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Silja Symphony

Operated by Tallink Silja on the Helsinki Mariehamn, Helsinki Stockholm & Mariehamn Stockholm routes

The Silja brand is synonymous with luxury travel and with her superb facilities the Silja Symphony does not disappoint. Walk along the Promenade, the heart of the ship, and experience the atmosphere of a central European pedestrian street. Pop into shops, enjoy delicious tapas, take a minute to watch the entertainment and then retire to a wine bar for a drink.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There’s a huge choice of cabins onboard the Silja Symphony ranging from standard inside cabins with bunk beds to luxury suites. All cabins are en-suite, air conditioned and contain a wardrobe, hair dryer, radio and telephone.

Onboard Food and Drink

In the restaurants onboard the Silja Symphony you’ll find delicious dishes to suit all tastes. Head to the Grande Buffet, which offers a wide variety of both food and drinks, or try out the brand new Sushi & Co restaurant, which is open from breakfast to dinner. There is also the brand new Tavoláta Ristorante, which offers traditional Italian cuisine, or the classic Happy Lobster which is renowned for its array of seafood. There’s also the new Grill House, which is known for its wonderful meat selection, or the Bon Vivant restaurant, which was recently renovated and given a whole new look, and offers the perfect wines to pair with every meal.

Head to Promenade Bar for a relaxing drink with friends or Keulabaari is ideal for sipping a glass of bubbly while enjoying the fabulous views. For a taste of England in the Baltic try the Old Port Pub - an authentic English pub specialising in beer, cider and whisky.

The New York Club & Lounge is somewhere to enjoy your favourite cocktails and listen to live piano music (starts the moment the ship departs). You could also head to the brand new Starlight Nightclub, which has an amazing bar, and hosts a wide variety of international performers, or try your luck at the onboard Casino.

Onboard Shopping

If you like to shop then you’ll be in heaven on the shopping promenade of the Silja Symphony. Shops include Silja Tax Free for spirits, wines, beer, cigarettes, sweets and food; Silja Perfumes offers the best-known quality brands in perfumes, cosmetics and skin-care; the Fashion shop on the Promenade specialises in accessories for men and women and the Deco shop offers a range of beautiful home necessities and gifts. In the newly renovated Bon Vivant wine shop there is a larger than ever selection of vintage wines and an onboard wine specialist, and in the brand new Kids & Toys store, your little ones can buy from a range of toys, as well as a selection of high quality clothing.

Additional Onboard Facilities

If you’ve had enough of the good food and shopping then why not head over to the Spa? The tropical atmosphere in Sunflower oasis is relaxing for the whole family. Simply enjoy and relax in the bubbles of the Jacuzzi or try the sauna. Silja Symphony Bellamare & Wellbeing department offers a range of cosmetic treatments too.

The information desk handles currency exchange and matters relating to your cabin as well as selling sightseeing and public transport tickets. There is also a mail box located on deck 7.

Travelling with Children

In Silja Land, the children’s playroom on the Promenade there are all kinds of fun activities from a ball pool to games, drawing material and toys.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Silja Symphony guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Silja Symphony Reviews

4.2
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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Catering:3.9
  • Punctuality:4.7
  • Cleanliness:4.2
  • "Fun new experience "

    This was the longest boat trip on the biggest ship we have ever taken so were not sure what to expect. Booking was easy online from the UK, check in was quick and we were welcomed aboard and directed to our cabin. We did not book evening meal, but there were several other restaurants and cafes to choose from. The buffet breakfast which we did book was great - loads of choice, plenty of food and tea/coffee brought to the table. Our cabin (cheapest option) was below the car decks, so when the boat stopped briefly mid-cruise we heard the engines, but it was comfortable, clean, temperate and well-provisioned (sockets, lamps, towels, hairdryer, shower gel). We did not feel any rocking of the ship. Beds were comfy and the shower excellent. There were many lifts all in good working order. Inside seating areas were a bit limited unless you were in a bar or restaurant. There was a play area on the deck also with games for older children & even a spa bar with jacuzzis (at extra cost) . If you take your dog there is a toilet area for them on deck. Even though the ship was pretty full, it was never too crowded in any area. There are duty free shops on board. We were impressed!

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Really good traveling with you"

    Excellent service,professional friendly personal,comfortable restaurant,bar and bed. Beautiful spa service. Very nice view and really quiet traveling. The best bent music.

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    Reviewed by Grigor who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "An enjoyable "mini-cruise""

    We enjoyed a return trip Helsinki-Stockholm on the Silja Symphony. Our 2-berth cabin was comfortable and very clean. The choice of bars, cafes and restaurants was good. We had well-prepared and good quality dinners in The Happy Lobster and in Mondo and the wine choices were good. Overall the crossing in each direction was very good, thank you to the crew.

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    Reviewed by Frances who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • " Broken glass in bed!"

    Our trip was OK except my daughter woke up bleeding from her back and arm as there were some pieces of broken glass in her freshly made bunk bed.

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    Reviewed by Peter who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Great staff! Clean beds! Great facilities!"

    Nice staff. Good free WiFi. Good entertainment and music!! Well worth it!! AAAAA+++++

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    Reviewed by Henry who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Good Trip"

    Very good transportation from Helsinki to Stockholm. Relax, comfortable and good price. So enjoy shopping on the ship.

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    Reviewed by Pandora who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Good value, decent cabin."

    Booked a cheap crossing between Stockholm and Helsinki and down on level two but really nice cabin, bunks for two, comfortable and roomy. En-suite shower room and toilet. Small sitting area. Great deals in the duty free shops and very enjoyable free show. Nice cocktails in the bar with great views.

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    Reviewed by Nicola who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Going home"

    After the holidays we had to go home again. We chose to go by car so a crossing on a ferryboat was inevitable. We boarded in Helsinki on the Silja Symphony. A huge boat. Because the crossing took 17 hours we hooked a cabin to sleep as well. Although below the cardeck the noise was not to bad. The Beds were great and a privat bathroom made it even better. I can recommend this to anyone.

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    Reviewed by Frank and Bridget who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Overnight from Helsinki to Stockholm"

    Larger cabin than we expected, comfortable beds, decent sized shower. Food was excellent - we will definitely do this again!

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    Reviewed by Linda who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "worked great for us"

    For a family of six with small children, the ferry was a great fit. Buffet prices were very high, but the duty-free store was very reasonable. We got by on snacks because we had dinner before departure from Helsinki. The experience, overall, was great for us. The family cabin, with foldout sofa and fold down bunks worked great. The kids enjoyed the onboard entertainment and a stroll around the top deck. I would recommend the ferry to anyone making a trip around the Baltic instead of a cruise liner experience.

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    Reviewed by Michael who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Great trip"

    I sailed from Stockholm to Helsinki last week. We were very lucky with the weather which was hot and sunny. Our cabin was small for 3 but the beds were comfortable and the shower was hot and plentiful. We opted for the buffet dinner which was amazing- so much choice and with wine included, really good value. The shops on board were cheaper than shore prices so stock up while on board. Highly recommended.

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    Reviewed by Christine who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "A great trip!"

    We were pleasantly surprised by the range of facilities and level of comfort, especially compared with our last trip several years ago. We would recommend the ship to anyone.

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    Reviewed by Jean who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Stockholm to Helsinki"

    Large spacious, more like a cruise ship than a ferry with a large top to bottom atrium along the central space with shops and entertainment. Room was small was totally comfortable and well appointed.

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    Reviewed by Susan who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Party Ferry"

    Excellent overnight trip. The ship has all sorts of facilities, too many to use on a one night journey. We had the cheap tickets it seems so were down on the bottom deck with all the young people taking advantage of the duty free booze. It was great to see them having such a good time. Wish I knew about this ferry 20 years ago.

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    Reviewed by James who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "crossing = mini cruise"

    great trip, good services and restaurants. Big and clean cabin

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  • "Silja Serenade/ Symphony"

    A very pleasent trip on Silja Serenade and Silja Symphonie! Entertainment, shopping and food. Pleased with everything!

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Pleasant crossing"

    We thought it a well-organized trip with the camper. A standard class cabin was booked and it looked amazing. Everything in there was aanwezig. Next time we will opt for a cabin on an upper deck (for a better feeling). We couldn’t believe how beautiful everything was; shops, different bars, variety of food, tax-free shopping (unprofitable for Dutch passangiers), Karaoke, performances, casino etc. The staff was friendly and helpful, the ship left and arrived on time and we sailed for at least 3 hours along the islands before we reached the open sea; Amazing!! After all that, we enjoyed a quiet evening/night in our cabin.

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    Reviewed by J.A.M.Kouwenhoven who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "St.Hel."

    Det was very good.

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  • "happy trip"

    happy trip with a lot of entertainment

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    Reviewed by Ezio who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Best Ferry Crossing ever"

    This was not just a ferry crossing, this was a cruise crossing with every available service on board. Luxury after some of the ferry crossings that we have done across from England to Holland, Bari to Dubrovnik (horrendous) Kristiansand to Hirtshals, Dublin to Holyhead etc so we have experienced a few. Would definately recommend this one. Only thing is book well in advance so you don't get below the car deck - makes an awful noise when docking.

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    Reviewed by Maurice who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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