Gosh the Scandinavians do know how to do things right. I’m 7 hours into a 29-&-a-half hour ferry trip between Helsinki, Finland, & Stockholm, Sweden. I’m not sure if I’m still in the Gulf of Finland or if I’ve entered the Baltic Sea. Not that it really matters that much. I’m also not sure if this Silja Line Symphony ferry, the one with free Wi-Fi, is a Finnish or Swedish piece of kit, but either way it’s impressive. A welcome on board by Santa (a bit early buddy) & a mini-orchestra in the central deck 7 Promenade set the standard & a few Finnish brewed Karjala beers in the Old Pub has kept it going. All this for €35. Shiver me timbers. I should have been a pirate.