TALLINN – Finnish shipper Viking Line is adding more departures to the schedule of the Tallinn-Helsinki route from June 18 to August 14.
Viking Line's vessels Gabriella and Amorella, which service the Helsinki-Stockholm route, will make a round trip from Helsinki to Tallinn every day during the summer, Viking Line said. Viking XPRS will run three times on the Tallinn-Helsinki-Tallinn route on Fridays and twice on other days.
According to Philip Sjostrand, head of sales at Viking Line, tourism to Helsinki, Tallinn and Stockholm declined during the COVID-19 pandemic, while the popularity of the Aland Islands as a destination soared. "At present, the popularity of the Aland Islands seems to be continuing and travel to Sweden is recovering rapidly. Many car trips and regular trips to Sweden have been booked this summer," Sjostrand said in a press release.
Despite inflation, people are currently ready to spend more, he added. "Passengers want the cruise to include a luxurious element, such as booking spa treatments or choosing first-class alternatives to a regular breakfast. Customers are also spending more money in restaurants and tax-free shops than before," he added.