To you with pent up Birka suction (now that she is still at the quay)
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 nerves. Backstage echoes empty and no one offers tastings in the duty-free shop Freeport Shopping. Wine tastings on the terrace and messy baths lights with its absence, no skis are visible in the terminal and chef Glenn with team lie at home on the sofa and stare at the ceiling - with as much abstinence they probably after having to fight in the kitchen and present delicious three-course menus to the guests of the Compagniet.
No troubadour or pianist creates magic in the piano bar and neither the duck Bianka or some brave guest grabs the microphone in the lobby bar for a moment's karaoke. You who got used to that be able to book your favorite cabin now have to wait patiently and you who think that no cruise with Birka is complete without a dip in their outdoor jacuzzi have dry weeks ahead of you…
Does it feel depressed? Yes, of course it does. But this is not the end of the world and the best thing we can do to make everything go as usual again, if it ever becomes, is to help. Do not be nonchalant or selfish, do not go against the current or find that we "dare be a little daring". Absolutely wrong time for that. If everyone takes responsibility, is careful and minimizes the risks (ie staying home - not least if you do not feel completely healthy, forgoing social contacts as far as possible and washing your hands) we will reverse this faster.
A Return party without its like!
I believe in Birka when they say it warms that their guests are sending signals that they have left when we have reached the "other side" of this nightmare. And I believe we will get there. Maybe not as fast as some seem to believe or hope, but eventually.
And you know, it wouldn't surprise me if the mood will be even better. If the party atmosphere will then lift the ceiling! Because it is something we know, it is that you do not appreciate something so much as when you do not have it left. So let's remember. Pick up your best Birka memories and share with you. A picture, a couple of lines. It doesn't have to be anything remarkable.
Maybe you got off on a cruise with a bunch of friends you haven't had time to hang out with for a long time? Maybe you met new friends on board? Maybe talking and laughter led to a lighter existence or all that music made you feel at your best? Or maybe you gathered your friends for a spa and seafood trip?
The sea air, to look out at the horizon, pull a chair for a sun gleam in the lie… a massage or räkmacka or just a quiet moment in the Panorama bar overlooking the archipelago. All of us who cross KNOW that life is better at sea. 😉 And we'll be back.
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For those of you who have fanned Birka suction, I can tell you that the cruise site Seafun has over 110 posts just about Birka! You can find them either by typing "birka" in the search window in the right column of the site, selecting "Birka Stockholm" under "Ship" in the menu at the top or go to "Shipping company" and selecting "Birka Cruises". Don't forget to leave a comment here on the site - it makes us very happy! 🙂https://www.seafun.se/fartyg/birka/till-dig-med-uppdamt-birka-sug-nu-nar-hon-ligger-stilla-vid-kaj/https://www.seafun.se/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MG_7774_1.jpg?v=1584692750https://www.seafun.se/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/MG_7774_1-150x150.jpg?v=1584692750Birka CruisesBirka StockholmBaltic SeaBirch, birch cruises, birch stockholm, corona, the Baltic SeaBirka 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 nerves. Backstage echoes empty and no one offers tastings in the duty-free shop Freeport Shopping. Wine Tasting on the Terrace ...Heidi RovenHeidi Rovenheidi@cobertura.seAdministratorSeaFun