TALLINN – Tomorrow, 20 May 2022, marks the 65 year-anniversary for Tallink Grupp’s Silja Line brand. The Silja Line’s anniversary year celebrations onboard company’s vessels are visible throughout the sea voyage, from the onboard gourmet’ to shopping experience.
Oy Siljavarustamo – Ab Siljarederiet shipping company was founded on 20 May 1957. Silja Line’s first passenger vessel s/s Silja started operating on the Midsummer Eve of 1957 between Turku and Stockholm. Today, Silja Line belongs to Tallink Grupp with four company’s vessels sailing under the Silja Line brand: Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony are operating on the company’s Helsinki-Stockholm route and Galaxy and Baltic Princess are operating on the company’s Turku-Stockholm route.
Commenting on the Silja Line’s 65th anniversary, Paavo Nõgene, CEO of Tallink Grupp said:
- “Tallink Grupp is proud and happy to celebrate Silja Line’s 65th anniversary and to be able to carry on the rich history and tradition that is Silja Line. I thank every Silja Line employee and every good customer throughout the decades who has given Silja Line the very reason for being there.”
Silja Line’s 65th anniversary is celebrated onboard with a special “Silja 65” menu, anniversary cake and festive Silja Special cocktail, as well as special anniversary merchandise branded with a Silja Line 65 logo, available onboard company’s vessels Silja Serenade, Silja Symphony, Galaxy, Baltic Princess and Silja Europa.
Commenting on the Silja Line 65 special menu and exclusive anniversary products available on vessels, Katre Kõvask, Head of Food and Beverage at Tallink Grupp said:
- “We are very excited to invite everyone to join us for the Silja Line’s 65th anniversary festivities onboard our vessels. We welcome everyone to experience the nicest holiday on the Baltic Sea this summer with us - why not plan your trip to Tallinn or Stockholm via Helsinki and experience the festivities first hand - we have a special Silja 65 anniversary menu and other exclusive surprises waiting for you on board.”
The foodies will be keen to sample the ”Silja 65” 3-course special menu, jointly created by the chefs from the Silja Line vessels. The menu pays tribute to the traditional cruising customs and features elements which have been strong customer favourites over the decades, such as prawn cocktail toast and fillet mignon – and, to finish off the fine meal, fresh strawberries, white chocolate and ice-cream. The special “Silja 65” menu, which is also available in vegan version, is offered on company’s vessels Silja Serenade and Silja Symphony in Tavolata restaurant; and onboard vessels Baltic Princess, Galaxy and Silja Europa in the Grill House restaurant until 4 October 2022.
The decadent “Silja 65” anniversary cake – a rich chocolate brownie with blueberries and black currants, has been created exclusively for Tallink Grupp by the Finnish Turku-based bakery MBakery. The anniversary cake is available in onboard cafés and is decorated with a white medallion bearing Silja Line 65 special logo.
Also, the onboard cocktail selection features a festive Silja Special cocktail boasts with a lovely marine blue colour which comes from Bols Blue Curacao.
Silja Line 65 special products are available on company’s vessels Silja Serenade, Silja Symphony, Galaxy, Baltic Princess and Silja Europa, and include, among other, chocolates by Fazer and Kalev, Helsinki Dry Gin Silja Line 65 gin by Helsinki Distillery and Lignell’s Café Congnac Liquer. The festive Silja Line 65 wine selection includes white wine Steininger Grüner Veltliner Ried Kittmansberg Erste Lage, rosé wine Annabel de Chateau Puybarbe, red wine Bottega Amarone della Valpolicella II Vino Degli Dei, sparkling wines Bottega Prosecco DOC Brut Accademia White and Bottega Prosecco DOC Brut Accademia Blu and champagne Boizel Brut Reserve.