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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Sailing from Stockholm to Tallinn



It's no secret that I love boats almost as much as I love sleeper trains, and Andy's mum enjoys cruising, so it was obvious that we should include a few ferry trips in our tour of the Baltic States. And, well, we call them Baltic States because they're on the Baltic, so it was even more obvious that we ought to sail across the Baltic itself. Fortunately there's a regularly scheduled service from Stockholm to Tallinn.

It's an overnight trip, so the first challenge was to find our rooms. The corridors are so long that the end disappears out of sight, and they're all identical, so we were heavily reliant on the little signs pointing towards number ranges.



We had to check in an hour or so before the ship started moving, so we went to explore. The bar-and-nightclub area felt like midnight even though it was still light outside, with gorgeous light displays and ranks of tiny cabaret-style tables. We're not really nightclub people, but it was fun to see this place empty while everyone was still settling in to their rooms.




Of course, the highlight of the trip was the journey itself. The coast along the Baltic is beautiful; this house as we were leaving Sweden might just be my dream spot:



8 comments:

becky said...

Those cruise ships are awesome! I must get myself on one before I kick the bucket...I'd like to travel the Hurtigruten on the western side of Norway...

travellersyarn said...

Oooh, so jealous. We've taken the ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn, but an overnight boat? How cool!

Slamdunk said...

Yeah, I am jealous as well Rachel.

Thanks for showing me sights that I'll never see in my lifetime.

Linsey said...

I think I've been on that very ship. Tallinn is lovely, I hope you enjoyed your visit.

Jenny Woolf said...

Looks wonderful. Ferries have come on so much from the old tubs I remember from my childhood. The Stena line ships we took to Holland were amazing, and we only had an overnight, but almost felt like sitting up and taking advantage of it! Not that there is exactly much to see between Holland and England mind you! :)

Bagman and Butler said...

I'm jealous too. Looks like a great trip. I agree with you about that house looking like the dream house.

Rachel said...

So much great scenery to see - how could you bear to sleep?

Crystal Escobar said...

That looks amazing!!!

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