Talk:Baltic Sea cruiseferries

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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)

Picture talk[edit]

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)

List of ...[edit]

Principal Baltic cruise-ferries[edit]

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.

Ship GT Route Line Roundtrip Notes
Large ferries
M/S Superfast VII 30,285 Rostock—Helsinki—Tallinn Tallink 72-hour Two nights north, one night south
M/S Superfast VIII 30,285
M/S Superfast IX 30,285
M/S Silja Serenade 58,376 Stockholm—Åland—Helsinki Silja Line 48-hour Overnight, return next night
M/S Silja Symphony 58,377
M/S Gabriella 35,492 Viking 48-hour
M/S Mariella 37,860
M/S Romantika 39,864 Stockholm—Åland—Tallinn Tallink 48-hour
M/S Victoria 40,975
M/S Silja Europa 59,914 Turku—Åland—Stockholm Silja Line 24-hour Overnight, daytime return
M/S Isabella 35,154 Viking
M/S Silja Festival 33,818 Stockholm—Åland—Turku Silja Line
M/S Amorella 34,384 Viking
Large ferries on short routes
M/S Cinderella 46,398 Stockholm—Åland Viking 24-hour Moored overnight in Mariehamn.
M/S Galaxy 48,915 Tallinn—Helsinki Tallink 24-hour Moored overnight in Tallinn.
M/S Star 33,000 Tallinn—Helsinki Tallink twice daily Moored overnight in Helsinki
M/S Rosella 16,850 Helsinki—Tallinn Viking Moored overnight in Tallinn
Smaller ferries
M/S Regina Baltica 13,878 Stockholm—Riga Tallink 48-hour Overnight, return next night
M/S Vana Tallinn 10,002
M/S Ålandsfärjan 6,336 Mariehamn—Kappelskä Viking 2-3 daily Local transport
HSC SuperSeaCat Three 4,465 Tallinn—Helsinki SuperSeaCat 1-2 daily Premium commuter services
HSC SuperSeaCat Four 4,465
fi:HSC Nordic Jet 2,273 fi:Nordic Jet Line 3 daily
fi:HSC Baltic Jet 2,273


Sladen 18:22, 2 December 2007 (UTC)

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)