Author Archives: Heidi Roven

Diana

Göta Kanal sets cruises with its classic canal vessels

Photo: Göran Billeson Strömma sees no reasonable opportunity to traffic the Göta Canal this summer. The cruises with their classic canal vessels Juno, Diana and Wilhelm Tham are set. The decision is made after a period of uncertainty about the coronary-related restrictions. With a ceiling of a maximum of fifty passengers and a majority of international elderly guests are forced to…
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News

Amendment of law is considered necessary to save shipping

A technicality in the law on maritime support is likely to overturn the work done to save jobs at sea. Thousands of people risk dismissal unless politicians act quickly. In the long run, shipping, exports and even tourism are threatened, which is entirely dependent on ship traffic to Sweden. The maritime support was added to ensure Swedish…
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News

Viking Line's traffic and restrictions from May 14, 2020

Cobblestone with Amorella in the background. Press image Viking Line. As a result of the Finnish government's decision of 4 May 2020 to gradually ease some of the country's coronary restrictions, Viking Line will once again offer the necessary passenger traffic on four of its vessels from 14 May. Required traffic…
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Azamara Club Cruises

We take the temp at cruise mode - and provide a barbecue recipe!

The cruise world may seem to be standing still, but behind the scenes it is working full time. No one wants to see the shipping companies overturn, neither those who own them or their loyal guests. The other day, for example, an email came from Azamara Club Cruises stating, among other things, that they are updating their “health protocol” for…
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Birka Cruises

Birka Cruises offers live streaming concert

Now that we can't cruise and enjoy on-board entertainment, Birka has come up with an alternative. Live Streamed Concert! Photo: Heidi Rovén. The richness of the invention is total when the Corona virus advances keep both ships and passengers at berth. Tonight Birka is investing in a live streaming concert for her fans who are sitting at home and suffering ...
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Birka Cruises

Traffic situation on the Baltic Sea April 2020

The traffic situation on the Baltic Sea is strained due to the current Corona crisis. To limit the spread of the covid-19 corona virus, the Finnish government has decided to continue to keep the country's borders closed until 13 May 2020. This, of course, affects all shipping companies in the Baltic Sea. Viking Line conducts freight traffic Viking Line extends traffic stops ...
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Birka Cruises

Birka Cruises extends its traffic stop

Sweden's only purely cruise shipping company Birka Cruises announces that, due to the current situation linked to the covid-19 pandemic, it will extend its pause in cruise traffic from Stockholm until Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The reason for the shipping company's extended traffic stop is the Finnish state's decision on to extend the state of emergency in the country to…
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Activities

Day 7 at Jewel of the Seas - Sir Bani Yas, climbing wall and sauna

The fog lay tight as we woke up and went out onto our balcony. A "tender" tried to navigate despite the poor visibility. The last day of our cruise with Jewel of the Seas. Today's stop was Sir Bani Yas, a pure sun and bathing destination. We had been looking forward to a lazy day with…
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Birka Cruises

To you with pent up Birka suction (now that she is still at the quay)

Soon we will cross again, we have to believe that, right ?! Birka is located at the quay in Mariehamn. All Birka fans on land are grieving. To you with pent-up Birka suction, I just want to say this: we understand. It twitches in the dance legs and sucks in the social needs. Backstage echoes empty and no one invites…
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