"Ferry Tallinn to Helsinki Eckerö Line."
Reviewed 23 July 2014 by John Reddell
Ship was Finlandia: great trip. I would also recommend using the Lounge. It costs an extra €20 but you get lunch, which was excellent. Also convenient toilets, and peace and quiet. Friendly and efficient crew, particularly the purser (I think) who gave us very useful information about Helsinki and Turku.
'John Reddell' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Eckerö Line on Finlandia
Reviewed 17 July 2014 by Jean
Very good buffet on the way back to Tallinn. Excellent food with lots of vegetarian options.
'Jean' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star
"Rock-a-Billy Ferry Tallinn to Helsinki."
Reviewed 17 July 2014 by Laurence H
I had a very enjoyable trip with the Viking line. Whilst everyone was being herded like cattle towards the ferry, myself and my new found friend of the day waited till everyone was on board. We discussed this phenomenon and decided some of them even looked like cattle. Once everyone had passed us and onto the ferry, my new friend and I decided it was time to get on too. Once on board we headed to one of the numerous bards/restaurants. Once there we took it in turns buying each other beer and cider. After a while we both went our separate ways, me on deck to have a smoke and he to the duty free shop with the promise to meet up at the stern for the Rock-a-Billy band. The band were good and the gin and tonics were sweet, enjoyed all the more because we were sitting in the sunshine. The time slipped by and as if it were just minutes, we were in Helsinki. It was an enjoyable trip and I found the staff to be efficient and helpful.
'Laurence H' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Viking Line on Mariella
"It was really enjoyable"
Reviewed 13 July 2014 by Sergey
Our trip Tallinn - Helsinki - Tallinn with Eckerö Line on the Finlandia was comfortable and pleasant. Live music on three desks was a nice surprise. And many thanks to DIRECTFERRIES - the booking system works nice.
'Sergey' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Eckerö Line on Finlandia
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.
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.