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Tallink Star

Operated by Tallink Silja on the Helsinki Tallinn route

The modern 2000 passenger carrying Tallink Shuttle Star entered service in 2007 and operates year round in the Baltic Sea. The hull’s green colour reflects the environmentally friendly aspects of Star’s design which includes better fuel consumption, more modern technology and she creates much smaller waves compared to other high speed crafts!

Onboard you’ll find numerous facilities to keep you occupied including a choice of restaurants (à la carte, buffet, pizza and café), a huge shopping area, children’s play area, a business lounge, an observation lounge (private parties), cabin accommodation and more.

Onboard Cabins / Reserved Seating

Tallink Star has a choice of en-suite inside and outside (sea view) cabins which can be found on decks 8 and 9 at the rear of the ship. There are also cabins specially adapted for wheelchair access (located on deck 8). In terms of reserved seating you’ll find a 120-seat Business Lounge with wireless internet connection and TVs. For private parties there is an Observation Lounge on the 9th deck for up to 250 persons.

Onboard Food and Drink

There’s no shortage of places to eat onboard the Tallink Star. Take your pick from the versatile á la carte menu or head to the 450 seater ‘Shuttle buffet’ restaurant (located on deck 8 at the front part of the ship) which serves a buffet breakfast on departures in the morning and a warm buffet Lunch or dinner on other departures.

‘Quick & Easy’ is in the middle of the ship on deck 9 and serves delicious pizzas, hamburgers and ice cream while ‘Café Snack Time’ (deck 8) offers sandwiches, rolls, salads, pastries, drinks and warm dishes.

If you fancy a relaxing beverage onboard then head to the ‘Seaport pub’ on deck 7 at the rear of the ship for various drinks and snacks while in the Sunset bar (deck 9) you can admire the beautiful scenery and enjoy a refreshing drink.

Onboard Shopping

Tallink Star features 1500 square metres of pure shopping on deck 7! In the supermarket you will find alcohol, cigarettes, sweets, toys, souvenirs and food while in the perfume shop you will find a wide selection of perfumes and cosmetics.

Travelling with children

Children are well catered for onboard the Tallink Star with a dedicated a playroom which can be found on next to the Quick and Easy restaurant on deck 9.

Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Tallink Star 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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Tallink Star Reviews

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98% of our customers recommended this ship

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  • Cleanliness:4.4
  • "Helsinki - Tallinn Ferry"

    The cruise was very pleasant. The ticket was very economical and reasonable.

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    Reviewed 18 September 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Great day out !"

    Brilliant opportunity to explore Helsinki from Tallinn. Boat was great - free wifi, restaurants , shops etc

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    Reviewed 09 September 2015 by Jane who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Excellent trip"

    Both vessels, Star and Superstar, provide a fast and efficient service. No complaints.

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    Reviewed 22 August 2015 by Michael who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Trip to Tallinn"

    The crossing both ways was very smooth. I choose Comfort Class it cost a little more but was well worth the extra. Comfort Class lounge was comfortable with free refreshments and not over populated.

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    Reviewed 11 August 2015 by Daniel who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Unpleasant booking experience"

    Nice ferry ride from Tallinn to Helsinki and back, but avoid booking your tickets with directferry.com! A lot of confusion. They didn't send me my booking confirmation, although they immediately deducted the money from my account and after they finally managed to confirm the booking, which took many days, they asked me for more money! I thought that was unacceptable and I refused, since I already had paid for my tickets. Didn't hear from them again and the booking was fine. Strange and unpleasant experience.

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    Reviewed 10 August 2015 by Kati Kriik who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Affordable and comfortable "

    Really happy with the the price for a two-way trip from Tallinn to Helsinki. Just one word of advice: although the weather was really good (25+ degrees celsius), it does get really cold on deck when on the open water. Facilities were good, staff was friendly and the boat was even quicker than expected.

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    Reviewed 09 August 2015 by Frank who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Affordable and comfortable "

    Really happy with the the price for a two-way trip from Tallinn to Helsinki. Just one word of advice: although the weather was really good (25+ degrees celsius), it does get really cold on deck when on the open water. Facilities were good, staff was friendly and the boat was even quicker than expected.

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    Reviewed 09 August 2015 by Frank who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Efficient Service - but food quality can be improved"

    We took Tallink ferry services to and from Helsinki to Tallin. The ferry was spacious and there were plenty of areas to sit. The journey was only 2 hours duration and at the time the seas were relatively calm. Beware of FInns with luggage full of cheap alcohol esp. when boarding and alighting from the vessel. The food on board is of very ordinary quality (unlike Corsica-Sardinia Ferries) and is fairly pricey.

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    Reviewed 06 August 2015 by Christopher who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Smooth sailing"

    Everything went very smoothly indeed - from buying tickets here to the crossing itself.

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    Reviewed 05 August 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Great experience"

    Great site for planning, price comparing and ordering.

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    Reviewed 15 July 2015 by Arie who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Amazing day"

    this was the best choice and i would recommend to everyone to visit both tallinn and helsinki. It is easy, affordable and worth of visit.

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    Reviewed 30 June 2015 by Srdan who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Enjoyable !"

    A comfortable trip . Free WIFI. No reason to make a seating reservation or upgrade - enough comfortable seating in the large lounges.

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    Reviewed 26 June 2015 by Douglas Hamitlon who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Superstar is a better ship then the Star. "

    The Tallink Superstar was much better then the Tallink Star. On the Tallink Star seating was mostly for eating. Not enough seats. Back packers were sleeping in the Hall ways. Inside more seating or lounge/deck chairs would have been great.

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    Reviewed 24 June 2015 by Shaun who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Good value Day trip to Tallinn"

    Travelled to Tallinn for day from Helsinki. Very good value, comfortable ferry, plenty of room particularly on return. Ferries both on time, slightly early in fact. Only slight down side is that uses West Terminal at Helsinki, which is a tram ride from centre. However, I'd recommend a day trip to Tallinn this way for anybody wanting a day out from Helsinki.

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    Reviewed 18 June 2015 by Richard who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "MS Superstar"

    Very efficient and comfortable.

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    Reviewed 06 June 2015 by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Excellent Service"

    The service provided at the counter was fantastic. I missed my ferry as i ended up at the wrong terminal, and had to make my way to the correct ferry. However, i reached it exactly on time, only to see the ferry sail away. The lady at the counter was so friendly and accommodative. She comforted me and gave me several options to choose from and advised me genuinely. I didnt take note of her name, but i would really like to thank her. I cant comment on the food onboard as i didnt have any. Facilities were sufficient and comfortable for the short voyage. The ship was definitely clean. Toilets are 5 star :)

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    Reviewed 01 June 2015 by Ina who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "Enjoyable trip"

    I enjoyed the trip very much. Friendly staff with good competence. Good atmosphere and clean ship.

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    Reviewed 18 May 2015 by Frans who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "A Good Service"

    Overall an efficient ferry service. I would have liked to see some reclining chairs available without a premium. Having to be at the check-in one before departure for a foot passenger is too long

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    Reviewed 10 March 2015 by John who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "possitive references"

    I was travelling with Tallink from Tallin to Helsinki and back. Both time everything was ok. The only think I ve missed was "normal" food,snacks in store- fruits, joghurts. Whole trip doesnt last that long so even if u are hungry u can survive. Overall opinion- possitive,defenitely;)

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    Reviewed 09 February 2015 by Agnieszka who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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  • "travelling"

    the ship(s) were clean, efficient, well stocked. smooth sailing. boarding was a breeze, very quick and easy. offloading passengers a bit long. offloading cargo was quick. good lighting onboard. very convenient sailing schedules. any and all announcements made over the PA were made in multi language for all concerned to understand

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    Reviewed 21 December 2014 by Robert who travelled with Tallink Silja on Tallink Star

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