Tallink is rerouting 3 cruise ferries
On Monday, 12th of December the cruise ferry Silja Europa just renovated for 16 million Euros, started to sail again on Helsinki-Tallinn route and the cruise ferry Romantika started on Riga-Stockholm instead of earlier Tallinn-Stockholm route. On 13th of December the cruise ferry Baltic Queen left the Tallinn-Helsinki route to start on Tallinn-Stockholm route, Tallink says in a press release. According to the CEO of AS Tallink Grupp, Mr Janek Stalmeister is the aim of the rerouting to refresh the travel experience of the customers. „Our totally renewed Silja Europa is a beloved ship with history of her own, our Baltic Queen has been especially popular among our Estonian passengers on Tallinn-Stockholm route already previously and on our Latvian route the return of a second ship was waited for a long time. We are glad, that the first to experience those new features are our holiday and New Year cruise` passengers“, added Stalmeister. Alongside with Baltic Queen, the cruise ferry Victoria I is sailing on Tallinn-Stockholm route. She will be docked for a few weeks in the beginning of 2017, during what the perfume shop and reception area is fully reconstructed as well as the a la carte restaurant Piazza, which will be turned into Grill House. Also the buffet restaurant, show bar and sauna will be renewed. The cruise ferry Romantika, which will sail on Riga-Stockholm route next to cruise ferry Isabelle, will be also docked in the beginning of next year. The docking works include the construction of the Fast Lane restaurant on board and replacing the current Seaside bar and Fastfood area with a larger children` play area. The show bar and buffet restaurant will be refreshed as well. Silja Europa, which will now sail next to fast ferries Star and Superstar on Helsinki-Tallinn route, was renovated almost 3 months and the company invested 16 million Euros to the project. By December, the total of 1015 cabins - 922 of A and B class cabins, 87 de Lux cabins and 6 Suites were renovated, in January the final 137 of C class cabins will be fully renewed. The large-scale works also included 5 restaurants, a bar and conference area. The buffet restaurant and Grill House were entirely renewed, as well as the pub and one of the bars. New cafeteria Coffee&Co. was built on board, which has been so far only on Helsinki-Stockholm route vessels. In spring 2016, the ships, night club and show bar were renewed and totally new restaurants Tavolata and Fast Lane were added.
Renewed cruise ferry Silja Europa returned to Helsinki-Tallinn route
The thoroughly renewed cruise ferry Silja Europa returned to regular traffic on the Helsinki-Tallinn route from 13th of March, announced AS Tallink Grupp. The renovations, which lasted several months, most of the passenger areas were updated. According to the Sales and Marketing Director Mr. Margus Hunt, the renovations were of large scale, as the ship`s main passenger areas had to be changed from a floatel to ones of a beautiful passenger ship again. „We were aware of the large interest of our passengers towards the potential return of Silja Europa to the Baltic Sea operations, but were still positively surprised about the large scale support and approval of her coming back to the Helsinki-Tallinn route,“ added Kitter. The largest reconstruction works were done on the 7th and 8th deck, were the shops, restaurants and bars are situated. The Tax Free Superstore as well as perfume shop both have received a totally new look, which required taking down even some walls. From restaurants, a full make-over was done to the self service restaurant Fast Lane and the former Taurus a la carte restaurant now turning into the Italian restaurant Tavolata already very popular on Silja Line branded vessels. The new Tavolata restaurant will be opened on 28th of March. Also the discothèque and show bar are renewed. The cabins of the ship, which was operating as a floatel in Australia last year, were equipped with new beds and TVs. The wide children`s playroom is situated on the 7th deck and there are also a conference center, sauna and a beauty salon on board. The renovations of the Tavolata restaurant and discothèque will take further 2 weeks and are opened on 28th of March. Silja Europa will depart from Länsiterminal, Helsinki at 9.00 in the morning, with the arrival to Tallinn at 13.00. From Tallinn, D-terminal the daily departures are scheduled to 18.30 with the arrival time in Helsinki at 23.00. The exception is the schedule on Saturdays, when she will depart from Tallinn at 17.00 arriving in Helsinki 20.50, the departure time from Helsinki is the same with other weekdays at 09.00 am. http://en.portnews.ru/news/216054/
Tallink brings the renewed Silja Europa Back to Tallinn-Helsinki route
Silja Europa, one of the largest passenger ferries in the world will have a renewal of passenger areas and return to Tallinn-Helsinki route as from March 2016, Tallink Group says. Also the fast ferries Superstar and Star as well as cruise ferry Baltic Queen will remain operating on the route, announced AS Tallink Grupp. The Sales and Marketing Director of AS Tallink Grupp, Mr. Margus Hunt said that the majority of passenger areas, including cabins, restaurants, shops and show bar will be renovated and the passengers will have the opportunity to enjoy a fresh look and feel with exciting new discoveries. “The exact timetable and more details will be revealed soon”, added Hunt. In cabins the textiles, furniture and technical equipment will be renewed. Most of the restaurants and shops will be also renewed and refurbished. Silja Europa will start sailing with two departures per day on Tallinn-Helsinki route in March, replacing also other ships of the route having planned maintenance dockings in March and April, such as fast ferry Superstar and cruise ferry Baltic Queen. More detailed schedule will be revealed by the company next week. Silja Europa is built in 1993 in Germany. She is worlds one of the largest ro-ro ships by the number of cabins with the length of 202 meters, width of 33 meters and passenger capacity of over 3000 people. There are 6 different cabin classes available on board, as well as 5 restaurants, 2 bars and nightclubs, a beauty salon, sauna and 4 shops. She has the highest ice class of 1A Super and her maximum speed is 21.5 knots. Her car deck accommodates 932 lane meters of vehicles and cargo.Upload News