As I was planning to meet Konstantin in Sweden, I took a Viking Ferry in order to get from Turku to Stockholm. I really enjoyed this Viking Cruise with the new ferry, the Viking Line.
The cruise starts at the Viking Terminal in Turku where I got my boarding card. While waiting for getting on board it’s possible to get some drinks in the bar of the terminal.
And then there was a surprise waiting for me in my cabin. Free Fazer chocolate candies in my cabin! Then it was time to explore the ship. I went to the duty-free shopping area and had some dinner aftwards. I also explored the kids area which would be a nice place for my daughter to play.
We also passed by the famous white birds’ islands between Turku and Stockholm. Those islands are occupied by birds and they are full of bird shit. As far as I remember those birds are not originally from this area but migrated there at some point.
We arrived at the harbor of Mariehamn around midnight but I don’t remember much on what happened till the next morning as I was sleeping in my cabin.
It’s a really nice experience to take a ferry from Finland to Sweden and experience the Aland Islands while having a nice dinner on board. There is also plenty of entertainment, a duty-free shop, and your kids will not get bored either.
The price of the cruise depends on the booking situation. The Viking Line tickets also get more expensive if you stay overnight in Stockholm or Turku rather than taking the evening ferry back. It’s also good to take a wind jacket or a rain jacket if you plan to stay for a longer period on deck.