Tallink launches regular ferry route between Helsinki and Riga

   June 10, 2020 ,   Cruise Industry

Tallink Grupp announced it had started operating a temporary regular ferry route between Helsinki Finland and Riga Latvia from June 26 through August 15.

Operating on the new route will be one of the company’s and Baltic sea’s most attractive ships, Silja Serenade, which usually serves the Helsinki-Stockholm route. The route will feature frequent departures with the ferry sailing from both capital cities every other day throughout the summer months. The arrival and departure times dive travellers from both countries the chance to enjoy a leisurely cruise onboard Silja Serenade overnight and spend the day exploring the local sights at the destination.

Tallink will be offering clients travel packages to Riga, including accommodation at the group’s Tallink Hotel Riga and tickets to local attractions. 

Paavo Nogene (Tallink Grupp's CEO) said the Riga-Helsinki route was not completely new for the company as it had provided such crossings in previous years, "always with great interest from and success among our Finnish customers."

Silja Serenade ferry

Tallink Grupp is one of the major providers of cargo transport and passenger transport services in the northern part of the Baltic Sea region. It owns 14 ships and operates 7 ferry routes under the brand names of Silja Line and Tallink.

In 2019, Tallink Grupp provided services to 9.8M travellers and transported approx 380,000 freight units of goods. The shares of the company are listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange.