Helsinki, the capital of Finland is a busy cruise port during the summer months (largely thanks to the vicinity of St. Petersburg). In addition to this the city is also a busy ferry port, with at least eight ferries visiting the cityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s three harbours on any given day around the year.
June 22 was the busiest day of the year in the Port of Helsinki at least as far as cruise ships were concerned, with a total of six cruise ships visiting. In the South Harbour were the KRISTINA KATARINA, SEVEN SEAS VOYAGER and SEABOURN SOJOURN, while the West Harbour hosted the MARINA, ROTTERDAM and COSTA LUMINOSA. To document the event at least in part I decided to head to the West Harbour, where in addition to the three cruise ships four ferries would call during the evening: TallinkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s BALTIC PRINCESS, SUPERSTAR and STAR, as well as EckerÃƒÂ¶ LineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s NORDLANDIA. In a space of three hours, I managed to photograph all seven ships either departing or arriving Read more