The Estonian ferry company will prolong sailings across the Helsinki-Riga and Tallinn-Turku routes till January and March 2021, respectively.
The extended autumn season for the Helsinki-Riga service, operated with the use of Silja Serenade, will start on 30 August, offering three departures/week till the last sailing from Riga on 9 January next year.
Sailings from Turku to Tallinn will depart weekly on Fridays on-board Baltic Queen, with additional three departures over the autumn school break and departures every other day from 21 December to 10 January 2021. The autumn season's first sailing from Turku will take place on 28 August and the departures are planned until the end of March 2021.
"We are very pleased indeed that both these summer direct sailings have proven to be really popular and have received so much positive feedback from our customers. Turku and the people of Turku area have been waiting and requesting for this direct route to Tallinn for a very long time. Helsinki-Riga direct sailing on one of our most spectacular vessels Silja Serenade offers an opportunity to explore Riga for a day or plan a longer holiday in Latvia which is a fairly new destination for many of our customers," Paavo Nõgene, CEO, Tallink Grupp, highlighted.
He added, "Under the current situation the tourism sector is facing, we wish to remain flexible and offer our customers safe travel opportunities and exciting destinations closer to home to explore, enjoy a leisurely sea voyage on the beautiful Baltic Sea, and to Estonia and Latvia an opportunity to recover from current tourism crisis."
Photo: Marko Stampehl/Tallink & Silja Line