As a result of the Finnish government’s decision on May 4, 2020 to gradually ease some of the restrictions related to the Covid-19 coronavirus, starting May 14 Viking Line will open up passenger service again for essential traffic. Essential traffic includes travel for work and other travel defined by the authorities. 

Viking Line to open up passenger service again for essential traffic
Caption: Passenger/Ro-Ro Cargo Ship Amorella - Image courtesy of Arjan Elmendorp

“We recommend that all passengers familiarize themselves with the instructions issued by the authorities prior to travelling. The restrictions are in effect until May 31, 2020.”

Four of Viking Line’s seven vessels will continue their service between Finland and Sweden, the Åland Islands and Estonia. People will be able to continue travelling as usual between the Finnish mainland and Åland. The new regulations enter into effect on May 14, 2020.  

“We are pleased that the decision has now been made to partly ease travel restrictions. It is extremely important to maintain vital social functions by allowing essential service between these countries. We look forward to resuming our normal service with the hope that this can take place in time for our peak summer season. We are working in close collaboration with the authorities in charge to ensure that all forms of travel are carried out in a safe and secure manner. Taking a holiday locally is something that we expect will be attractive going forward. We believe that trips to our destinations and, above all, to and through the Baltic Sea archipelagos will experience a renaissance,” says Jan Hanses, president and CEO of Viking Line.

Viking Line’s service until May 31, 2020:

Turku – Åland – Stockholm

M/S Viking Grace and M/S Amorella will operate according to the following timetable:


M/S Rosella will operate between Mariehamn and Kapellskär on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday according to the following timetable:


M/S Gabriella will operate between Helsinki and Tallinn according to the following timetable:

Suspend service:

  • Service between Helsinki and Stockholm will be suspended until at least May 31, 2020.
  • Cruises from Stockholm to Mariehamn with M/S Viking Cinderella will be suspended until at least June 15, 2020.
  • Viking XPRS, which normally operates between Helsinki and Tallinn, will be out of service until at least May 31, 2020.

Viking Line will contact those passengers affected by the timetable changes. Booked trips can be rebooked or cancelled at no cost. Passengers are advised to wait to be contacted given the great pressure on customer service. More information about repayment and rebooking can be found on Viking Line websites.

For Viking Line's current fleet and operated passenger shipping routes see at CruiseMapper's cruiseferries hub