"A great quality Cruises"
Reviewed 24 July 2014 by Anonymous
A great quality Cruises
'Anonymous' travelled Helsinki Tallinn with Viking Line on Mariella
"Helsinki to Tallinn"
Reviewed 21 July 2014 by Kevin
Nice clean boat, friendly staff, and overall enjoyable experience.
'Kevin' travelled Helsinki Tallinn with Tallink Silja on Tallink Superstar
Reviewed 18 July 2014 by Astrid
The ferry was very crowded. Most people who were familiar with it quickly made a dash for the tables by the windows. There was no seating inside, other than in the restaurants, for those who had not travelled before. It was too windy to sit outside.
'Astrid' travelled Helsinki Tallinn with Viking Line on Gabriella
"Americans journey for the day, all went easy. "
Reviewed 18 July 2014 by Anonymous
Mother and teenage daughter took a day trip from Helsinki to Tallinn for the day. It was busy, busy but the check in was quick and easy. Very friendly to us. We had bought our tickets online from Direct Ferries. Ferry was clean, appreciated having nice store and vending on board. On time both ways. Board early for better seats. All was smooth and professional. Everyone but us drinking and buying/bringing alcohol back but well behaved so not a problem on a day trip. A bit dated decor not a big deal. More women restrooms would be helpful.
'Anonymous' travelled Helsinki Tallinn with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star
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.