Viking Line suspends service on Helsinki-Stockholm route

Viking Line in the past few days has implemented a number of changes to its ferry services because of the Covid-19 outbreak.

The company has suspended service on the Mariella and Gabriella between Helsinki and Stockholm from March 18th to April 13th. Viking Line said that it was following the instructions of Finnish authorities, who had closed the country’s borders because of a state of emergency that was now in effect in Finland.

“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”, said Jan Hanses, President and CEO of Viking Line.

Changes in service previously introduced were:

March 17th:

Suspension of service between Mariehamn and Kapellskär from March 17th to April 13th. Rosella will operate between Mariehamn and Kapellskär.

March 16th:

Viking XPRS’s timetable reduced for the period March 17th to March 31st.

March 15th:

All cruises on Viking Cinderella cancelled between March 16th and April 16th. Viking Cinderella will provide cruise service between Mariehamn and Stockholm.