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I will be travelling on this route in a couple of weeks, so I was wondering if there are any ferries that offer online check-in?

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    What is your reason for wanting online check-in? You will need to physically board the ferry before it leaves port anyway. Online check-in for flights can help you avoid waiting in line at the airport behind passengers who are going on different flights, but at a ferry terminal there's only that one ship, and they're not going to sail away while there's still a line of people waiting to have their tickets checked. – Henning Makholm Apr 9 '17 at 11:43
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The Stockholm Tallinn ferry route connects Sweden with Estonia and is currently operated by 2 ferry companies. The Tallink Silja service runs up to 7 times per week with a sailing duration of around 15 hours 30 minutes while the St Peter Line service runs up to 1 times per week with a duration from 16 hr 30 min.

Neither line offers online checkin for that route.

Tallink Siljia Line

While Tallink does have online check-in, it is only offered for Tallinn-Helsinki and Helsinki-Tallinn.

St Peter Line

Does not appear to have an online option

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As a frequent traveller with Tallink Silja it's very easy for me to answer this question.


Cruises

You must get a physical paper key with a magnetic stripe for your cabin and to be able to pass the automatic gates at the terminal. You can get the key(s) either at the manned kiosks or using self-service machines.

There's no need to "check-in" before you get your key.

If you happen to loose your key you can ask the manned kiosks at the terminal or the reception (information) on the boat for a new one. You only have to show your ID and they're free of charge. Your old key will be instantly de-activated.

When leaving the ferry you can keep the key or throw it away - it's just paper.

Regular

Tallink offers online check-in and mobile check-in foc some daytime routes where you normally don't have a cabin. These routes include Helsinki-Tallinn, Åland related trips via Turku, Stockholm or Helsinki (no cabin) and Vuosaari-Muuga.


I also suggest downloading the Tallink Silja app for your phone and to give it your booking details. It'll send you useful notifications and will also give you a QR code you can use at the self-service kiosks to get your tickets with one click.

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