Helsinki. West ferry terminal (Länsiterminaali)
On terminal of St.Peter Line we are waiting for an old friend - the Princess Maria ferry.
Quickly through passport control, we climb on board.
the West terminal Helsinki (Länsiterminaali map) is located in the district Jatkasaari.
Once it was a group of Islands Islands Jätkäsaari, Hietasaari, and Saukko separated from each other and the mainland by narrow Straits. In 60th of the last century, the Straits were filled in and reclaimed from the sea territory has increased container terminal Volumes of container traffic has increased manifold and in 2009 built a new container port in Vuosaari, and container yard built up residential and office buildings.
Western terminal for ferries Tallink-Silja line Helsinki-Tallinn. Today at the ferry dock there was "Europe" (Silja Europa), already familiar to me since the autumn of 2010.
"Europa" ferry was built in 1993. This is the biggest vessel of this class in the Baltic. The parameters are impressive: a displacement of almost 60 thousand tons, and length 201.8 width of 32.5 meters. 3644 ferry has sleeping berths and can accommodate 400 cars.