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Silja Line Overnight from Stockholm to Helsinki?

Silja Line Overnight from Stockholm to Helsinki?

Old Nov 18, 22, 3:33 am
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Trying to decide between the Viking or Silja line for an overnight cruise in a few months time. I took the overnight cruise with my family around 25 years ago but don't remember much about the trip. Looking for advice on which cruise to take.

Will be with my wife & 2 kids (aged 10 & 8) & this will be the first cruise they would be taking. The Silja line seems to be more expensive of the 2. For that price I can get a much better cabin on the Viking line. Is the higher price on the Silja line justified or should I just go with a better cabin on the Viking line?

Also, what are the restaurants like onboard? We are not really buffet people & would prefer to order la carte.

Any suggestions on things to do in Helsinki during the 7 hour stop?
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Old Nov 19, 22, 1:15 pm
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IMO, the Viking Line cabins are better value than Silja’s. On the high end (Suites, Commodore class), however, Viking Line is lacking. Silja’s points program (Club One) is much better than Viking’s. Also, I find Silja’s a la carte restaurants to be better and more varied. I usually eat at Happy Lobster or Grill House, which do not take reservations in advance. With Viking Line I usually go with the buffet.
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Old Nov 29, 22, 4:37 pm
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i did Helsinki - Stockholm - Helsinki in August 22 on Viking, and had one of the large de-lux' cabins on the top deck.
There is an a la carte restaurant, book in advance. Food was great and service excellent.

Helsinki for a day; Cathedrals, wandering, tram to the Sibieus monument, just tram riding, A lovely city!
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Old Nov 30, 22, 4:49 am
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Originally Posted by RHWine View Post
i did Helsinki - Stockholm - Helsinki in August 22 on Viking, and had one of the large de-lux' cabins on the top deck.
There is an a la carte restaurant, book in advance. Food was great and service excellent.

Helsinki for a day; Cathedrals, wandering, tram to the Sibieus monument, just tram riding, A lovely city!
Thanks. I booked the Seaside Premium with balcony but haven't booked any meals or restaurant. We probably won't be up early enough to make it for breakfast before the ship docks so we were basically looking at options for dinner.

We definitely have tram riding on the agenda. Wife wants to do some local shopping.
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