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Birka Cruises goes to the grave

Birka Cruises ends cruise lets the shipping company announce today. After 49 years on the Baltic Sea, Sweden's only purely cruise company Birka Cruises ceases operations in the wake of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Since 1971, Birka Cruises has been cruising the Baltic Sea and challenging the industry with innovative news such as the world's first purely ski cruise and…
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Viking Line in summer; archipelago cruises and more Visor trips

Viking Lines Åland Cruiser Viking Cinderella has been silent for months during the covid-19 pandemic. But now the shipping company can launch a brand new cruise concept with the archipelago in the center, while expanding the summer's popular Visby tours. For the safety of travelers, Viking Line has adopted an industry-wide standard on corona measures, and as the first shipping company in the world to receive…
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Viking Line first in the world with covid-19 verification

Viking Line is the first shipping company in the world to be verified by the classification society Det Norske Veritas Germanischer Lloyd (DNV GL) according to the My Care method. The certificate, which applies to all seven vessels of the fleet and the operations in six terminals (Sweden, Åland, Finland and Estonia), confirms Viking Line's ability to manage and prevent infection risks including covid-19.…
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News of the summer with Viking Line - safety and departures

An hour ago, Viking Line held a digital press conference to present a series of news about the summer like this in current corona times. Of course, Seafun was connected and here is a summary. First the most important news! The post will be updated during the day with more information and answers to your questions. New security standard Viking…
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Tallink Silja releases more cruises in great demand

The message that Tallink Silja is redirecting the flagship Silja Symphony to the Stockholm-Visby route during the summer received an overwhelming reception. The reason for the new route was the existing travel restrictions to Finland. Now the shipping company has decided to put in additional departures to meet demand. Since interest has also been great from Gotland,…
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Again possible to cruise with Viking Line today

Viking Grace in the foreground and Amorella behind. Photo: Viking Line. Starting Saturday morning it is possible to start day cruising again with Viking Line. It is the Viking Grace ship that again takes passengers out to sea. This somewhat special day cruise, which involves a change of ship, departs from Stockholm and…
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Silja Line's answer to Hemester: Visby cruises

Photo: Gotland tourism. Demand for travel and experiences in the local area, so-called hemester, has increased significantly as a result of the Corona pandemic and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' travel advice. This is what Tallink Silja is now taking on and is starting to offer cruises between Stockholm and Visby with their flagship Silja Symphony in July. Because of the…
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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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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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