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Silja Serenade

Operated by Tallink Silja on the Helsinki Mariehamn, Helsinki Stockholm & Mariehamn Stockholm routes

The luxurious Silja Serenade can carry up to 2,850 passengers and once onboard you’ll feel like you’re on a city break in the middle of Europe. In early 2014 Silja Serenade went over an 6 week makeover to enhance its luxurious travel experience. At the centre of the ship is the Promenade where you’ll find a wide variety of shops, fascinating cafés and high class restaurants. In terms of facilities the Silja Serenade is one of the finest ships in its class and meets the high standards found on all Silja ships.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There’s a huge choice of cabins onboard the Silja Serenade ranging from standard inside cabins with bunk beds to luxury suites. All cabins are en-suite, air conditioned and contain a wardrobe, hair dryer, radio and telephone. During the re-fit a couple of the major changes were made to commodore suite, lounge area and three brand new elegant junior suites added to its already outstanding range of accommodation.

Onboard Food and Drink

Silja Serenade’s restaurants serve delicious dishes to suit all tastes. There are the incredible creations that come out of the newly refurbished Bon Vivant restaurant, the world renowned seafood platter from the Happy Lobster, or indeed the many different varieties that come from the new created Grill House. You’ll also find a beautiful Italian restaurant, Tavolàta Ristorante Italiano where the menu is stylish but also relaxed offering many portions to share, and the brand new Fast Lane restaurant, which offers both full meals, as well as quick snacks. For a bit of everything head to the Grande Buffet to fill your plate with roe, shrimps, traditional island dishes or tapas. For a snack try Mundo restaurant on the promenade.

There’s no shortage of places to drink onboard the Serenade either! Promenade Bar is ideal for a relaxing drink with friends, and be sure to try out the recently renovated Sea Pub for a relaxed drink in a trendy atmosphere, with live music in the evenings.

The New York Club & Lounge is a variation of a stylish lounge atmosphere and a party venue. Enjoy your favourite cocktails and listen to live piano music from the moment the ship departs. Be sure to also check out the new Starlight nightclub, which boasts incredible drinks and live entertainment every night.

Onboard Shopping

The Promenade on Silja Serenade is a lively shopping street in the middle of the Baltic Sea! Visit the trendy designer shops and purchase world-famous brands at low tax-free prices. Specialist shops include Silja Tax Free for spirits, wines, beer, cigarettes, sweets and food; Silja Perfumes offers the best-known quality brands in perfumes, cosmetics and skin-care; the Fashion shop on the Promenade specialises in accessories for men and women; the Deco shop offers a range of beautiful home necessities and gifts while in the Bon Vivant wine shop you can select from the most fabulous vintage wines. If jewellery, handbags or watches is what you are after then head to the luxury boutique on deck 7.

Additional Onboard Facilities

Roulette, Black Jack, poker games, one-armed bandits, dice games and more are on offer at the Silja Serenade's Casino. It really is a games oasis sparkling with the excitement of playing and the triumph of winning.

In the Bellamare Sauna & Wellbeing centre (deck 5) adults have the choice of numerous treatments. While in the Sunflower Oasis spa you’ll find a hair salon, sun beds and in the summer an bar will be open next to the spar area.

Travelling with Children

In Silja Land, the children’s playroom on the Promenade, you’ll find all kinds of fun activities from a ball pool to games, drawing material and toys. The playroom is supervised by professional assistants. The Sunflower Oasis spa with its whirlpools and water slides is a true paradise for water-loving youngsters so remember to pack the swimming stuff!

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Silja Serenade guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.

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Silja Serenade Reviews

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100% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.2
  • "ups and downs"

    I made two bookings within one week. the first one was smooth and went very well, the second was not so good, and got a little stressful closer to the travel dates! On the boat from Stockholm to Åland, we (me and my young boy) just needed to be on the boat and enjoy the ride for a few hours. The boat has a playground for young children, we spent our morning there, then move to the cafeteria for lunch and all was great! Food at cafeteria was great. All other restaurants were closed until 2pm, or only offering fish buffet (not best when with a small child). The second ride was a day later from Åland to Helsinki. The boat departed at midnight. The booking was not confirm but the money had been debited. I was asked if I wanted to confirm my booking, twice, and twice I confirmed before getting my confirmation email. Arriving at the harbor, my booking was under another name, my son had another nationality , in brief all personal details were mixed up! The personnel at the harbor was lovely though and really did their best to not stress us up further. Finally on the boat to discover we had the worst cabin ever under the car park deck. I wished I had been asked what type of cabin I wanted to book rather than discover this at the last minute. Additionally, the keys to the cabin did not work on first time, midnight with a child I was tired to have to run between info desk and our beds... The music from teh neighbor cabin was on until 3am. The children playground area the next morning was great once again. So in brief: easy to book but not all details about cabin types were offered. And booking system probably had a failure, which made us (the harbor personnel and myself) have a good laugh just before midnight!

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    Reviewed by Anne who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Great!"

    Very nice indeed!

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    Reviewed by Li-chiang who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Early closing of restaurant "

    The restaurant named Fast Lane closed its kitchen at 9.30pm. This is too early because there was so much of a rush with diners earlier and also we eat late that we came down at 9.30 and were told we could not get a hot meal. This time is too early for a restaurant to close. They should stay open till 11pm at least.

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    Reviewed by Samir who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "One of the best ferries "

    Serenade and Galaxy are highly recommended

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    Reviewed by German who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Fabulous scenery"

    Great ship, great scenery. Beware which cabin you select as it can be misleading when it says outside cabin. In our case the cabin we booked was "outside" but this only meant that it had a view to the inside promenade.

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    Reviewed by Jerzy who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "PERFECT BEGINNING - PERFECT END"

    Booked a return trip from Helsinki to Stockholm as part of our family trip to Norway - thoroughly recommended way to wind down from work prior to commencing holiday and to recover after 10 days sightseeing drive though Norway on return. Good accommodation, excellent service and everything to entertain two teenage boys. I would not call it a ship - more like a floating hotel/shopping mall. Only thing to suffer was my wallet form my wife's indulgence in the excellent shopping and duty free!! :-)

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    Reviewed by Noel who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "A Voyage to discovery"

    We you enter deck 7, you are quickly amazed at what you see, mulling around on just over 700' and happy shoppers, happy eaters, and more important happy CHILDREN. The sailing certainly caterers for all sorts of people young and old. Plenty places to have a drink and a meal but I feel the GRAND BUFFET downstairs is a bit pricey, but GREAT for breakfast. Please choose your cabin carefully as a window (porthole) is a MUST. Let me repeat it MUST have a window, got that, Great! Relax and unwind, did I mention the fantastic scenery and both ends. Passing by the fortress in Helsinki (you can almost touch the battlements) are amazing; so come on board and enjoy a treat for all you senses.

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    Reviewed by Andrew who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Good passage"

    A very enjoyable passage across the Baltic from Stockholm to Helsinki. Customer service was excellent. Accommodation was basic - a cabin with bunk beds one on top of the other (fine for me but my wife was disappointed). I can't complain here because I booked the cabin in August and was pleased with the low cost of it but on reflection I should have upgraded closer to the voyage. Anyhow, overall, job well done. I will use Silja again if we are travelling around the Baltic.

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    Reviewed by Robert ROSSET who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "first tings first"

    Please look at mails sendt from me reasently about my claims and why I cannot get my money back? kind regards Rolf Steinar Bjørnstad

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    Reviewed by Rolf Steinar who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Wonderful experience"

    Protocol for boarding was simple and efficient. Staff were at hand to assist and guide, very helpful. Facilities bin board were of a high standard. Journey overnight was smooth and afforded a very good nights sleep. Amazing experience over all. Hope to do this again.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Nice trip"

    Nice trip. First time with a ferry. Not enough to make a detailed comparison/review.

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    Reviewed by Francesco who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Excellent"

    What an awesome experience! An amazing journey from Stockholm to Helsinki, with a wonderful midnight sunset as highlight. Room was small (what we already expected), but clean. Friendly staff and great entertainment. We had the buffet for dinner, which I would definitely recommend.

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    Reviewed by Marlieke who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Quick and Easy way to travel across the Baltic"

    We were on a 2 week tour of Scandinavia and were on a budget. This ferry offered us a nights accommodation and our longest distance travelled fro approx £50 each. Yes the cabin we had wasn't exactly luxurious but it was clean, had electricity to charge our electronics and an acceptable bathroom. The biggest problem that we had was receiving WIFI signal on our deck however as we wandered further up the ship this wasn't a problem. The staff were excellent - friendly and helpful and could give us tips on what to do and where to go when we arrived in Stockholm. If I were to travel again I may be tempted to pay more for a better cabin but in all honesty for all the time we spent in our cabin it really was perfect for our needs!

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Lovely trip to helsinki"

    This ferry had freindly crew, clean cabins and a selection of entertainment. The fare was reasonable. I would however skip the fast food, as it was attrocious... Perhaps the resteraunts are more worth the wait. Other than that the ferry trip was a lovely surprise as it is much more like a cruise...

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    Reviewed by Amy who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Nice smooth sailing"

    Everyone was professional and very helpful. Ship was nice and proper

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    Reviewed by Thomas who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Lovely experience"

    We had recently crossed from Stockholm to Helinsinki on Silja Serenade, very nice experience. Booking was done on line and although cabins were at 2nd level ( class), those were good, no issues. Cabin was clean and bathroom was of good size. We had paid extra as made almost last minute booking, i am sure if you book well in advance, can be more economical. The check - in process was efficient and the staff were helpful. Although the weather was not warm that night, so were unable to use the deck and missed the sun set or rise. Although the dinner buffet looked good, we ate in a restaurant and had the best veggie burger. There are many restaurants and food choices, Atlantis and New York with live shows and music. The terminal for Silja is Olympia in Helisinki and you can IA or 2A metro to the central station. Tourist information is about 10 mins walk , close to Viking terminal and have very nice food in the tents. Will recommend Silja over a flight or viking line due to their renovated /new ferries.

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    Reviewed by Manjit who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Stockholm to Helsinki"

    I had a wonderful time on the ship. Everything you need is on it and great entertainment.

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    Reviewed by Joseph who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Smooth sailing "

    I was very happy with the cabin and the service

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  • "Excellent experience"

    Nice and confortable cruise ship, excellent staff, lot's of fun, confortable cabins. Affordable price

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    Reviewed by Giammaria who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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  • "Our Ferry Trip, Helsinki to Stockholm."

    We really enjoyed the trip. The ferry was much better than we expected. It was almost like a cruise ship. Our cabin was nice and functional, and we enjoyed the intertainment on board.

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    Reviewed by Pieter who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Serenade

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