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Silja Opera

Ship Description

Silja Stockholm - Helsinki

Silja Stockholm - Turku

Rostock -

Helsinki - Tallinn


Silja Line's luxury cruiser 
SILJA OPERA sets sails!



This has been worth waiting for and must be experienced to be believed!

Silja Line's newest luxury cruiser set sail for St. Petersburg with departures twice weekly

on the round-trip Mini cruise. Sail in comfort along the Kings Road, across the

Baltic Sea from Helsinki to St. Petersburg.

Recently celebrating its 300th Anniversary, the magnificent city of St. Petersburg

entices with a legacy of history, the arts and striking beauty. St. Petersburg is a city of

canals and rivers, built on 101 islands, joined by 350 graceful bridges over the Neva River,

thus earning the name " Venice of the North".

 The city, once the capital of Russia, is a bustling world capital of art,

culture, history, music and luxury.


Silja arranges sightseeing tours also in English: St. Petersburg City tour, a tour to the Hermitage and an excursion to Peterhof. Tours for groups of min 30 persons in other languages are only available on request. All tours need to be ordered well in advance. These tours are organized in combination with a roundtrip cruise on the Silja Opera.



M/S Silja Opera's cabins offer superb family accommodation and the ship's excellent range of services guarantee a mini holiday beyond comparison.  On board Silja Opera there is versatile entertainment and a full cruise program throughout the entire voyage. Silja Opera is a virtual tropical paradise with a large swimming pool, Jacuzzi and glass sun roof which opens. In the summer you can soak up the rays and in the winter it's almost like summer at our tropical beach party. There's a variety of recreational programs, games and parties according to the theme and season. The kids have their own playground and even their own drinks at the bar. There's also a hairdresser, beauty salon and masseur.


A sea voyage on Silja Opera is a real culinary experience with the exciting variety of restaurants. We cater to the needs of different passenger groups in the restaurants according to season and destination. The cruise program makes the most of the versatile onboard facilities, schedules and destinations.


A la Carte Caruso is a modern French bistro offering a new concept in fine a la carte dining, with versatile choices in food and seating arrangement.


Silja Buffet La Scala offers top-quality buffet dining featuring special themes.


Rigoletto Pizza & Pasta Restaurant and Robert's Coffee House is a relaxed and modern restaurant for casual wining and dining in the heart of the ship with a summer terrace and children's playground.


The Pool Bar Riviera is a tropical oasis all year round with a cafe, children’s playground featuring games, toys and a staff-run activity program. The Fitness Center is a well-equipped gym. This area is suitable for many different kinds of events and themes.



For St. Petersburg cruises a Visa is required for all NON EU citizens.  Letter of confirmation available at € 30

EU Citizens pay € 30 per person for a Silja cruise Visa. date of birth and passport number is required for each passenger!


St. Petersburg sightseeing excursions are conducted in English. 



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