Wartsila Turku Shipyards Delivers Superferry 'Silvia Regina'

The Wartsila Turku Shipyards in Finland recently delivered the car/passenger ferry Silvia Regina (shown above) to Stockholms Rederi A /B Svea. Under the management of Silja Line of Abo, Finland, the new vessel will operate on the Helsinki-Stockholm route. At 25,680 grt and with 1,601 beds, the Silvia Regina and sister ship Finlandia are the biggest car/passenger ferries in the world. Total carrying capacity of each vessel is 2,000 passengers and 480 cars or 70 trailers.

Each of the 647 cabins is furnished with two beds side by side; some cabins have an additional Pullman bed. The cabins range in size from 9 to 12 to 20 square meters. Each is equipped with shower, toilet, radio, and automatic alarm. The larger cabins also have internal telephone service.

Exceptional noise insulation has been achieved by the use of sandwich type internal bulkheads consisting of rock wool insulation between sheet steel plates that are coated with polyvinyl chloride.

On Decks 7 and 8 are the Maxim restaurants. The Maxim a la Carte, Maxim Grill, and Maxim Special are on Deck 7. On Deck 8 are the Maxim Terrace and the Silja Club for 150 guests. Also located on Deck 7 is the selfservice Silja Tavern. The wide Arcade, with seating groups against the ship's sides and a taxfree shop on the inside, connects the Silja Tavern and Maxim a la Carte.

Deck 9 contains conference spaces with audiovisual equipment, conference hostess, and first-class service for 250 passengers.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 8,  Jul 1981

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