Tallink Grupp’s vessel Silja Europa to remain suspended from Tallinn-Helsinki route

Tallink Grupp has announced that its Tallinn-Helsinki route cruise vessel Silja Europa will remain suspended from the route until 1 April 2022.

Tallink Grupp’s vessel Silja Europa to remain suspended from Tallinn-Helsinki route
Photo: Tallink Grupp

During the suspension the vessel will undergo technical repairs before returning to the route and the company’s management has also decided to bring forward the vessel’s technical dry-docking, originally planned for 2023, to carry out all the necessary and planned works at once and avoid the vessel being off the route in 2023. 

The vessel was originally due to return to the Tallinn-Helsinki route during the February school holidays for one week and thereafter to the regular route and schedule in March. The shows and star artists planned for the vessel during the February school holidays and in March will now be postponed to later this spring. 

Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp said:

"The low season and lower passenger numbers due to the continuing Omicron spread are currently enabling us to progress with and bring forward as many technical works as possible on many of our ships, which means that when travelling does recover and passenger numbers start going up again, we won’t have to make these suspension decisions and our ships will be in their best condition to sail without interruptions.“

"We sincerely apologise to all passengers whose travel plans this decision affects and we will be in touch with them to help make alternative plans and find the best solutions. We really hope that we are nearing the end of the rollercoaster ride of this pandemic and the constant changes and can soon sail on calmer waters according to normal schedules and routes once again."