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Offline Cornelia Klier

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FINNLINES trip from Travemünde to Helsinki 16.-20. August
« on: September 11, 2013, 08:09:08 PM »

Hello,

here are some photos of my summerholidays in Helsinki. It was an offer by Finnlines, Travemünde-Helsinki & retour including 3 nights in Seurahuone Hotel in Helsinki for a reasonable price.

The Finnlines ships were: "Finnstar", "Finnmaid". We had very good Scandinavian buffet, although the ships cabins could be a bit cleaner, we had a pleasant time onboard.

I hope you enjoy looking at the photos, if you have questions, please ask. I can recommend Helsinki in summer, and in winter, too  ;D In winter it is even better, because you do not have to fear to feel too hot, but we were lucky, temperature was not above 20°C.

The original report is written in German and has some additional informations, which I am not able to put so nicely together in English, but I will do some basics.

Interesting ships were especially:
"Suokki", ferry to Suomenlinna. Built 1952 !
"Princess Maria" ex. "Finlandia", I still know it and been onboard, when it was "Queen of Scandinavia".
Also very happy to see: "Princess Anastasia", that was ex. "Pride of Bilbao", whow I remember two trips trough Biskaya from Portsmouth to Bilbao and that one was also, ex "Olympia" - so two old Finnish ferries are back home  ;D

And, with thanks to Ms. Pia Broumand and Mr. Tapio Tammento (1st officer) onboard Finnish icebreaker "Urho" we were able to visit the ship, get many informations and take many photos. BUT: This will go to an extra report  :)

Please enjoy,

Cornelia
































































































































Offline spotti

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Re: FINNLINES trip from Travemünde to Helsinki 16.-20. August
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2013, 06:14:57 AM »
G'morning Cornelia

I have enjoyed very much looking at your photos from your trip. Excellent photos, excellent
scenes and ships, - and an excellent photographer :-)

Now I am looking forward to seeing your next set of shots.

Regards
Niels

Offline Cornelia Klier

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Re: FINNLINES trip from Travemünde to Helsinki 16.-20. August
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2013, 11:24:24 AM »
Thank you Niels, it is always nice to get a feedback rather than people reading it and not saying anything about it :-) If this is for anyone here an inspiration to take a similar holiday, the report has done, what it was supposed to do.

Perhaps next time, something with alot of "winterwonderland" - stay tuned  ;D

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Re: FINNLINES trip from Travemünde to Helsinki 16.-20. August
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2013, 09:28:25 AM »
Hi Cornelia, thanks for sharing...
Blistering barnacles...

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Re: FINNLINES trip from Travemünde to Helsinki 16.-20. August
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2013, 05:19:58 AM »
sensational photography, thanks for sharing this with us here, i am really surprised to see it

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Re: FINNLINES trip from Travemünde to Helsinki 16.-20. August
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 07:50:03 PM »
Very nice photos - good to hear you enjoyed your trip.

I went to Helsinki 20 years ago but it easily remains my favourite capital city

TC

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Re: FINNLINES trip from Travemünde to Helsinki 16.-20. August
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 08:39:04 PM »
Excellent photos, thanks for sharing. Really enjoyed them. The only thing that could improve them would have been captions. But one can't have everything! Thanks again! ;D

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Re: FINNLINES trip from Travemünde to Helsinki 16.-20. August
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2013, 09:57:49 AM »
Nice shots
Always the enjoyable times sticks deep in the memory.
 mosa :)

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Re: FINNLINES trip from Travemünde to Helsinki 16.-20. August
« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2013, 10:30:10 AM »
i am much pleased to see the images and appreciate your sound efforts of the same sharing with us

 

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