Silja Line

Finland

The original Silja Line was formed in 1957 as Ab Siljarederiet/Oy Siljavarustamo by the three shipping companies
co-operating between Sweden and Finland (Finland Line, Bore Line and Svea Line) to operate ferries
as opposed to the passenger ships of its parents. A marketing company using the Silja Line name was set up in 1970.
This company joined all ships of the four companies under its banner, and in the process, Siljarederiet was dissolved.
Bore Line left the group in 1980. Eventually, in 1992 Silja Line became the formal owner
of the ships previously owned by Effoa (Finland Line) and Johnson Line (which had acquired Svea Line).

Sailings June-August 1972
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Aallotar
Svea Regina
Stockholm, Helsinki
Fennia
Floria
Bore
Ilmatar
Svea Jarl
Stockholm, Turku
Nordia
Skandia
Norrtälje, Mariehamn, Turku
Nordia
Skandia
Norrtälje, Långnäs, Turku.
Return voyages: Turku, Mariehamn, Norrtälje.
Botnia Norrtälje, Mariehamn, Turku.
Return voyages: Turku, Långnäs, Norrtälje.
Bonanza Norrtälje, Mariehamn

Sailings September 1978-May 1979
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Wellamo
Bore Star
Stockholm, Helsinki
Bore I
Svea Corona
Fennia
Stockholm, Turku

Sailings June-August 1981
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finlandia
Silvia Regina
Silja Star
Stockholm, Helsinki
Svea Corona
Silja Star
Stockholm, Turku
Fennia Stockholm, Mariehamn, Turku.
Return voyages omitted Mariehamn.
Skandia Stockholm, Turku.
Return voyages called at Mariehamn.

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Sailings February-May 1982
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finlandia
Silvia Regina
Svea Corona
Silja Star
Stockholm, Helsinki
Silja Star Stockholm, Turku
Svea Corona
Fennia
Skandia
Stockholm, Mariehamn, Turku

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Finnjet-Silja Line
Sailings May 1, 1988-April 30, 1989 (issued November 1987)
Vessel(s) Ports of call
Finnjet Travemünde, Helsinki
Finlandia
Silvia Regina
Stockholm, Helsinki
Wellamo
Svea
Alternating voyages:

1)Stockholm, Mariehamn, Turku

2) Stockholm, Turku

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See the archives section for more brochures of Silja Line.

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Fakta om Fartyg/Facts about Ships has a page on Silja Line with photos and other details of the ships listed above.

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The Simplon Postcards website has pages on Silja Line with a brief history and many postcards/photos.

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This page last updated November 16, 2014.