24 November 2015

Silja Serenade in Helsinki, 23 November 2015

Silja Serenade

IMO 8715259
Built 1990, Masa-Yards Turku New Shipyard, Finland
Tonnage 58 376 GT
Length 203,03 m
Width 31,93 m
Draught 7,12 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 852 passengers
3 001 berths
410 cars
1 600 lane metres
4 Wärtsilä-Vasa diesels, combined 32 580 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 21 knots

The Silja Serenade returned from her most recent drydocking yesterday. In addition to changes to her interior (which were more extensive than the ones carried out on the Silja Symphony previously) the also received a new smiling seal logo on her funnel. While the old seal was painted on, the new one is made out of metal and has a rather attractice led lighting behind it, making it look very nice in the dark, as the following images, taken of the ship while moored at the Olympiaterminaali on the afternoon of 23 November 2015, show.

The new happy seal and a rather neat moon too, as photographed from Tähtitorninmäki.
Moving to Kauppatori, the Serenade is seen here with the local bunkering tanker Lotus.
Magazine cover potential here, methinks.
Another Serenade with a another ship shot, this time featuring the Suomenlinna ferry Suomenlinna II.
Next time: Magellan


  1. Nice shots, Kalle.
    Pretty cool that shining smiling seal !


    1. Thank you, glad you like them! The new funnel symbol does look very nice, hopefully they'll add a similar backlight to the Symphony's funnel too when she had her docking.