MyStar: an interior view of Tallink Grupp’s new flagship

Richard Humphreys talks with Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik about the interior design concept of Tallink’s newest vessel

MyStar: an interior view of Tallink Grupp’s new flagship
Tallink’s shuttle ferry MyStar features interiors with a crisp and modern Scandinavian style

Tallink Grupp is set to welcome a new shuttle ferry named MyStar on its Baltic Sea route between Tallinn, Estonia, and Helsinki, Finland, later this year. The vessel, which is currently under construction at Rauma Marine Constructions’ shipyard in Rauma, Finland, will feature interiors inspired by the beauty of the Baltic region’s environment, people, and culture. 

MyStar’s crisp and modern Scandinavian-style interior design concept was created by Finnish interior design agency dSign Vertti Kivi & Co, which previously worked on Tallink’s current flagship, shuttle vessel Megastar. 

“MyStar’s design features a novel concept that produces an impressive customer journey; giving travellers many different options that can change during the day as we invite them to come along and join the adventure,” says Tarvi-Carlos Tuulik, head of ship management at Tallink Grupp. 

Every public area on MyStar will convey its unique character and atmosphere through the use of various contrasting surface materials, colour palettes, furnishings created exclusively for the vessel, and bold lighting solutions. Inside MyStar, travellers will be able to enjoy views which extend through various passenger areas and beautiful sea vistas which can be taken in from many points on the ship. 

“We are very pleased with the entire interior design concept, which centres around delivering a seamless passenger journey and various experiences and sensations throughout the trip, taking the onboard experience to a whole new level and indeed, to a new decade,” says Tuulik. 

“The clever interior design allows for smooth passenger flow throughout the vessel. Passengers enter to the ship’s lobby directly through two entrances. This makes it easy for passengers to continue on to other parts of the ship depending on their needs during the trip.” 

MyStar features areas like the business lounge, comfort lounge and sitting lounge that will be familiar to passengers who have been onboard Megastar. In addition, MyStar will also offer completely new passenger areas geared for the entire family such as a family picnic lounge, the children’s play area called Lottemaa, and various other features and facilities enabling families with children to travel with more ease and comfort. 

The heart of the ship will be the Traveller Superstore, which has been designed with a crisp and boutique-like vibe. Located next to the impressive staircase in the middle of the superstore, passengers will be able to find a new experience station, which will host product tastings and more. The lower floor of the store, on the other hand, has been expertly designed to resemble a wine cellar. 

“Even though the travel time from Tallinn to Helsinki onboard shuttle vessel MyStar is only two hours, the ship’s interiors and onboard offerings will mean that the onboard experience will be, in itself, the highlight, or even the main reason for the trip,” says Tuulik.

This article was first published in the 2022 issue of Cruise & Ferry Interiors. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed.   

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Richard Humphreys
By Richard Humphreys
26 July 2022

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