Förde Reederei Seetouristik (FRS) is a German transportation company specialising in passenger ferry and freight transportation. Originally a regional passenger ferry operator founded in 1866, it has expanded in recent years to an international business group. FRS now has about 64 vessels and approximately 1500 employees, transporting 5.4 million passengers and 1.3 million vehicles. The company also has a portfolio that comprises approximately 14 subsidiaries located in Europe, North Africa, and North America that are made up of both ferry and bus operations.


If FRS Iberia and FRS Maroc are counted as separate entities, FRS includes 14 subsidiaries.[1]

Ferry operators

Other services


Conventional passenger ferries

Double-ended car ferries

Fleet of operated vessels


Route Vessel(s) Description
Tarifa (Spain)–Tanger (Morocco) HSC Dolphin Jet, HSC Tarifa Jet, HSC Tanger Jet year-round service
Havneby (Danmark)–Sylt (Germany) MF SyltExpress year-round service
Tallinn (Estonia)–Helsinki, (Finland) HSC Baltic Jet, HSC Nordic Jet year-round service (no traffic during ice period)
Hamburg, Wedel, CuxhavenHeligoland HSC Halunder Jet, MS Atlantis season service between March and October
Stralsund, Schaprode, Zingst, WiekHiddensee MS Hansestadt Stralsund, MS Insel Hiddensee, MS Schaprode, MS Gellen day cruises for tourists on a shuttle basis as well as year-round means of transportation for the islander
Taxiboat traffic around the Island Hiddensee (Germany) Taxiboat Störtebeker, Taxiboat Pirat support traffic on demand
Port round-trips for Tourists (sightseeing) in Stralsund MS Altefähr during the summer time
Warnemünde (Germany)–Hohe Düne (Germany) MF Breitling, MF Warnow year-round service
Wittow North (Germany)–Wittow South (Germany) MF Wittow year-round service
Stahlbrode (Germany)–Glewitz (Germany) MF Stahlbrode, MF Glewitz season service between April and October


  1. ^ "Overview of the activities". Förde Reederei Seetouristik GmbH & Co. KG. Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  2. ^ Tu, Janet I. (January 19, 2016), "Seattle-based Clipper sold to German company; new routes planned", Seattle Times 

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