"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
"A good Choice"
Reviewed 07 July 2014 by Anonymous
Good Selektion of facilities. Punctusl departures and arrivals. Food slightly expensive but good Choice available.
'Anonymous' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Viking Line on Viking Xprs
"Eckero Line, Finlandia"
Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Aideen
We had a delightful mini cruise from Tallinn to Helsinki on a single journey, booked through directferries.com. The cost for 4 adults was €98.40 for 2.5 hours, very good value. We had a sunshine day and stayed on the open top deck. Food and a full bar were available together with a guitarist playing live music, which made it rather special for a 'birthday boy' in our company!
'Aideen' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Eckerö Line on Finlandia
"Short and sweet"
Reviewed 25 June 2014 by John Michael
Easy checkin and comfortable seating for this short trip. Staff at ticket counter was very helpful.
'John Michael' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Tallink Silja on Tallink Superstar
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.