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Silja Symphony

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

The Silja brand is synonymous with luxury travel and with her superb facilities the Silja Symphony does not disappoint. Walk along the Promenade, the heart of the ship, and experience the atmosphere of a central European pedestrian street. Pop into shops, enjoy delicious tapas, take a minute to watch the entertainment and then retire to a wine bar for a drink.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

There’s a huge choice of cabins onboard the Silja Symphony 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.

Onboard Food and Drink

In the restaurants onboard the Silja Symphony you’ll find delicious dishes to suit all tastes. Head to the Grande Buffet, which offers a wide variety of both food and drinks, or try out the brand new Sushi & Co restaurant, which is open from breakfast to dinner. There is also the brand new Tavoláta Ristorante, which offers traditional Italian cuisine, or the classic Happy Lobster which is renowned for its array of seafood. There’s also the new Grill House, which is known for its wonderful meat selection, or the Bon Vivant restaurant, which was recently renovated and given a whole new look, and offers the perfect wines to pair with every meal.

Head to Promenade Bar for a relaxing drink with friends or Keulabaari is ideal for sipping a glass of bubbly while enjoying the fabulous views. For a taste of England in the Baltic try the Old Port Pub - an authentic English pub specialising in beer, cider and whisky.

The New York Club & Lounge is somewhere to enjoy your favourite cocktails and listen to live piano music (starts the moment the ship departs). You could also head to the brand new Starlight Nightclub, which has an amazing bar, and hosts a wide variety of international performers, or try your luck at the onboard Casino.

Onboard Shopping

If you like to shop then you’ll be in heaven on the shopping promenade of the Silja Symphony. 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 and the Deco shop offers a range of beautiful home necessities and gifts. In the newly renovated Bon Vivant wine shop there is a larger than ever selection of vintage wines and an onboard wine specialist, and in the brand new Kids & Toys store, your little ones can buy from a range of toys, as well as a selection of high quality clothing.

Additional Onboard Facilities

If you’ve had enough of the good food and shopping then why not head over to the Spa? The tropical atmosphere in Sunflower oasis is relaxing for the whole family. Simply enjoy and relax in the bubbles of the Jacuzzi or try the sauna. Silja Symphony Bellamare & Wellbeing department offers a range of cosmetic treatments too.

The information desk handles currency exchange and matters relating to your cabin as well as selling sightseeing and public transport tickets. There is also a mail box located on deck 7.

Travelling with Children

In Silja Land, the children’s playroom on the Promenade there are all kinds of fun activities from a ball pool to games, drawing material and toys.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Silja Symphony 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 Symphony Reviews

4.3
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99% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Punctuality:4.7
  • Cleanliness:4.3
  • "Fantastic experience!"

    Awesome cruise. Well beyond our expectations. Fine dining, great shopping. Great views. Highly professional staff. Great pub, Guinness on tap! Comfortable berthin for our family of four. Couldn’t have been better!!!

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    Reviewed by Tamer who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Ship to Helsinki"

    Everything explendid. Only a bad point no WI-fi in the cabin, very disappointed with this because we don't have a tv or internet anything

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    Reviewed by Bruna who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Must try it!"

    Exceeded my expectations, good value for money 👍🏻

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    Reviewed by Talib who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Fun new experience "

    This was the longest boat trip on the biggest ship we have ever taken so were not sure what to expect. Booking was easy online from the UK, check in was quick and we were welcomed aboard and directed to our cabin. We did not book evening meal, but there were several other restaurants and cafes to choose from. The buffet breakfast which we did book was great - loads of choice, plenty of food and tea/coffee brought to the table. Our cabin (cheapest option) was below the car decks, so when the boat stopped briefly mid-cruise we heard the engines, but it was comfortable, clean, temperate and well-provisioned (sockets, lamps, towels, hairdryer, shower gel). We did not feel any rocking of the ship. Beds were comfy and the shower excellent. There were many lifts all in good working order. Inside seating areas were a bit limited unless you were in a bar or restaurant. There was a play area on the deck also with games for older children & even a spa bar with jacuzzis (at extra cost) . If you take your dog there is a toilet area for them on deck. Even though the ship was pretty full, it was never too crowded in any area. There are duty free shops on board. We were impressed!

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Really good traveling with you"

    Excellent service,professional friendly personal,comfortable restaurant,bar and bed. Beautiful spa service. Very nice view and really quiet traveling. The best bent music.

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    Reviewed by Grigor who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "An enjoyable "mini-cruise""

    We enjoyed a return trip Helsinki-Stockholm on the Silja Symphony. Our 2-berth cabin was comfortable and very clean. The choice of bars, cafes and restaurants was good. We had well-prepared and good quality dinners in The Happy Lobster and in Mondo and the wine choices were good. Overall the crossing in each direction was very good, thank you to the crew.

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    Reviewed by Frances who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • " Broken glass in bed!"

    Our trip was OK except my daughter woke up bleeding from her back and arm as there were some pieces of broken glass in her freshly made bunk bed.

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    Reviewed by Peter who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Ship itself was great, some problems with direct ferries!"

    Everything about Silja Symohony was of their usual, great standard. Ships are clean and punctual and I was glad to see they’ve done updating of their economy class cabins which are perfectly adequate for the crossing to Stockholm and back. BUT we did have a problem with our booking. Nowhere on our booking from direct ferries was it made clear this was not a single smooth booking and we would have to check out in Stockholm and check back in again later on (meaning we could not keep our things in our cabin, a major inconvenience when we are just visiting Stockholm for a day trip and have to lug around heavy baggage). This is not the fault of Silja but would have cost €70 to rectify. It would have been nice to have some indication of this somewhere before booking or at least on confirmation of booking.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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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 Symphony

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  • "We loved it"

    My wife and I enjoyed the cruise.Perfect

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    Reviewed by Arvin who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Great, comfortable ride"

    I was travelling solo and had a lovely comfortable cabin to myself. Everything was great apart from the WiFi - only available in the shopping/restaurant part of the ship and even there it didn't work well at all.

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    Reviewed by Catherine who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Very pleasant voyage"

    Picturesque crossing and good cabin even though in the hold!!

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    Reviewed by Christine who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Great way to travel from Stockholm to Helsinki"

    The trip was seamless, from gathering my ticket in the entrance hall to finding my cabin and deboarding the ship. It was a great way to relax as well. I enjoyed this spa (you can rent a bathing suit for 4 euro) and the restaurant options. My cabin was clean and comfortable. There were lots of options for entertainment, though mine only included a glass of wine and a book. I would definitely recommend this travel option from Stockholm to Helsinki.

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    Reviewed by Lisa who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "nice way to travel abroad"

    This ship was a nice way to get to Stockholm. It was more relaxing than flying, with all the things you can do on the ship. The shows are professional, there is not a dull moment. The rooms are small but convinient.

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    Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Below the car decks"

    'Symphony' is a massive ship - big promenade deck with shops, restaurants, entertainment, etc. Good for families and shoppers. We ate at the Grand Buffet - quite pricey, but loads of food choice and wine, beer, hot and cold drinks are included. We started about an hour after the buffet opened, so felt a bit rushed, but that was our fault - we'll know if we do it again. On this ferry trip our cabin was below the car decks - very cheap option, but cramped and noisy with lots of movement, so very little sleep. We later travelled from Stockholm to Tallinn with Silja line and our cabin experience on one of the higher decks was much better although considerably more expensive. The lower deck cabins may be ok if you're looking for a cheap option and are prepared for no sleep.

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    Reviewed by Helen who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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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 Symphony

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  • "Great trip"

    Everything was great...such as foods rooms good service and very comfortable. Highly recommended!!

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    Reviewed by Young Hwa who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Work trip"

    Reading journey and good food

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    Reviewed by Charlie who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Work trip"

    Reading journey and good food

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    Reviewed by Charlie who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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  • "Worth to travel by ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki"

    Once in a lifetime to travel with a very good qualified ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki. Let's sail. It was a wonderful time to enjoy every moment on this ferry. Let's join!

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    Reviewed by Nipa who travelled with Tallink Silja on Silja Symphony

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