Princess Maria ferry: reviews and schedule. Cruises on the ferry "Princess Mary"

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Princess Maria ferry: reviews and schedule. Cruises on the ferry "Princess Mary"
Princess Maria ferry: reviews and schedule. Cruises on the ferry "Princess Mary"

The large cruise ferry "Princess Maria" makes regular flights, the route of which runs from St. Petersburg to Helsinki.


The ferry "Princess Maria" was built in 1981 at the Finnish shipyard Perno. Its original name is "MS Finlandia". In terms of volume, capacity, as well as the number of beds, it was the largest ferry in the world at the time. In addition, it was also wide. This dimension allowed to take on board the maximum number of cars.

However, the "fat" ferry was very difficult to manage, especially in winter. This fact was the reason that MS Finlandia, after eight months of its operation, was sent to the Perno shipyard, from where it began its journey. There it was reconstructed, giving more elegant forms. In addition, restaurants were refurbished at the Helsinki shipyard in 1985, the interior was changed and additional cabins were added.


In the fall of 1988, MS Finlandia changed hands. The ferry was owned by Suomen Yritysrahoitus. In early May 1990, MS Finlandia was renamed MS Queen of Scandinavia. A month later, it was acquired by DFDS,which used the ferry on the line from Copenhagen to Oslo via Helsinki.

"Queen of Scandinavia" in 2000 again underwent reconstruction. This time it was carried out at the Polish shipyard in Gdynia. From 2001 to 2007, the modern ferry ran on the Newcastle-Eymenden route, after which it began to carry passengers from Newcastle to Haugesund, calling at Stavanger and Bergen.

In February 2009, the Swiss Harbor of Oskarshamn began using the ferry as housing for workers. In December of the same year, the Danish police chartered the vessel, placing it in Copenhagen.

St. Peter Line, the ferry was acquired in 2010. The vessel began to be used on the route from Helsinki to St. Petersburg, giving it a new name. With the spring navigation of 2010, the ferry "Princess Maria" began its new life.


St. Peter Line" offers its customers a great vacation on board a comfortable ferry. Passengers will find cozy cabins of various classes, restaurants, bars, cinema halls, an aqua zone, a Duty Free shop, and a children's club. There is a casino "Captain Nemo" on the ship, the bulk of the profits of which go to charity.


The ferry "Princess Mary" takes on board up to 1600 passengers. Up to 395 cars can be accommodated on her car deck.

How Princess Mary walks

The ferry schedule has a permanent. It runs from St. Petersburg to Helsinki every other day. Departure time varies depending on the season -19.00 or 20.00. In Helsinki, the ferry arrives at the West Terminal (Länsiterminaali). According to local time, he is met at eight in the morning. Until 7 pm, passengers can visit the sights and shops of the Finnish capital, and then the Princess Maria ferry leaves for the starting point of its route.

Explorers Restaurant

Cruising on the Princess Mary ferry is an amazing and unforgettable experience. On the seventh deck, the Explorers restaurant is open for passengers. Marine decorations are used in the decoration of its walls. Blue carpets and tablecloths of the same color are pleasing to the eyes of guests, on which light from stained glass lamps gently falls.


The chef of the restaurant offers Russian guests a menu containing French and Italian delicacies. Among his dishes are venison, whitefish baked with Provence potatoes, and zucchini tagliatelle.

For guests from abroad, the restaurant offers traditional Russian cuisine. These are Siberian dumplings and beluga caviar, various pickles and snacks, the famous borscht and Kiev cutlets. In other words, everything that is the culinary hallmark of our country.

There are also gourmet dishes in the restaurant. This is the Princess Mary salad, which includes warm goat cheese, as well as a steak of the same name.

The most delicate dessert "Romanovsky" has an unforgettable taste. These are pancakes with strawberries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, the cooking method of which was recreated according to the chef's recipe.royal family.

Various in the restaurant and the wine list. Fine Italian, French, Australian and Chilean drinks are served here.


Cruises on the ferry "Princess Mary" will undoubtedly be remembered by the visitors of the "7 Seas" restaurant. Its format is a rich buffet that pleases passengers with a variety of salads, appetizers, hot dishes and seafood.

Princess Mary cabins
Princess Mary cabins

At the 7 Seas Restaurant, every guest can be creative in creating their own dinner. Vegetarians, gourmets, and those on a special diet can combine dishes to their liking. Dinner includes unlimited red and white wine. Additionally, a glass of champagne or a glass of vodka is also served here.


There are a lot of gambling entertainments on board the ferry. The casino "Captain Nemo" has slot machines and roulette. You can also spend time in this establishment playing popular card games.

The casino has a certain betting limit. On roulette it is one euro, and in playing cards it is ten. Slot machine denominations start with euro cents (one, two or five).

Casino lovers on the ferry are advised to purchase a special tour. Depending on the deposit made by the client, he is offered certain services of this institution. The prepaid amount can be five hundred euros, as well as one, three or five thousand.

High rollers are accommodated in Deluxe class cabins, provided with breakfasts and dinners in the restaurant. Included in the depositfree shuttle to the station. At the same time, program participants, regardless of the level of payment, can spend at least four hours at the gaming table. For fans of sports poker, Texas Hold'em tournaments are held.

Gambling fans are given the right to become a member of the Captain's Club. Its members have the opportunity to participate in promotions, receive bonuses and discounts in bars and restaurants. They also enjoy other privileges.

Ferry cabins

"Princess Mary" offers its passengers a comfortable time. At the same time, cozy cabins are provided for clients. Depending on the cost of the purchased vouchers, passengers can be accommodated in B-class cabins. They are located on the fourth, fifth and sixth decks. This type of cabin is designed to accommodate two or four people and is equipped with a bathroom and air conditioning. Without a doubt, the B-class is a wonderful combination of quality and price.

Princess Mary ferry cruises
Princess Mary ferry cruises

There are other cabins on the same decks. They are classified as class A. These rooms are provided with a wardrobe, air conditioning and a bathroom. From these cabins at night you can admire the magnificence of the starry sky, and in the morning you can enjoy the gentle rays of the sun.

The most comfortable in the middle price range are accommodations for A-Deluxe type passengers. These cabins, located on the fifth deck, have lounge areas equipped with a coffee table, armchair, sofa and air conditioning. The bathroom has a hairdryer. In the price of these cabinsincludes breakfast in the restaurant.

ferry princess mary reviews
ferry princess mary reviews

The next type of passenger room is Deluxe. They are located on the sixth deck of the ferry. The walls of these cabins are decorated with paintings by marine painters. It offers guests - air conditioning and hairdryer, mini-bar and LCD TV, glass coffee table and soft comfortable chairs. The price of the cabin includes breakfast with caviar and champagne.

Where can I spend time on board?

All passengers who have purchased tickets for the Princess Maria ferry leave only positive reviews. Numerous services offered by holiday organizers delight everyone without exception. Passengers can use the gym and swimming pool. To services of vacationers - Finnish sauna and bars. There are playrooms for children.

Tobacco and strong alcohol connoisseurs are waiting for a cigarette bar. In a nightclub you can become a spectator of the show program. For passengers, there are two cinemas with a capacity of up to two hundred and thirty guests. Here you can watch movies in 3D.