Viking XPRS operates sailings between the capital cities of Finand and Estonia (Image: Viking Line)
Passenger numbers hit an all-time high on Viking Lines’ Viking XPRS as she sailed between Helsinki, Finland and Tallinn, Estonia in this summer.
Viking XPRS, which offered additional services on the route this summer, carried more than 600,000 passengers for the first time over the summer months, which was largely helped by 209,934 travelling on the vessel in August alone.
The ship also welcomed her 20 millionth passenger on 1 September.
“It is natural for there to be an increase in the demand for travel to and from Tallinn during the summer season,” said Kaj Takolander, vice president of sales and marketing for Viking Line. “The growing number of passengers is certainly also affected by the general growing interest in travel destinations that are close to home. Our fast Viking XPRS ship offers passengers a pleasant means of travel with a wide range of entertainment and shopping opportunities.”
Gabriella and Mariella also offered departures on the Helsinki–Tallinn route, transporting a total number of 175,693 passengers, marking the most they have carried in the past five years. Typically, the two vessels sail on the route between Helsinki and Stockholm, Sweden.
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