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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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Blog

Day 6 at Jewel of the Seas - Abu Dhabi, an unexpected lobster and a surprise

The plans were many when we arrived in Abu Dhabi, day six on our cruise with Jewel of the Seas. Since we were traveling with the kids, perhaps the most natural thing would have been to go to one of the theme / family parks; Warner Bros, Yas Waterworld or Ferrari world. What made us hesitate was…
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News

Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony are taken out of traffic

Silja Serenade, photo: Marko Stampehl. Tallink Group has temporarily suspended traffic on the Helsinki-Stockholm route and removed the Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony vessels. This is because of the ongoing Coronavirus situation and the Finnish government's announcement that they will close Finland's borders from 19 March…
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News

Viking Line reduces traffic further

The shipping company Viking Line stops traffic on the lines Kapellskär-Mariehamn and Stockholm-Mariehamn-Helsinki until April 13, 2020. Viking Line has a close cooperation with the responsible authorities on all security-related issues, including the corona virus (covid-19). Finland now introduces emergency permit with stop for all passenger traffic to Finland which is not classified as…
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Blog

Day 4 at Jewel of the Seas - Doha and luxury dinner at Chops Grille

On the fourth day of our cruise with Jewel of the Seas, I woke up and had the opportunity to start the day with a bath, before breakfast even! It turned out to be the right decision because in the quiet adult section Solarium (indoor pool with glass roof over which can be pulled away) was it…
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Birka Cruises

Birka Cruises - overwhelmed with all the love from the customers

The cityscape at Slussen will not be the same for a while. Birka Cruises - voted for the ninth time as Sweden's best shipping company this year as well - this morning moved its only ship Birka Stockholm. The ship, usually only called Birka, then slowly floated out of the quay for its transfer to Mariehamn where…
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