More than 3 000 pas­sen­gers go on Tallink's Fin­land-Latvia test cruise

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Es­to­nian ship­ping com­pany Tallink has per­formed its test cruise in the route Helsinki-Riga-Helsinki, which has had over 3 000 pas­sen­gers.

Es­to­nian public broad­caster ERR re­ports that the first test run of a Helsinki-Riga cruise route, served by the cruise ferry MS Silja Europa, de­parted from Helsinki on Sun­day evening and re­turned to Fin­land on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

Ac­cord­ing to Tallink Silja spokesper­son Marika Nöjd as quoted by Fin­nish news­pa­per Il­tale­hti and ERR the ship has a ca­pac­ity of 3,300 pas­sen­gers and that all cab­ins were sold out.

BNN re­ported pre­vi­ously that the Es­to­nian ferry and cruise com­pany Tallink was test­ing this week the in­ter­est of pas­sen­gers to take a cruise trip from Helsinki to Riga.

Speaking about the prospects to main­tain the Helsinki-Riga route, Tallink Grupp’s sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor, Mar­gus Hunt, has said: «We also be­lieve that there is no mar­ket for a per­ma­nent route. It has to be taken into ac­count that the trip doesn’t al­low for pas­sen­gers to un­load their cars in Riga, ba­si­cally pas­sen­gers are able to park their cars on the ship for con­ve­nience».


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