Reviewed 15 July 2014 by Arunasalam
Very much satisfied
'Arunasalam' travelled Helsinki Tallinn with Tallink Silja on Tallink Superstar
"Fun part of our holiday!"
Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Anonymous
We booked a cabin from Helsinki to Tallinn as there was no foot passenger option left. The cabin had a shower, a toilet and sink, two bunkbeds (one of which doubles as a sofa) and television and chair. The prices for food and drink seem dirt cheap after Finland! The staff are friendly and there is plenty to keep everyone occupied for the 2.5 hour journey. There was bingo, dancing, live music, slot machines, duty free (reasonably priced for a change!), food, drink, a sun deck and general areas to stand outside. The only downside I could name was the very slow trudge to get to the port, down a long walk way. Other than that, it was great and worth the money. I think if we'd been on an overnight ferry, we would have found the cabin satisfactory too.
'Anonymous' travelled Helsinki Tallinn with Viking Line on Viking Xprs
Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Anonymous
A very efficient company. Everything went without a hitch and we would certainly use Tallink again.
'Anonymous' travelled Helsinki Tallinn with Tallink Silja on Tallink Superstar
"trip from Helsinki to Talin"
Reviewed 12 July 2014 by Derek
Easy to locate departure office and get tickets, website also very good for booking before hand. Journey was fine and on time, return trip was ok. Would use this ferry and recommend it to others.
'Derek' travelled Helsinki Tallinn with Eckerö Line on Finlandia
Helsinki, also called "Stadi" in local slang, is the capital of Finland. It is located in the southern part of Finland on the shore of the Gulf of Finland.
Founded in 1550 as a rival to the Hanseatic city of Tallinn by the King Gustav I of Sweden, Helsinki struggled in its infancy. The fledging settlement was plagued by poverty, wars and diseases. For a long time it remained as a small low-key coastal town, overshadowed by the more thriving trade centers in the Baltic region. Although much of the first half of the 20th century was a violent period for Helsinki, it continued to steadily develop. Modern postwar urbanization of the 1970s, which occurred relatively late in European context, tripled the population in the metropolitan area, making the Helsinki metropolitan area one of the fastest growing urban centers in the European Union in 1990s.
Tallinn is the capital city and main seaport of Estonia. It is located on Estonia's north coast to the Baltic Sea. It has been shaped by nearly a millennium of outside influence. Its name, derived from taani linnus , meaning "Danish Fort", is a reminder of the fact that the city was founded by the Danes at the beginning of the thirteenth century, and since that time political control has nearly always been in the hands of foreigners - Germans, Swedes and Russians. The Germans have undoubtedly had the most lasting influence on the city; Tallinn was one of the leading cities of the Hanseatic League, the German-dominated association of Baltic trading cities, and for centuries it was known to the outside world by its German name, Reval. Even when Estonia was ruled by the kings of Sweden or the tsars of Russia, the city's public life was controlled by the German nobility, and its commerce run by German merchants.