Today we celebrate the arrival of the nine millionth passenger!

In December 2013 the number of passengers at Port of Tallinn crossed the line of nine million for the first time in history, hitting the whole time record!

The symbolic nine millionth passenger arrived today, on December 19th at 10.45 am on board of Tallink’s ship Baltic Queen that sails between Stockholm and Tallinn.

The nine millionth passenger is Henrik from Stockholm, who came to Tallinn together with his son in order to buy Christmas presents for his family and bring home some Estonian Christmas food. Parents of Henrik’s wife are from Estonia. Henrik described to the people welcoming him at the port that he was really surprised when a crew member woke him up in the morning, told the happy news and kindly asked him to meet the captain of the ship at the door.

Port of Tallinn’s orchestra, Chairman of the Management Board Ain Kaljurand and Harbour Master Ülo Kikas welcomed Henrik, the nine millionth passenger, at Old City Harbour’s terminal D. Representatives of Tallink were also present; Henrik received a gift from the member of the Management Board, Kadri Land and captain Risto Pihlakas, who also invited him back on board anytime.

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