Shoppers to experience retail on fast ferry MyStar as operations set to begin

By Luke Barras-hill |

AS Tallink Grupp's MyStar vessel.

MyStar, which possesses modern dual-fuel engines capable of running on LNG and marine diesel oil, will begin operation on 13 December.

Baltic cruise and ferry company AS Tallink Grupp has received new fast passenger ferry MyStar from the Rauma Marine Constructions shipyard at Rauma shipyard, Finland.

As reported, the new vessel boasts a 2,500sq m ‘Traveller Superstore’ across two decks [see below gallery], allowing customers to avail of a number of global brands.

This is in addition to modern self-service solutions and seven restaurants cafés and bars.

The 212-metre long MyStar has capacity for 2,800 passengers and a car deck accommodating up to 750 passenger vehicles.

The circa €250 million/$262 million ship is being financed through a €196.3 million loan from KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH Ltd. with credit guaranteed by Finnish export credit firm Finnvera.

MyStar is being co-financed by the European Union’s Connecting Europe Facility, Transport – Motorways of the Sea concept, which aims to facilitate intermodal maritime-based logistics chains across Europe that are designed to be more sustainable and commercially efficient than road-only transport.

All images source: AS Tallink Grupp.

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