St. Peter Line (shipping company, which operates services from Helsinki, St Petersburg and Stockholm) is planning to open a new visa free ferry line “Stockholm – St. Petersburg ” in spring 2011. Passengers from all over the world will be allowed to stay in St-Petersburg within 72 hours without Russian visa.
The recently renovated ferry, which got the name “Princess Anastasia”, meets all the requirements of safety and environment protection. It is a modern passenger ferry with gross tonnage of 38000, accommodation capacity up to 2353 passengers. The cruise ferry features 834 cabins of different types and price categories, the car deck can accommodate up to 580 vehicles.
The journey will take approximately 25 hours. The ferry will operate twice a week. Weekend trips are scheduled to make stops in Tallinn on the way from Stockholm to St. Petersburg.