09/21/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/21/2020 02:49
Tallink Grupp has today opened registration for the shopping weekend taking place on the company's cruise ship Silja Europa, which will become a floating shopping centre for one weekend between 25-27 September 2020.
The company will temporarily suspend the operations of Silja Europa from the evening of Monday, 21 September as the number of passengers on the Tallinn-Helsinki route has significantly reduced due to the coronavirus pandemic. But before the goods in the shops and the food and beverage in the cafes and restaurants get transferred to other vessels or storage, the company will be offering everyone in Tallinn and further afield the opportunity to take a so-called 'cruise to nowhere' during one weekend and come and enjoy some shopping and dining on board Silja Serenade, currently suspended at the Port of Tallinn terminal D.
In order to ensure the safety of all the visitors on board in the current virus situation, everyone wishing to attend the shopping weekend will need to pre-register for the event on Tallink's website and pick a specific time-slot for attending. Visitors will not be allowed to board the vessel without pre-registering. During each time-slot, only a limited number of passengers will be allowed to attend, so that the company is able to ensure distance-keeping according to current requirements.
The shopping weekend will take place from Friday to Sunday at the following times:
In order to ensure maximum distance-keeping and safety on board, ship shops, restaurants, bars, cafes and Hera salon will all be open during the weekend on Silja Europa. It will also be possible to pre-book and enjoy brunch on board. The ship will also offer limited entertainment with troubadours, science theatre Three Little Piglets and opportunities to book visits to the ship's captain's bridge in small groups.
'Since March we have been asked several times why we don't do something different and exciting with the vessels that are forced to stay suspended by the piers. Something that even those people could take part in and enjoy who don't normally travel with us. We are now doing something about it and giving people what they have been asking for and will open the doors of at least one of our vessels to everyone who is interested in shopping and dining on board for one weekend', Piret Mürk-Dubout, Member of Tallink Grupp's Management Board, said.
'We are offering everyone who is interested and those who have the urge to travel, but currently can't travel due to the restrictions, the opportunity to come along to a so-called voyage to nowhere, which will still offer almost all the usual services and elements of a cruise, but this time without leaving the port. On our part, we will do everything we can to make sure the weekend on board is safe, but memorable at the same time,' Mürk-Dubout added.
In order to participate in the shopping weekend, guests must pre-register on the company's website at: www. tallink.ee/et/ostle .
In order to be granted access on board, all visitors must confirm that they are well and don't have any virus symptoms. In crowded places on board and in the terminal, it is advisable to wear face masks if a safe distance from other guests cannot be kept, and visitors are advised to use the hand washing and sanitising opportunities provided.
For more information, please contact:
Tel. +372 53042121
E-mail: [email protected]
AS Tallink Grupp is one of the leading providers of passenger transport and cargo transport services in the northern part of the Baltic Sea region. The company owns 15 vessels and operates several ferry routes under the brand names of Tallink and Silja Line. AS Tallink Grupp employs around 6,000 people in Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia, Russia and Germany. In 2019, Tallink Grupp provided services to 9.8 million travellers and transported approximately 380,000 freight units of goods. The shares of Tallink Grupp are listed on the Tallinn Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange.