Turku. City and Ferry terminal
Very close to the castle is the Cruise port of Turku, where the berths of the Viking and Tallink-Silja ferry terminals are located. The Turku - Aland Islands - Stockholm ferry line starts here, terminals are called the "gateway to Europe" in Finland - transport portal the corridor goes through Sweden and then through the Oresund Strait to Denmark and German.
We are going to spend the night on another "Princess", but already "Baltika", which is already moored at the pier. Going out on the balcony of the terminal building, I managed to shoot an original panorama.
Viking and Silja ferries operate on the same route and almost the same schedule. From the point of view of comfort for passengers, ferries of both companies are the same, only the orders on Board differ. Silja is aimed at those who want to combine a trip with a pleasant pastime - passengers can enjoy a variety of entertainment venues for every taste - cafes, bars, restaurants, casinos, a night club with a high-class show and a disco until the morning. Admission is free everywhere. Vikings are more severe in this regard, they are purely transport lines, but the fares are also lower.
Landing of two thousand people took about 20 minutes. While I was making my way through the endless corridors to my cabin, the ferry was under way, and by the time I got on deck, it was passing through the skerries of Turku.