In 2005, Port of Tallinn serviced 7 007 588 passengers, which is 4 % more than in 2004 (6 737 926).
During the year passenger ships made a total of 9 471 calls, i.e. 3 % more
compared to 2004. 6 854 169 passengers visited Old City Harbour, which
constitutes 97.8 % of all Port of Tallinn passengers. 2.2 % of passengers or 151
548 visited Paldiski Harbour and 1871 passengers Muuga and Paljassaare
The largest share - 84.2 % of passengers (5 896 thousand) travelled on
Tallinn - Helsinki route, 10.2 % of passengers (715,8 thousand) travelled on
Swedish route, incl. 8.1 % on Tallinn - Stockholm, 2.1 % Paldiski - Kappelskär
route. The rest 5.6 % include cruise, cargo vessels and other passengers.
From all the passengers of Port of Tallinn 46 % accounted for passengers
travelling by the vessels of Tallink Grupp (Romantika, Meloodia, Victoria I,
Regina Baltica, Fantaasia, Tallink Autoexpress, Tallink Autoexpress 2, Tallink
Autoexpress 3, Tallink Autoexpress 4, Vana Tallinn, Kapella, and Regal Star), 18
% was made up of the passengers of Silja Line (Finnjet, Silja Opera, Silja
Superseacat I, Silja Superseacat III, Silja Superseacat IV, Star Wind), 13 % of
Viking Line (Rosella), 12 % of Eckerö Line (Nordlandia, Alandia and
Translandia), and 6 % of Nordic Jetline (Nordic Jet, Baltic Jet) .
The largest number of passengers on board passenger vessels arrived by m/s
Romantika, which among the vessels calling at Port of Tallinn for the third time
exceeded the 1 million passenger limit, taking on board 1 083 298 people in a
year , constituting 15 % of the passengers of the entire Port of Tallinn. Then
followed Rosella with 911 481 and Nordlandia with 864907 passengers or 13 % and
12 % of all the passengers respectively .
The largest number of passengers on board fast speed vessels arrived by Silja
Supreseacat III comprising 6 % of passengers (414 101), then followed Silja
Supreseacat IV with 6% (388 321) and Tallink Autoexpress with 4% (267 824). The
share of fast speed vessel passengers of the total number of passengers formed
29. 5 %.
The number of cruise passengers rose from 205 578 in 2004 to 295 424 in 2005.
The share of larger cruise vessels in the total number of calls has increased.
The average number of passengers per call increased from 886 passengers in 2004
to 912 passengers in 2005.
Ship agent‘s services to the cruise ships visiting Tallinn were provided by 4
companies: Eesti Mereagentuur AS (ESTMA), Inflot, Worldwide Eesti OÜ and Kompass
The 211 ship calls serviced by ESTMA brought along 53% of
passengers, Worldwide provided ship agent‘s services to 71 ship calls, which
accounts for 34 % of all cruise passengers and Inflot provided ship agent‘s
services for 38 ship calls.