Thursday, 4 August 2011


A trip from Gdansk in Poland to Nynashamn in Sweden on Polferries' MS Scandinavia - a 1980-built jumbo ferry, originally delivered to Rederi AB Gotland as the Visby and not greatly altered since. Polferries offer a very traditional ferry experience - and very pleasant it is too. The Scandinavia has a lot of exterior deck space and many intriguing nooks and corners. Inboard, she's also rather a fine period piece.

At the terminal in Gdansk

 My cabin with Werner Panton curtain fabric - which is now seriously fashionable.

 The mast is a beauty.

 The very capacious cinema underneath the vehicle deck.

 Dinner was one of the best I've had on any ferry. The waiters were older gentlemen with magnificent curly moustaches - exactly how Polish waiters on ships should look.

 Breakfast - served at the table, rather than from a buffet.

 A 'poklad outwarty' is such a good name for a sun deck.

 An alternative, more elegant sundeck pictogram.

 The cafeteria menu in all its glory.

 An inside cabin with a different pattern of orange and brown.

The former name shines through.

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