MS Romantika

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Romantika Helsinki.jpg
MS Romantika in Helsinki, February 2006.
Career
Name: MS Romantika
Owner: Tallink
Operator: Tallink
Port of registry: 2002–2009: Tallinn,  Estonia
2009 onwards: Riga,  Latvia[1]
Route: Riga–Stockholm (as of 2009)[2]
Ordered: 30 August 2000[1]
Builder: Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland[1]
Yard number: 433[1]
Laid down: 23 May 2001[1]
Launched: 14 December 2001[1]
Christened: 14 December 2001[1]
Acquired: 10 May 2002[1]
In service: 21 May 2002[1]
Identification: IMO number: 9237589[1]
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class & type: Romantika-class ferry
Tonnage: 40,803 GT
4,500 t DWT
Length: 192.90 m (632 ft 10 in)
Beam: 29.00 m (95 ft 2 in)
Draught: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
Ice class: 1 A Super[citation needed]
Installed power: 4 × Wärtsilä 16V32 diesels, combined 26,240 kW (35,190 hp)
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
Capacity: 2,500 passengers
2,172 passenger berths
300 cars
1,000 lanemeters

MS Romantika (Latvian and Estonian "Romantika" means "Romance" in English) is a cruiseferry operated by the Estonian ferry company Tallink on a route connecting Stockholm, Sweden to Riga, Latvia. She was built in 2002 by Aker Finnyards, Rauma and she was the first ever newbuilding to be delivered to Tallink. Between 2002 and 2006 the Romantika was used on the Helsinki–Tallinn route, until she was replaced by the new MS Galaxy. After this she was transferred to the Tallinn–Stockholm route, sailing parallel with her sister MS Victoria I.

After the delivery of MS Baltic Queen the Romantika was transferred to the Stockholm-Riga route in May 2009.[3] Simultaneously with this she was changed from Estonian to Latvian registry.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Asklander, Micke. "M/S Romantika (2002)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Tallink's cruise ferry Romantika starts on Riga-Stockholm route". Tallink. 2008-05-08. Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  3. ^ "Tallink company presentation". Tallink. Tallink. 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Romantika (ship, 2002) at Wikimedia Commons