded by crew, whilst all other areas are
available for all passengers. Having said that, experience has shown that backpackers will often be
misinformed by crew that the interior of the ships are all "first class" and that deck class really does mean
deck class - this is of course inaccurate, but achieves the apparent objective of keeping the interiors of the
ships for what the crew deem "acceptable" passengers (i.e. locals).
Below: The main lobby (aft of the side lounges on B Deck), as it was on the Panagia Ekatontapiliani in the
summer of 2003. This is the view looking across to starboard, with the staircases leading up to the cafeteria
and outside decks, and down to the car decks.
As built, the information desk was located to the left (far side) with a passport office on the left (near side)
and a bank at the desk to the right. The information desk remains, although the original passport desk has
been covered over, the space beyond apparently being used as the ship's hospital.
Below: Beneath the car decks, Hengist and Horsa were equipped with passenger cabins for 24 passengers,
principally for the lorry drivers which used the ships when they ran overnight to Oostende. These remain in
passenger in Greece, being available to economic class passengers. Distinguished class passengers instead
have the luxury of the former officers' cabins forward on the Boat Deck, which have all now been opened up
for passenger use, including the large suites originally built for the Captain and Chief Engineer.
This view is in the original below-car decks cabin areas, at the base of the stairs leading up to the main
decks. One particularly notable legacy of the ships having been built in a naval dockyard are the particularly
high door sills, which are a feature of all three sisters.
Below: Signs from the past: some 2003 images on board the Panagia Ekatontapiliani showing some of the
signage from her previous incarnation. The deck signage installed at the 1986 refit proved particularly
long-lived. In the bottom picture, a BR-era sign doubles up with the later SBF one. Since the ship returned to
Ventouris and was further refurbished, most of these signs have disappeared.
Below: From an early-1980s Sealink on-board guide comes this summary of on-board facilities.
The side lounge shown in the top left picture is from on-board
Hengist or Horsa. Moving clockwise, mention is
made of the duty-free and gift shops. On the bottom left is a picture of the forward bar of the
Hengist in its
original guise and green and gold colour scheme. The middle picture on the left shows the original waiter
service restaurant on A Deck, which disappeared in 1985/86 to become an additional shopping outlet. This
was fitted out with flame-orange seating and was served by the same galley as the cafeteria (later designated
'The Pantry') aft on the same deck.