"MS Galaxy - Turku to Stockholm on Friday 15 August 2014."
Reviewed 22 August 2014 by Stephen Halgren
My family of three shared a cabin (with view)for the above journey. You have certainly been blessed by nature as the trip out of Turku through the archapelago and similarly into Stockholm must rank as one of the most spectacular sea journeys in the world. Absolutely beautiful. The ship was very comfortable and the onboard staff excellent and helpful. Thanks to the captain and his crew for a safe and most interesting journey. I am in awe of the crew's seamanship in manoeuvring the ship in the channel at Mariehamn.
'Stephen Halgren' travelled Turku Stockholm with Tallink Silja on Baltic Princess
"Trip too short!"
Reviewed 02 August 2014 by Rochelle
The Viking Line is an incredibly beautiful ship! I only wish the trip from Turku to Stockholm had taken longer so I didn't have an early start and could have enjoyed more the ship!! The room was exquisite!! Very modern. Excellent price. Brilliant atmosphere. My only slight grumble is with the wifi that I couldn't connect to as the server was loaded (I was told). That is very minor though, I wish I could have spent much more time on the ship!!
'Rochelle' travelled Turku Stockholm with Viking Line on Viking Grace
Reviewed 01 August 2014 by Joseph
We had a wonderful trip with Viking Line. Loading was quickly and efficiently done and the staff was pleasant and helpful. Two things that need to be looked so I hope Viking reads these reviews as I can't find any other way to contact anyone. Most ferries require you show up an hour early. Why does Viking require that we wait two hours in the hot sun? And if there is a good reason, recognize that if you are on a motorcycle, you don't have shade. Position us in the shade. And secondly, on both Viking Line ferries, which we arranged through booking.com, we reserved slots for a motorcycle. It has motorcycle on our booking.com print out which we brought with us. Somehow Viking was expecting a car. Perhaps a fault in the system between booking.com and Viking? It didn't matter on this trip, but I've been on ferries where they were maxed out on motorcycle slots... Even with these two items, both our experiences on Viking was excellent!
'Joseph' travelled Turku Stockholm with Viking Line on Viking Grace
Reviewed 24 July 2014 by Annabelle
What a beautiful experience we had on this well-run, gracious and comfortable ship!
'Annabelle' travelled Turku Stockholm with Viking Line on Viking Grace
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|Helsinki - Stockholm with Tallink Silja - 7 Sailings Weekly / 17 hour 30 minute crossing|
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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.