Ferry Travemünde to Sweden

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Jan 15th, 2005, 01:16 PM
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Ferry Travemünde to Sweden

could someone advise the best options for ferry transportation between Travemünde, Germany & Southern Sweden?
My criteria are (1) safety, (2)comfort & (3) price. I will travel by car.
Currently I have located only the TT-Line.
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Jan 15th, 2005, 01:19 PM
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TT-fleet is modern comfortable - so a very goog option. I would recommend it its a scandinavian based company - friendly stuff, effecient - u will enjoy your trip
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Jan 15th, 2005, 01:19 PM
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P.S.: scandinavia is no cheap place
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Jan 15th, 2005, 02:12 PM
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tgnych,

whereas former poster "confidential" is correct about the TT-Ferries being modern, he is wrong about TT-Line's nationality. It is a Hamburg based and thus German shipping company.
They are the only ferry service between Travemuende and Southern Sweden, Trelleborg that is.
Currently they run 4 ships on that route. Transfer time is approx. 7 hours.
While all four ferries are of the Ro/Pax type (i.e. transporting a lot of trucks), the "Nils Holgersson" and "Peter Pan" ferries are the more comfortable ones and geared a bit more towards tourists.
The "Nils Dacke" and "Robin Hood" ferries are geared a bit more towards trucks and their drivers, but leave on hours usually a bit more inconvenient for tourists anyway.

Your alternative might be crossing over to Trelleborg from Rostock. TT-Line is also in the business there offering two ships, the "Huckleberry Finn" and "Tom Sawyer". These are Ro/Pax ferries, too, but a bit older than the others and slightly less comfortable.
Scandlines also operates on this route (with two ships, "Skane" and "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern"), but TT-Line is likely to offer a bit more upscale service.

Another possibility would be to use Swedish Stena Line from Kiel to Gothenburg. Two ships on this route. They are ferries focused on tourist passengers, but are a bit older. TT-Line might just be your best bet.

Here are links to the shipping companies:

http://www.ttline.com/ENGLISH/fnp_start04e.htm

http://www.scandlines.de/en/main.htm

http://www7.stenaline.co.uk/servlet/....language.id=2

Enjoy your planning!
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Jan 15th, 2005, 02:23 PM
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Thank you for correction - STENA line was the one. I really belvied TT was also a swedish one. What about color line - Kiel-Oslo overnite is also challenging !
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Jan 15th, 2005, 02:31 PM
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confidential,

sure Color Line is attractive, esp. since they just introduced the Color Fantasy as the world's largest ferry featuring cruise- like comfort and amenities.
The only drawback is that they go to Oslo, Norway and not to Southern Sweden and these regions are pretty far apart...;-)

An alternative I forgot would be to go by car or train to Puttgarden, Germany (island of Fehmarn), cross over toe Roedby by ferry there (Scandlines are running 4 ferries 24/7, transfer time about 45 min.), then proceed North through the Danish islands of Lolland and Zealand and then cross the Oeresund via toll bridge. A lot more driving, though.

TT-Line's fleet in fact is the one of the most modern and they keep getting awards for ecological efforts and service.
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Jan 15th, 2005, 03:02 PM
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On a Swedish Ships enthusiasts forum called "Landgangen", there are some pretty recent pictures available from TT-Line' Peter Pan's interior (which resembles that of its sister Nils Holgersson):

http://www.f24.parsimony.net/forum58...ages/80390.htm

http://www.f24.parsimony.net/forum58...ages/80389.htm

I would advise on booking an exterior cabin, i.e. one with a window (I am a bit claustrophobic), as these offer nice views and are slightly more comfortable than the interior ones. Should you decide on a day crossing leaving at 10.00 h, you might be able to make do without a cabin altogether, though.

Regarding safety: You certainly can trust TT-Line. Their ships were built on German and Finnish shipyards and meet all safety criteria. The Peter Pan and Nils Holgersson ferries were delivered in 2001 only, Nils Dacke and Robin Hood were delivered in 1995 and the two Rostock bound ferries date back to 1989, but underwent complete restoration in 2001.
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Jan 16th, 2005, 07:25 AM
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thks to all of you for these interesting info.
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