- The cruise ferry GALAXY stopped operating on the Turku-Stockholm route in September 2022 due to the charter contract with The Netherlands..
- The January Estonia-Finland results reflect operations of shuttle services including new shuttle Mystar that was added to the route from 13 December 2022. The cruise ferry SILJA EUROPA stopped operating on the Tallinn-Helsinki route in August 2022 due to a charter contract with The Netherlands.
Messina-based Caronte&Tourist group charters ro-pax GALAXY for four months.
She will soon be deployed by subsidiary Siremar.
This 1979-built ferry is owned by A-Ships Management.
Ferrando & Massone of Genoa were the shipbrokers.
GALAXY is expected to enter service from February on the maritime link with Sicily and will replace some of the company’s ships soon to be stopped for maintenance works.
The departure of Tallink Silja’s ferry GALAXY (see this news here) from Turku could leave a gap of millions in the port’s income if it turns out to be permanent, estimates Turku Satama Oy CEO Erik Söderholm.