"travel on Baltic Princess"
Reviewed 01 October 2014 by Eva-maria
Clean cabin, plenty of restaurants on board, helpful personnel, good tax free shop with a good selection of alcohol and sweets. The pub had a good musical entertainment, the selection of beers from tap could have been better. From Finnish beers Karhu would have been nice, another Swedish or Estonian beer would be good. If it is meant to be an Irish pub, some Irish beer would have been great (just noticed the musician was Irish). Unfortunately it was noisy in the cabin until late at night, due to the noise levels in the game hall underneath. I did not try any of the catering on board due to my low budget.
'Eva-maria' travelled Turku Stockholm with Tallink Silja on Baltic Princess
Reviewed 06 September 2014 by Anonymous
Very nice trip across the islands. Enjoyed it.
'Anonymous' travelled Turku Stockholm with Viking Line on Amorella
Reviewed 01 September 2014 by Kate
really enjoyed it thanks - was surprised how much entertainment there was on board!
'Kate' travelled Turku Stockholm with Tallink Silja on Baltic Princess
Reviewed 31 August 2014 by Stephen
My wife, daughter and I recently traveled on the M/S Galaxy from Turku to Stockholm. What a stunning journey. The first three hours or so as the ship travels through the Aland Archipelago is spectacular, not only scenery wise but navigation-wise, highlighting the skills of the captain and his crew. Likewise, the interesting trip into Mariehamn, closely followed up the channel into port by Galaxy's sister ship Baltic Princess is an interesting sidelight. Then the entry into Stockholm. Stunning. We occupied a four-berth outside cabin which afforded us privacy and relaxation and was an excellent means of travel. We live in Sydney, Australia and always marvel at the beauty and expanse of Sydney Harbour but the experience of Stockholm Harbour is just as spectacular.
'Stephen' travelled Turku Stockholm with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
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|Helsinki - Stockholm with Tallink Silja - 7 Sailings Weekly / 17 hour 30 minute crossing|
|Helsinki - Stockholm with Viking Line - 7 Sailings Weekly / 16 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Naantali - Kapellskar with Finnlines - 3 Sailings Daily / 6 hour 45 minute crossing|
|Vaasa - Umea with Wasaline - 8 Sailings Weekly / 4 hour crossing|
Turku is the oldest city and the first capital of the whole country. Today it is the capital of its region, the Southwest Finland. The name originates from a Slavic word "torg" - meaning a market place. The Swedish name for the town is Åbo - referring to the first settlers by the river, "å". Turku was born along the river Aura and it is one of the best attractions of the town. During the past centuries it has met with wars and invasions, fires, pests and other calamities. After the Great fire that destroyed nearly the whole city centre in 1827, it emerged from the ashes with renewed vigour. The zcars architect C.L. Engel gave the town a new townplan and some stately buildings. Turku has a lively and versatile cultural life: several theatres, a city philharmonic orchestra, chamber music, jazz & rock etc. The Turku Music Festival and rockfestival Ruisrock are among the oldest in Finland and even in whole Scandinavia.
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.