Tallink Silja Line operates the Tallinn-Stockholm route again
Baltic Queen returns to launch with sailings from Tallinn to Stockholm every other day
In addition to the first official departure for the public on Friday, July 09, the shipping company will also hold a special departure on July 07. Partners and employees of Tallink Silja have the opportunity to be the first back to route to wake up the “Baltic Queen to a long nap and finally offer the best experience to Baltic Sea again.”
Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Group, commented on the reopening of the route:
“When on March 14, 2020, for the first time to decades, we had to temporarily pause the Tallinn-Stockholm ferry route, which forms the important maritime link between our two capitals, we never imagined that it would take more than a year and a half to offer sailings again.”
“We did what we could during this time to help passengers with passenger cars travel to Sweden on our cargo ships on to route of Paldiski-Kapellskär temporarily operated a Tallinn-Stockholm-Riga triangle route with our ferry Victoria I and offered customers the opportunity to travel via Finland to travel to Sweden whenever it was possible. But nothing has been as good as a direct ferry connection, so I am very pleased that the improvement in the pandemic situation and the progress in vaccinations have now reached a point where quarantine-free* travel between Estonia and Sweden will become a reality from July 1. Finally, we can meet the high demand and resume service to this important route.”
“As restrictions are slowly being eased and we want to see how the pandemic situation develops in the coming months, we are gradually to operations, initially offering departures from Tallinn and Stockholm every other day with a ship to route. Our ships continue to provide ample opportunities to comply with spacing rules on board, and we will continue extremely stringent hygiene and disinfection procedures on board.”
“At the same time, we are preparing to offer our customers the best gastronomy, entertainment, relaxation and unforgettable moments to Baltic Sea, as always, to extremely challenging winter and spring. In the last few months we have received almost daily requests from our customers asking us from both destinations when they can travel to Stockholm or Tallinn again. I am pleased to announce that this time has now come and you are all welcome aboard the Baltic Queen.”
Baltic Queen timetable from July 9, 2021:
- Departure from Tallinn: 18:00
- Arrival in Stockholm: 10:30
- Departure from Stockholm: 17:30
- Arrival in Tallinn: 10:15
Ticket sales for the Tallinn-Stockholm route will open during the Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
With the reopening of the line, people working in Scandinavia will still have the option of “driving” to work. For the time being, Tallink Silja will continue to carry passengers with vehicles aboard its cargo ships Sailor and Regal Star, which operate between Paldiski and Kapellskär.
Before booking your trip, please make sure that you are authorized to enter the country at your destination port and that you have all the necessary documents to enter the country. Each passenger is required to ensure that they are aware of the requirements and have reviewed the quarantine requirements prior to travel.