Return of renewed cruise ferry Silja Europa

Tallink returns Silja Europa to Tallinn-Helsinki line
The completely renewed cruise ferry Silja Europa returns to scheduled traffic on the busy Helsinki-Tallinn line this week. The renovations, which lasted several months, updated most of the passenger areas.
The passenger areas of the ship, which is owned by Estonia’s Tallink, had to be changed from a “floatel” to those of a beautiful passenger ship again, said sales and marketing director Margus Hunt. The cabins of the ship, which was operating as a floatel in Australia last year, were equipped with new beds and TVs.
General Director Lembit Kitter added: “We were aware of the large interest of our passengers towards the potential return of Silja Europa to Baltic Sea operations, but were still positively surprised about the large-scale support and approval of her coming back to the Helsinki-Tallinn route.”
The biggest reconstruction was done to the seventh and eighth decks, where the shops, restaurants and bars are situated. The Tax Free Superstore and perfume shop both have a totally new look, which required taking down some walls.
A full makeover was made to the self-service restaurant Fast Lane and an earlier eatery was turned into Italian restaurant Tavolata, a brand already seen on other Silja-branded vessels.
Silja Europa was built in Germany in 1993. She is one of the world’s biggest ro-ro ships by number of cabins with a length of 202 metres and passenger capacity of over 3,000 people in six cabin classes.
TTG Nordic