Some photos from the 40th anniversary cruise

 

This is the Bogart Trio, three fantastic musicians who played jazz music in the Promenade in the afternoon and early evening. For my wife and I this was the highlight of the ship’s musical entertainment during the cruise.

 

Hopping On & Off

 The amusing thing about this picture is that although both buses are hop-on, hop off, and they look very much alike, they are owned by different companies which operate in competition to one another. While using the same route most of the time they have have separate bus stops. This results in a lot of confusion until one gets used to it. You can imagine the frustration we experienced on at least 3 or 4 occasions when tired from walking and having stood at the bus-stop for 15 minutes or more, we hailed what we thought was our bus coming towards us only to see it zoom past us and disappear into the distance!

 

The Sibelius Monument

This is set in a beautiful park beside the sea. The main part of the monument consists of hundreds of metal pipes which remind me of organ pipes although Sibelius actually composed little organ music. It is said that the sculptor added Sibelius’ head to the monument so as to answer her critics, and this sits beside the main sculpture.

 

The Rock Church

This is apparently the most popular tourist attraction in Helsinki. Opened in 1969 the elliptically-shaped church is carved into the bedrock and is therefore physically underground, which somehow reminded me of the early Christian church and the catacombs. The overwhelming feeling it gave me was of beauty and natural simplicity.

 

Photos and text by Peter Dulley

 

More images will be in the next issue of the NewsLetter and here on the website.

The ESCC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Cruise

Welcome aboard The ESCC’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Cruise with Silja Line to Helsinki!

We set sail from Värtahamnen on Sunday September 8th at 5:00pm … and return to Stockholm at 9:30am on Tuesday September 10th 2019.

This special event includes 2 buffe breakfasts and 2 buffe dinners.

Celebrating the ESCC’s 40th Anniversary, the Club is offering this Cruise at some 40% discount:

SEK 1.150 for single occupancy … or SEK 895  for double occupancy of an “A-cabin”  ….or alternatively SEK1.090 /  SEK 860 for a “Promenade cabin”.

 

The first 25 paid-up members to register before Wednesday August 7th are guaranteed a place.

More places can be booked if still available.

Please register by paying the respective amount per person to our ESCC PG account, 123045-7, on or before the 7th of August.

Silja Line requires the name, birthdate (ddmmyy) and nationality of each passanger.

If you have a Club One Membership number, please provide that to get credit.

A-cabins have sea views, and Promenade cabins have views of the seven-deck high promenade, most of the 200 meter lenght of the Ship.

All the cabins are 11m², with two single beds that can be moved together, TV, radio, shower, and hairdryer.

If you need to cancel, please do so by the 7th of August to receive a refund.

The Club will give the same discount in SEK after the 7th of August if cabins are still available, however, prices will be higher.

If you have any questions or want to register after the 7th of August please contact William Farlow at 073-310 3595 or william.farlow@escc.se.