"Highlight for High School Choir"
Reviewed 16 July 2014 by Judith
Our recent 2 week tour to Europe began with a trip from Stockholm to Tallinn on the Baltic Queen and was a definite highlight for the students. A chance to recover from the international flight with a good night's rest, fun and entertainment as well as outstanding buffet meals gave us excellent value for money as well as a memorable and fun trip. Fantastic!
'Judith' travelled Stockholm Tallinn with Tallink Silja on Baltic Queen
"A great trip"
Reviewed 31 May 2014 by Blaine
I did enjoy the trip. Your ship the food and the staff were great. I did send an email to you the day after we left the ship enquiring if someone might have found my lost MasterCard. I might have left it in the Piazza restaurant. Please let me know one way or the other.
'Blaine' travelled Stockholm Tallinn with Tallink Silja on Victoria I
"Good experience overall"
Reviewed 29 May 2014 by Nicholas Etheridge
The ship was more a mass-travel cruise ship than a ferry, with all that that implies. Cabin was fine. Terrible crush of people during disembarkation-noone heeded the advisory not to proceed to the 5th deck until the gangplank was in place. Main complaint was the ridiculously early closing of the buffet cafeteria-I had 15 mins to eat! Staff were courteous and helpful.
'Nicholas Etheridge' travelled Stockholm Tallinn with Tallink Silja on Baltic Queen
"Our recent Baltic Queen trip..."
Reviewed 26 May 2014 by Laura
We recently took the Baltic Queen from Stockholm to Tallinn. It was a wonderful way to transit between the 2 cities. The crew was terrific and the accommodations clean and well sized.
'Laura' travelled Stockholm Tallinn with Tallink Silja on Baltic Queen
|Kapellskar - Paldiski with DFDS Lisco - 9 Sailings Weekly / 9 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Karlshamn - Klaipeda with DFDS Lisco - 7 Sailings Weekly / 12 hour crossing|
|Nynashamn - Ventspils with Stena Line - 6 Sailings Weekly / 10 hour crossing|
|Stockholm - Riga with Tallink Silja - 7 Sailings Weekly / 17 hour crossing|
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.
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.