Reviewed 02 October 2014 by Anonymous
I booked a return ticket between Tallin and Helsinki. Although the trip and service were over standard, I must point out the impossiblity of checking in (actually, getting my 'boarding pass' as I booked the trip through the internet) in advance. I visited the port premises the evening before the trip in order to sort this out, just to be told that I could only get my real ticket one hour before the boarding. As it was the 7.30am service, I should be checking in before 6.30. Luckily, Tallin bus service runs very early in the morning and I could make it. I think, however, that it would be very convenient to be able to check in during the previous afternoon for early morning services.
'Anonymous' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Tallink Silja on Tallink Superstar
"Relaxed and Value Crossing - 9/9/14"
Reviewed 19 September 2014 by Sandi
My friend and I had spent a few days in Tallinn and had decided to move onto Helsinki. I was pleasantly surprised at the cost of the crossing 42.80euros (approximately £32.50)for both of us. We crossed on the 12.30 crossing as foot passengers there were quite a lot of us, far more than you would generally find on Cross Channel crossings. The Finlandia is a large ship and was not that that busy because of the time of day, midweek and September, so it made it very pleasant indeed. I would suggest you eat in the Buffet excellent value at 21.50euros, all you can eat (excellent choice of hot and cold food) soft drinks, beer, and wine on tap. From entrees to puddings and even chocolates and fresh fruit. The staff are friendly and helpful and all speak English (everywhere) We didn't use them but there is entertainment onboard and even saw a magician in one of the many bars. All in all an excellent crossing mind you it was helped greatly in that the Baltic was flat calm.
'Sandi ' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Eckerö Line on Finlandia
"Easy to book, relaxing to use, and efficiently managed."
Reviewed 17 September 2014 by Roger
A perfect trip from booking to arrival, in both directions.
'Roger' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star
Reviewed 13 September 2014 by Graeme
Good value crossing. Clean ship with good facilities. Left promptly and arrived on time. Thoroughly satisfied.
'Graeme' travelled Tallinn Helsinki with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star
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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.