Viking Line suspends service to Helsinki-Stockholm
Finnish cruise ferry operator Viking Line announced that due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, it would suspend service between Helsinki and Stockholm.
During the state of emergency in effect in Finland, Finnish authorities closed the country's borders.
“To safeguard the security of supply between Finland and Sweden, we are maintaining service on the Turku–Åland–Stockholm route. We are also still making one sailing to Tallinn from Helsinki six days a week. The situation is highly exceptional, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all our customers, partners and in particular our own employees for the understanding they have shown in this difficult situation,” stated Jan Hanses, President, and CEO of Viking Line.
Beginning 18 March to 13 April 2020, the vessels Mariella and Gabriella will cease operating on the route. On March 17, Mariella will make her last journey from Stockholm to Helsinki; on March 18, Gabriella will make her last trip from Stockholm to Helsinki.
Between 17 March to 13 April 2020, Viking Line suspends service between Mariehamn and Kapellskär. Operating between Mariehamn and Kapellskär, Rosella can.
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