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I have heard that the Baltic Sea cruiseferries are the biggest compared to their travel distance in the entire world. Atlantic cruiseferries are bigger but they travel a much longer distance. Can someone verify this claim? JIP | Talk 19:19, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
Atlantic cruiseferries as in reference to which ships? To the best of my knowledge there are no cruiseferries doing transatlantic voyages, and most cruiseferries in traffic along either shore of the Atlantic are mostly older generation cruiseferries originally built for the Baltic Sea trade. - Kjet 20:39, 18 April 2007 (UTC)
I'm for one going to ask before swapping pictures in the article... How about using this or this picture instead of the current one, as the current one (still) is already featured in the Silja Symphony article, plus I think those two illustrate even better how narrow the Kustaanmiekka strait actually is. - Kjet 10:09, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
Swapped images. Chose the the Symphony image. It really shows how large the ship is. Too bad it is not in a higher resolution; it would be nice to see the people on the upper deck in detail. The M/S Mariella image is in ways even better, but it does not have the crowd of people waving on the Suomenlinna side. Besides it is already used three times, including the Kustaanmiekka article (redirect). -- Petri Krohn 11:51, 19 April 2007 (UTC)
Those carrying passengers and operating nearly year-round. This is a simplification and generalisation covering the main route that each ship operates on as of 2007. Routes and lines will have variations at weekends, during major sporting events and owing to the seasonal demands of late-Autumn, Christmas and peak summer. High-speed vessels have limitations preventing their operation during the icy winter.
A very good idea, but a few pointers: 1) as this an article on Baltic Sea cruiseferries, Ålandfärjan, the SuperSeaCats nor Nordic Jet vessels wouldn't belong there. Or if those are included so should be Eckerö Line's vessels (Nordlandia should be in anyway), RG Line vessels, Georg Ots, Destination Gotland vessels and probably a bunch of others I'm forgetting right now. 2) Star is a thrice-daily service. 3) Stena Line, TT-Line and Polferries also operate cruiseferries on the Baltic. DFDS Seaways and Color Line operate cruiseferries on routes that are partially within the Baltic. 4) The separation into "large ferries" and "large ferries on short routes" seems a bit odd. Personally I'd put them all in the same list, and if further subsectioning is needed I'd go with breking them down based on the traffic area. -- Kjet 22:51, 2 December 2007 (UTC)
Also notice that some tonnages are in Gross Register Tons (GRT) and some in Gross Tons (GT), which aren't interchangable. The most notable difference is Regina Baltica - although she's only 13,878 GRT, she's actually larger than Rosella due to the way GRT are calculated. -- Kjet 23:05, 2 December 2007 (UTC)