"Good way to travel"
Reviewed 23 July 2014 by Greg
Enjoyed the trip but not the bedding. A fitted sheet would be so much nicer than the way the bedding is now.
'Greg' travelled Riga Stockholm with Tallink Silja on Isabelle
"Ferry Riga to Stockholm"
Reviewed 22 June 2013 by Rosalie
We recently travelled from Riga, Latvia to Stockholm, Sweden as a family group of 4 in our 60's. We shared a 4 berth cabin which we found to be more than adequate as the time on board is only overnight and there are lots of activities. Variety of eating and drinking facilities on board and varying price range. There is also the possibility of travelling with pets as they have large sand trays for their use. Duty free facilities are available as well.
'Rosalie' travelled Riga Stockholm with Tallink Silja on Isabelle
"Pleasant but un-entertaining stay in deluxe cabin"
Reviewed 05 June 2013 by Ada
Booked a deluxe cabin only because the lower fares were sold out by the time we booked, however were pleased with what we got - a cabin that made good use of the space, included all the essentials (closet, desk, couch, double bed, bathroom with shower)and a front view window. We received complimentary fruit and beverages (sparkling wine, beer, soda, water). Also included was a breakfast buffet that included a large variety of options, was pleased with food selection. Public areas of ship interior are in good condition, seating, decks, wall fixtures, etc. with central wifi area. My only real complaint was there isn't much to do, ok selection of restaurants though the foods themselves not varied, and just bar and nightclub-like entertainment for the night. Shopping is ok. Thought a small movie-theatre or something might have made it better.
'Ada' travelled Riga Stockholm with Tallink Silja on Romantika
"Good and punctual service"
Reviewed 11 April 2013 by Christopher
Good service offered by Tallink Silja, and good value for money. Timing of arrival in Stockholm changed to an hour later after I booked, but I was informed by Direct Ferries long before I made the trip.... so that's good customer service. Particularly appreciated free wi-fi on board. Cabin (de luxe)comfortable.
'Christopher' travelled Riga Stockholm with Tallink Silja on Romantika
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Just over a decade after Latvia declared independence from the Soviet Union, Riga is a city on the up and up after joining both NATO and the European Union in 2004. This came three years after the city celebrated its 800th anniversary and things have seldom looked so rosy for a cosmopolitan capital that was once revered across Europe as the ‘Paris of the North’. The city is now firmly on the tourist map with an increasing number of both budget carriers and full-fare airlines now connecting the Latvian capital with other European cities. Riga is already the de facto Baltic business capital, leaving Estonia’s Tallinn and Lithuania’s Vilnius in its wake. Increasingly, for tourists, it is becoming the most rewarding city of the three, with visitor attractions spruced up and an ever-burgeoning proliferation of hotels at all levels.
The earliest mention of Stockholm in writing dates from 1252, when it was an important post in the iron trade from the mines in Bergslagen. The first part of the name — stock — means log, while the last part — holm — means islet or small island. The full origin of the name is disputed. The city is said to have been founded by Birger Jarl in order to protect Sweden from invasion from the sea by foreign navies and to stop pillage of the cities such as Sigtuna on Lake Mälaren. The first building at Stockholm was a fortification for the purpose of controlling the traffic between the Baltic Sea and Mälaren. Under the leadership of Magnus Ladulås Stockholm developed into an important trade city in the following decades, advanced through relations with Lübeck of the Hansa league. In 1270 Stockholm appears in historical documents as a city and in 1289 it was described as the most populated city in the Swedish region.