Those interested in more than just photographs can also read my trip report from the ship at MaritimeMatters here.
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
Draught 7 m
1950 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 50 400 kW
2 bow thrusters
Speed 27 knots
It might be of interest to compare the images in this entry with the images taken of the still-incomplete interior of the ship a month before as featured in the previous Finlandia entry.
All photographs below were taken on 23 January 2013. Click on the images to see them in larger size.
Deck 9 houses the bridge, sun deck and the upper level of Cafeteria Satama.
|As is often the case in my photographs, a not-very-sunny suc deck.|
|The ship's pool in the shape of Moby Lines' whale was undoubtedly useful in the Mediterranean, but for the Baltic is was plated over. I guess you can sit on the edge of that thing? During summertime at least, it's bound to be very cold right now.|
Deck 8 houses the principal public rooms, from fore to aft: Bar Nosturi (which extends down to deck 7), Pub Jätkäsaari, Pub Telakka, Shop Bellezza, Bar Naissaar, Buffet Eckerö, and Cafeteria Satama.
|Bar Nosturi as seen from deck 7.|
|The mezzanine level between decks 7 and 8.|
|View down from deck 8, with the band just finishing their set after arrival in Tallinn-|
|The aft seating area of Bar Nosturi. Due the layout of the room this space doesn't really give much views forward and you can't hear the music too well either.|
|Pub Jätkäsaari looks much better with the chairs unwrapped...|
|...but the same cannot be said of Pub Telakka.|
|Another Pub Telakka shot, facing forward and towards the bar.|
|My favourite space onboard in terms of decor: Bar Naissaar.|
|Alas, the chairs were rather uncomfortable due to being quite small. And while I liked the space, my wife disliked it due to the "grandmotherly" carpet patterns.|
|Naissaar ceiling light detail.|
|The blue staircase, located between Bar Naissaar and Buffet Eckerö.|
|The aft part of Buffet Eckerö. The blue leaf decor in the ceiling is a remnant from the ship's previous incatnation as the Moby Freedom, and the current decor of the space has been inspired by the leaf.|
|The forward part of Buffet Eckerö. In the background on the left is the servery area for warm foods, desserts and drinks. The servery area for starters is out-of-frame to the right.|
|The main level of Cafeteria Satama, as seen from the balcony level.|
|The multipurpose room port and forward of Cafeteria Satama's main space. This area serves either as a part of the buffet (accessible from the door at the back) or the cafeteria depending on the need.|
|The same space, viewed aft towards the cafeteria. The chairs here - as those in Bar Nosturi - are Moby Freedom originals that have simply been reupholstered.|
|Another lamp close-up, this time the floral-shaped lamp in the Satama multi-purpose room.|
|The balcony level of Cafeteria Satama on deck 9.|
Deck 6 has the EckeröMarket, Extra Class lounge (see the previous entry for photos of these), entrance vestibule and cabins.
|The entrance vestibule.|
|The yellow (midship) staircase on deck 6.|