Good mood cruises since 1956
SunLines operates through the year between Market Square and Suomenlinna sea fortress, and from May to September M/S Emma operates dinner cruises, party cruises and private charter cruises. Our know-how is based on many years of experience and professionalism in organising cruises.
Our activities have developed as a family company into its present shape as a private limited company and a concern which includes two companies: Sun Lines Ltd and Sun Ferry Ltd. The companies practice reserved tours and regular tours on three fully owned ships. Even though the years have passed and the third generation of staff is already involved in our activities, something has remained the same: joy and a will to please our customers which comes from the heart is always evident with our successful cruise experiences.
Quality, service and safety
Quality is the key factor in everything that we do at SunLines. To improve our efforts, we regularly measure the satisfaction levels of our customers. We strive to support the business activities of our customers by offering high-quality and customer-tailored services. Our goals are long lasting customer relations and the strong know-how of our personnel. We follow governmental regulations, legislation and seafaring regulations.
Quality development is carried out by maintaining our quality systems, such as Lloyd’s Register audited ISO 9001 and the security management system of the Finnish Marine Administration. The systems are under constant development in cooperation with the company management and personnel. Our personnel and management acknowledge and understand the existence of security and quality systems and undertake to follow them.
Good mood cruises with a historic charm
The company has developed from family owned business to its present shape as private limited company and Sun Lines Oy and Sun Ferry Oy. The companies practice reserved tours and regular tours on three fully owned ships.
Even though the years have passed and the third generation of staff is already involved in our activities, something has remained the same: joy and a will to please our customers which comes from the heart is always evident with our successful cruise experiences.
Hilkka and Kalervo Vainio start taxi boat –operations.
A new 50-seat water bus starts operating.
Merimatkat Oy is established and the next generation takes charge. The new 200-seater M/S Alexandra is ready for sea operations.
Company’s fleet is grown by four new vessels.
M/S Korkeasaari-Högholmen is purchased and later renovated purely for cruise operations. A new vessel, M/S Tor starts operating. It is a massive vessel with a capacity of 350 passengers and able to operate around the year.
Merimatkat Ltd is merged to SunLines.
The shore-based Sun Marina Restaurant is opened, and all the food preparation activities are moved to company’s own facilities so they can be carried out by company’s own personnel. SunLines is incorporated into four companies.
An extensive renovation of the M/S Korkeasaari-Högholmen is carried out and afterwards launched as M/S Emma, a cruising restaurant boat that has distinctive 50’s functionalistic style.
Shore-based restaurant activities are relinquished and it is decided to diversify the catering operations. The company acquires an old Suomenlinna ferry, and it is named as M/S Suokki.
SunLines has been operating for respectable 50 years! The 3rd generation steps in charge of the company management.
M/S Emma goes through extensive modifications during the winter period.
Sun Lines Ltd, a subsidiary of Charter Sun Lines Ltd is sold to Swedish Strömma Turism & Sjöfart AB. Charter Sun Lines Ltd becomes Strömma Helsinki AB in March 16th 2010. Four vessels – M/S Julia, M/S Victoria, M/S Sofia and M/S Diana – are included in the deal. The ownership of Sun Lines Ltd and Sun Ferry Ltd remains in the Vainio family, and operations continue with three remaining vessels: M/S Emma, M/S Tor and M/S Suokki.
M/S Suokki goes through massive refurbishment where ship’s engines, and other related technical machinery is renewed. The life rafts and the fire extinguishing systems are renewed. M/S Emma’s upper deck gets an up-to-date sound reproduction system as weather-resistant, top quality loudspeakers, designed and handcrafted by DreamSoundWork are installed.
Sunlines’ Helmiradio Disco cruise starts operating! Our new cruise becomes an instant hit among our customers.
Sunlines’s launches new HitMix Party Cruises!
We renovate M/S Suokki interiors to meet new fire safety and accessibility regulations.
Our brand new Dinner Cruise starts operating every Wednesday from May to September from Helsinki Market Square.