MS Romantika (Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian "Romantika" means "Romance" in English) is a cruiseferry operated by the Estonian ferry company Tallink on a route connecting Stockholm, Sweden to Riga, Latvia. She was built in 2002 by Aker Finnyards, Rauma and she was the first ever newbuilding to be delivered to Tallink. Between 2002 and 2006 the Romantika was used on the Helsinki–Tallinn route, until she was replaced by the new MS Galaxy. After this she was transferred to the Tallinn–Stockholm route, sailing parallel with her sister MS Victoria I.

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MS Romantika in Stockholm, August 2019
Name: MS Romantika
Owner: Tallink
Operator: Tallink
Port of registry:
Route: Riga–Stockholm
Ordered: 30 August 2000[1]
Builder: Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland[1]
Yard number: 433[1]
Laid down: 23 May 2001[1]
Launched: 14 December 2001[1]
Christened: 14 December 2001[1]
Acquired: 10 May 2002[1]
In service: 21 May 2002[1]
Status: In service
General characteristics [1]
Class and type: Romantika-class ferry
  • 40,803 GT
  • 4,500 t DWT
Length: 192.90 m (632 ft 10 in)
Beam: 29.00 m (95 ft 2 in)
Draught: 6.50 m (21 ft 4 in)
Ice class: 1 A Super[citation needed]
Installed power: 4 × Wärtsilä 16V32 diesels, combined 26,240 kW (35,190 hp)
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
  • 2,500 passengers
  • 2,172 passenger berths
  • 300 cars
  • 1,000 lanemeters

After the delivery of MS Baltic Queen the Romantika was transferred to the Stockholm–Riga route in May 2009.[2] Simultaneously with this she was changed from Estonian to Latvian registry. When the MS Silja Europa was chartered out from Tallink service in August 2014, the Romantika returned to the Tallinn–Mariehamn–Stockholm route.[1]

In December 2016, with the return of Silja Europa, Tallink reorganized the routes of their ferries and Romantika was transferred to the Stockholm - Riga route from December 12.[3]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Asklander, Micke. "M/S Romantika (2002)". Fakta om Fartyg (in Swedish). Retrieved 2009-05-13.
  2. ^ "Tallink company presentation" (PDF). Tallink. Tallink. 2008-11-18. Retrieved 2008-11-18.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "The archive of Tallink's press releases". Tallink. Tallink.

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