ST.PETER LINE Company: Two Years of Successful Operations
On April 21, 2012 Princess Maria cruise ferry sailed on a jubilee voyage. Two years ago the Governor of St. Petersburg inaugurated the first Russian ferry line launched by ST.PETER LINE Company. To-day, the company operates two ferries. The geography of the ports of call covers main Baltic capitals: Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn and St. Petersburg.
From the moment of commissioning the line the ferry operator transported over 700, 000 passengers. In addition to Finnish, Estonian, Russian and Swedish nationals, citizens of China, Germany and USA also displayed great interest for the new line.
During the two years of operations Princess Maria and Princess Anastasia cruise ferries hosted a great number of important events. Many private companies appreciated the capabilities of the ships and arranged large-scale corporate celebrations aboard the ferries. The Columbus concert halls aboard both ferries hosted over a hundred performances by Finnish and Russian variety stars which allows ranking the Columbus halls alongside with major concert halls in Helsinki and St. Petersburg.
ST.PETER LINE Company has been active in arranging different social events aimed at supporting deprived and unprotected society groups. The Company was involved in different charity events that provided and opportunity for orphans and disabled persons to visit Baltic capitals free of charge.
Company ships go through regular checks and inspections including those by State Port Control Service inspectors. As a result, the ships were repeatedly recognized as fully complying with the requirements of international safe navigation conventions – without any criticism. Thus, ST.PETER LINE Company has confirmed its highest qualifications as a ferry operator and can confidently provide guaranteed safety aboard its cruise ferries.
The priority goals of ST.PETER LINE Company are comfort and high-quality service. That is why at the beginning of the spring season the Company was happy to contribute time and effort to the renovation process. New interiors, new restaurant and merry night clubs were prepared aboard the ferries for the passengers. For all those who wish to relax during travel, we developed new health programs at Aqua Spa KIVACH detox clinic and new sports classes conducted by professionals from PhysCult club, and our youngest passengers can enjoy unique master classes arranged by Kidz Club. For exacting travelers who value exclusivity and superb quality we launched room concierge service.
ST.PETER LINE Company was successful due to high-quality service and use of innovative technologies in organizing the line: the project combines not only classic ferry transportation but also a cruise line concept. Reasonable prices and a 72-hour visa-free regime for foreign nationals in Russia as well as a successful entertainment program permitted creating a sustainable passenger flow.
We at ST.PETER LINE Company express confidence that it is just a beginning of a long way and that in future our passengers will be able to travel aboard new ships and along new routes.