MS Nord Estonia

The cruise ferry Nord Estonia was built in 1974 as Dana Regina and renovated in 1998 and 2002. During the years 1993–1994 she served under the name of Thor Heyerdahl. For the first time the vessel came to Estonia in June 1990 as Swedish-flagged and called Nord Estonia to commence traffic on the line Tallinn-Stockholm. At the beginning of February 1993 she was replaced by the MS Estonia.

The second time the vessel arrived in Estonia in May 1994 when she started her service on the line Tallinn-Helsinki as Estonian-flagged and called Vana Tallinn. To serve on the line Riga-Stockholm the vessel got the Latvian flag. Her last line was  Riga–Stockholm, but in August  2008 she was replaced by Silja Festival during the renewal of the Latvian–Swedish line. The vessel belongs to the Estonian ferry company Tallink.

  • Nord Estonia © Jan LindahlNord Estonia © Jan Lindahl

Length: 153,8 m
Breadth: 22,3 m
Draught: 6 m
Gross tonnage: 10,002 t  
Passengers: 1,500
Cabin beds: 858
Vehicles: 370
Freight capacity: 600 lane metres
Main engine: 12,946 kW
Speed: 18 knots