Name history: Moby Freedom, Freedom, Finlandia
Built 2001 Daewoo Shipbuilding & Heavy Machinery Okpo, South Korea
Tonnage 36 093 GT
Length 175 m
Width 27,60 m
Draft 7 m
Ice class 1B
2 080 passengers
1 190 passenger berths*
1 808 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 50 400 kW
2 bow thrusters
Speed 27 knots
* = The berths figure is for the ship as originally built. In 2015, a number of cabins were converted into public rooms, so this figure is no longer correct, but none of the sources at my disposal were able to provide an up-to-date figure.
For a history of the Finlandia, see the previous entry on her.
The photos below show the Finlandia at, and departing from, Helsinki Länsisatama (West Harbour) in the afternoon of 14 September 2018. Photographed from Vattuniemi. As always, click on the images to see them in larger size.
|The two faces of Helsinki: industry and nature. And ferries and (just visible behind the ship) modernist architecture. So... four faces?|
|Notice the window frames of the big forward window are now painted blue, instead of the original white.|
|I haven't done too many direct side views in this blog. But here's one.|
|Note the seagulls and the ship's name aft, added some time during this summer.|
|Slightly different point of view from the usual, with Sisä-Hattu there in front, rather than under, the camera.|