Skip to content
  • Press release

From Maiden Voyage to Easter: Finncanopus’ successful inaugural month

Finnlines Plc, Press release, Helsinki, 20 March 2024

Finnlines has welcomed two newly built ships in the Superstar class to its fleet, Finnsirius in September 2023 and Finncanopus on 16 February this year. The Superstar vessels have replaced two smaller ones and they offer upgraded services on the route between Finland and Sweden via Åland. One month after the launch of newcomer Finncanopus, Finnlines reports a nearly fourfold increase in passenger numbers.

Photo: Finnlines Plc.

Over the past few years, the shipping company Finnlines has invested EUR 500 million in a Green Technology Investment Programme, entering the hybrid era. The programme was completed  when the newly built Superstar-class freight-passenger vessels debuted, Finnsirius in September 2023 and its sister ship Finncanopus in mid-February this year. Within a month of introducing Finncanopus on the Naantali–Långnäs–Kapellskär route, Finnlines reports a nearly fourfold increase in passenger numbers compared to the same period last year.

“The new Superstar vessels have been long awaited and they are an integral part of our strategy to offer upgraded services for both cargo customers and private passengers on the Finland–Sweden route”, says Antonio Raimo, Line Manager at Finnlines.  

In addition to panoramic windows with stunning views of the archipelago, passengers can enjoy several dining options on the two sister ships, as well as a stylish spa, gym, duty-free shop and play and game areas for children.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with our customers’ warm welcome to Finncanopus and Finnsirius and we are looking forward to the summer season”, says Marco Palmu, Head of Finnlines Passenger Services.

Egg hunting and entertainment onboard

For the upcoming Easter holiday, there will be a special family programme onboard Finnlines’ new vessels. Families can participate in a traditional egg hunt, an Easter-themed quiz and children will be gifted chocolate eggs. Furthermore, there will be entertainment onboard presented by the dancing and singing doll Maddaleena, Jari the Magician and the humorous Pelle Mamma.

Departures from Naantali
Morning: Maddaleena 29/3 and 30/3
Evening: The magician Jari 29/3 and 30/3, Pelle Mamma 4/4 and 5/4

Departures from Kapellskär
Morning: The magician Jari 30/3 and 1/4, Pelle Mamma 5/4 and 6/4
Evening: Maddaleena 29/3 and 30/3

More information:

Marco Palmu, Head of Passenger Services, Finnlines Plc, +358 40 773 4894

Photo requests and other enquiries

Finnlines Plc

Finnlines is a leading shipping operator of freight and passenger services in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Bay of Biscay. The company is a part of the Grimaldi Group, one of the world’s largest operators of ro-ro vessels and the largest operator of the Motorways of the Sea in Europe for both passengers and freight. This affiliation enables Finnlines to offer liner services to and from several destinations in the Mediterranean, West Africa, Atlantic coast of both North and South America as well as Asia and Australia.