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St. Peter Line rannikko

m/v "Princess Maria"

Year built

1981, in Finland


1990, 1997, 2000, 2009

Passenger capacity


Vehicle capacity

395 cars

Number of  cabins



168,05 m

Max. speed

21,2 knots


  • Internet cafe
  • Sauna and swimming pool
  • Children’s room
  • Karaoke bar
  • Duty-free shop
  • Conference rooms 

Restaurants and bars:
Seven Seas - buffet restaurant
Grill bar - ( from 23:00 to 02:00)
Explorer's - A la Carte restaurant  
Bake & Coffee  cafe
Force 7 – disco bar
Navigator - English  pub 
Columbus - night club  
Mermaid barSky Bar
- open terrace

Shuttle Bus:
Hop on – Hop off shuttle buses operate between the Ferry terminal and downtown St. Petersburg.
Shuttle bus route:

  • Marine Terminal
  • Sokos Hotel Vasilievksy
  • University embankment
  • Sokos Hotel Palace Bridge
  • Hermitage
  • Square of Arts
  • Hermitage
  • University embankment
  • Marine Terminal

Please note: Travelers without visas are required to carry their shuttle bus ticket and passport at all times while in St. Petersburg.

Check-in info:

Helsinki - LÄNSITERMINAALI (West Terminal), address: Tyynenmerenkatu 8, 00220 Helsinki
Check-in ends one hour prior to scheduled departure. Please note that you need a visa if traveling with a vehicle.

St. Petersburg - Morskoi Vokzal, address: V.O., pl. Morskoi Slavy, 1.
Passengers travelling with/without vehicles: 15:00-18:00.

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Visa-free cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg

Travelling by sea always leaves unforgettable memories, because unlike in the other vehicles - ferries and ships introduce a wide range of services. So, your vacation begins as soon as you step on the board of a comfortable vessel.

In April, 2010 this visa-free ferry communication between Russia and Finland was opened. Tourists from all the countries of the world can arrive at the cultural capital of Russia - St. Petersburg and other cities of Russia without visas for the period of no more than 72 hours.

There have been accepted special legislation changes in accordance to which the passengers of Cruise from Helsinki to St. Petersburg may stay on the territory of the Russian Federation without visas.

The route St. Peter Line provides a high level of safety, moreover there is a big restaurant on the board of the ferry. Every evening those who will have a wish to come and have dinner there, will be delighted to know that there are special concert and entertainment programs there. Helsinki – St. Petersburg Cruise provides the passengers with a vessel of a good quality. Princess Maria ferry is a modern passenger ferry, passenger capacity of which equals to 1638 passengers. On the board of Petersburg - Helsinki ferry there are 606 cabins of different classes and price categories, the automobile deck of the ferry can contain to 395 cars. Princess Maria ferry provides the tourists with fine conditions for traveling between St. Petersburg and Helsinki and also there are also mini-cruises to the eastern part of Baltic sea.

The new ferry line becomes the most accessible and comfortable way of traveling on the route Helsinki - St. Petersburg. It will allow strengthening economic, cultural and trading relations between two countries. Cruises from Helsinki are sailed every two days. The cruise itself takes no more than 14 hours.

Since the ferries carry people from Helsinki to St. Petersburg for a relatively short period of time, the condition of the travel is more than just good. St Peter Line routes introduce various types of cabins and also supply you with various services that you may need during the cruise.

Shore excursions St. Petersburg Russia - TourDeForce.Travel Official agent of St. Peter Line