Viking Line has said that it would be continuing to keep service on the Baltic Sea at a reduced level. Four of the Company’s seven vessels would sail primarily with cargo between Finland and Sweden, the Åland Islands and Estonia, in order to ensure continuity of supply. Passenger traffic is now virtually non-existent following the authorities’ restrictions, but demand for cargo transport remained high.
Viking Line president and CEO Jan Hanses said that “it is important to maintain vital social functions during these exceptional circumstances, and Viking Line is doing so by providing cargo service between these countries”.
From April 2nd until further notice the service on Turku – Åland (Långnäs) – Stockholm will be served by the Viking Grace and Amorella according to a reduced timetable.
On the Mariehamn – Kapellskär route, Rosella will sail between Mariehamn and Kapellskär only for cargo on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays until at least April 30th. Passenger traffic will not resume before April 15th at the earliest.
The Gabriella will sail between Helsinki and Tallinn until at least April 30th on a reduced timetable.
Traffic between Helsinki and Stockholm will be suspended until at least May 13th.
Cruise traffic from Stockholm to Mariehamn with the Viking Cinderella will be suspended until at least May 13th.
Traffic with Viking XPRS, which normally sails between Helsinki and Tallinn, will be suspended until at least April 30th.