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).
See the archives section for more brochures of Silja Line.
Fakta om Fartyg/Facts about Ships
has a page on Silja Line
with photos and other details of the ships listed above.
The Simplon Postcards website
has pages on Silja Line
with a brief history and many postcards/photos.
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 July 28, 2015.