The Silja Galaxy is the floating entertainment centre of the Baltic Sea! With her 1000 cabins the M/S Galaxy can easily accommodate 2800 passengers and as you would expect of the Silja Line brand, the onboard facilities are among the best around. There’s a choice of a la carte and self-service restaurants, numerous bars, night clubs, a shopping mall, a children’s play area, an excellent sauna department with a pool, a modern conference room and more.
There are more than 1000 cabins onboard ranging from spacious balcony suites to standard inside cabins. All cabins are en-suite with a TV and specially adapted cabins for disabled passengers and allergy-friendly cabins are also available.
Dining onboard the Silja Galaxy is an unforgettable experience! The Happy Lobster restaurant offers a high class and versatile seafood menu with a fabulous selection of wine. The brand new Tavoláta restaurant offers a fine array of Italian cuisine, while in the Grill House you’ll find great food on a hefty menu in a relaxed atmosphere. For a wide variety head to the newly renovated Grande Buffet which offers delicious dishes to suit every taste – all in front of a magnificent sea view. The Cafeteria gives you the option of something small and light, and the brand new Fast Lane restaurant is the perfect choice for either a quick snack, or a relaxed meal.
When it comes to drinking venues the Silja Galaxy doesn’t disappoint with its large choice of pubs, bars and clubs. The warm hearted Pub Tallink is a relaxed living room selling full-bodied beers and fresh ciders. In the all-white Piano Bar you’ll find an excellent place to sit and enjoy the evening listening to good quality music whilst sipping your favourite drinks. The 40-seat cosy Cigar Club has comfortable hefty lounge chairs, a wide cigar selection and inviting decoration which will enchant not only the cigar lovers. The wonderfully decorated Wine Bar is the perfect place to enjoy the crossing with a glass of wine selected from a fine menu. Next to the Wine Bar you’ll find the classy Whisky Bar where sipping and sniffing of whisky rarities from around the world takes place.
For entertainment, the Art Deco style Starlight night club has recently been renovated, and provides magnificent surroundings with glamorously entertaining shows. In Disco Zenith passengers dance till dawn with the best hit music while in the bow of the ship Moonlight Dance Bar offers diverse selection of the best dance hits from the golden times of disco to modern day.
Shopping is an essential part of the Silja Galaxy experience. Food, sweets and drinks are sold in the tax free Supermarket, cosmetics and perfumes are on offer in the Cosmetic Boutique and clothes, fashion and souvenirs in the Boutique. There is also the brand new Gifts and Toys shop, which offers a variety of souvenirs for you to purchase, as well as the whole of the new Fashion Street, which hosts a variety of different shops for you to visit, such as Superdry and Desigual.
Silja Galaxy offers wonderful onboard entertainment during the crossing ranging from the hottest artist and party bands to troubadours turning your ferry crossing into a real cruising atmosphere.
The Sauna department makes a pleasant voyage even more enjoyable. The beautifully built sauna department has two private saunas, public saunas and pools for both children and adults.
Silja Galaxy is a ship for the whole family and especially for children. There is now a dedicated area for children to play and have fun, called Silja Land, and is the perfect place for your child to have all the fun they could need. During the school holidays the Galaxy features special entertainment programs for children with dedicated staff on hand to organise all kinds of activities during the trip.
Please Note: Whilst we have taken great care in making our Galaxy guide as accurate as possible, onboard facilities, services and entertainment may vary depending on the date and time of year that you travel, facilities mentioned may change without notification and ferry companies reserve the right to operate vessels other than those mentioned at time of booking without prior notification.
98% of our customers recommended this ship
Everything was perfect
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"Opinion about Turku-Stockholm"
This was the first experience and all was great.
Reviewed by Adrian-ioan who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"one day to Stockholm "
Was nice and especially cheap travel with Tallink Silja!
Reviewed by Alessia who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"Awesome experience "
I travelled from Turku to Stockholm and it was an awesome experience.. starlight bar was an amazing place to bring all the people in the cruise to one place. Amazing music, clean facilities. Few more mobile charging points across the cruise might have helped. Definitely worth a trip.
Reviewed by Sathya who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"Stockholm to Turku 9 Apr"
Great trip, but could would be god to have smokers confined to certain areas. As a non-smoker, going onto the deck for fresh air and the views was often marred by smokers pollution. Otherwise, all good, an enjoyable trip, with good catering.
Reviewed by David who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
Very good option to ttavel between Sto and Finland Clean ship and cabins. I think it is the best option. Better than the other company
Reviewed by Jorge Otavio who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"Traveling by cruise "
Every thing was perfect
Reviewed by Kaleem Khan who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"Warning Economy Class Travel - Noise "
All E-Class Cabins are over the Nightclub / Disco. I did not realise this when I booked. I am a seasoned traveler and used to noise, so I go packed with ear plugs. WOW, these cabins are directly above the speakers. Not only is the music very very very loud you also feel the thumping base come up through the floor and through the bed. Luckily I was able to change cabins at the cost of Euro 10. The staff were polite and explained that the web site does say there can be noise heard in these cabins. Checking the Silja Line web site it says : "E-CLASS Due to cabin location you may experience some noise." There is no "may" about it, the noise is there every night and intolerable. Otherwise, very nice cabins and very good services on the ship. The restaurants serve excellent food, I was very impressed, although they can be busy. A good service to travel on, just don't book E-Class.
Reviewed by Ian who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
Everything was perfect. Clean cabin, сourteous staff, kid room.
Reviewed by Sergey who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
Ultra modern with excellent facilities and high standard of service
Reviewed by Ben who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"Wonderful wxperience and a surprise"
The cabin n view passing the Archipelago were incredible as was the food served on board. The quality of the steak was equal to that at a Michelin star restaurant, we know as we have been to some. The whole experience was a delightful surprise.
Reviewed by Stephen who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
Pleasant journey both ways, I can recommend the Happy Lobster for a great meal.
Reviewed by John Houston who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"Ups and downs - or downs and ups."
Things seemed fine at booking. However, arriving at check-in it was discovered that Direct Ferries had booked me on a daytime ferry although I had emails confirming an overnight ferry with cabin. Tallink Silja managed to get me a cabin and the rest of the trip was excellent.
Reviewed by Ewan who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
I have been blessed to have visited some extraordinary places in different parts of the world, but this 12-hour long crossing of Turku and Stockholm enchanting Islands is simply dazzling and spellbinding. Wonderful Galaxy Ferry. Extremally affable and helpful Steward Yonas at the Information Desk. Thank you Tallink Silja for this amazing experience. I do dream to repete this adventure in the future.
Reviewed by Marian who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
Good trip nice food. I was not very happy with the cabin. However I know the cabin on deck 5 are not as comfortable and nice as on the other decks higher up
Reviewed by Charlie who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
My wife and I took the day ferry and enjoyed the views of the scenic islands along the way. The cruise ship was fantastic and the cabin that we had was lovely. The ticket that we bought had breakfast included and also there were vouchers with cash value that could be used at the restaurants. The friendly staff made the experience even better...overall we enjoyed every bit of the trip!
Reviewed by JMF who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"Helsinki - Tallin"
Nice trip, nothing special to say. Good price for value! I would recommend
Reviewed by Rosario who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"Good Experience Booking with Direct Ferries"
I'm so glad I didn't read the reviews before I booked my ferry tickets! However I didn't and went ahead and booked a ferry from Stockholm to Turku and a return from Helsinki to Stockholm. Everything went perfectly. I chose the dates, paid the money and printed off my tickets for each leg of the journey. When I turned up to check in for each journey, everything went like clockwork. I've had a very good experience with Direct Ferries. As regards the ferries themselves, they were pretty similar though I preferred the Stockholm-Turku sailing because I got a cabin with a porthole. I wouldn't have thought it'd make such a difference but the cabin I had without a porthole was quite claustrophobic and it wasn't such a nice experience.
Reviewed by Anonymous who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"A new experience "
A huge new hotel ship with entertainment throughout the day, and many other quality facilities to make this ten hours long journey to slide along the archipelago first of Turku and then Stockholm, after a short stop at Aland!
Reviewed by Gerhard who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy
"A most enjoyable trip for a first timer"
Could not fault the ferry, staff or journey... No hassle booking either.... 10/10
Reviewed by John Paul who travelled with Tallink Silja on Galaxy