MS Romantika

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Romantika Helsinki.jpg
MS Romantika in Helsinki, February 2006.
History
Name: MS Romantika
Owner: Tallink
Operator: Tallink
Port of registry:
Route: Riga–Stockholm
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:
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class and 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, Estonian and Lithuanian "Romantika" means "Romance" in English) is a cruiseferry operated by the Estonian ferry company Tallink on a route connecting Stockholm, Sweden to Tallinn, Estonia. 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.[2] Simultaneously with this she was changed from Estonian to Latvian registry. When the MS Silja Europa was chartered out from Tallink service in August 2014, the Romantika returned to the Tallinn–Mariehamn–Stockholm route.[1] In December 2016 Tallink will reorganize the routes of their ferries and Romantika will again be transferred to the Stockholm - Riga route from December 12th.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Asklander, Micke. "M/S Romantika (2002)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-05-13. 
  2. ^ "Tallink company presentation" (PDF). Tallink. Tallink. 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Tallink company Romantika presentation". Tallink. Tallink. 

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