Info & FAQ

Ahoy, all info you need to be a pirate!

On this page, we'll try to answer all of your questions. If your question is not listed here, you can contact us below!

General questions

What is included in the price?
2 nights on board and 1 day in Stockholm, buffet dinner on the first or second night with a large selection of Baltic foods and open bar, stylish Pirates of the Baltic Sea t-shirt, a welcome package filled with gadgets, accommodation in a shared cabin, a fun programme and party every night! For an additional price, you can also get breakfast with lots of variety on both mornings, buffet dinner on the other night, guided bus tour and guided walking tours in Stockholm.

Is the transportation to Helsinki included in the price?
Not for Finnish departures, that is handled by our local section. But if you are coming from the Baltics region then it is possible. Depending on your start of destination price might be different. For further information please check the Timetravels webpage or contact your local section regarding their planned transportation to Helsinki.

Can I choose who I share my cabin with?
If you bought your ticket during normal sales, you will be sent a cabin sharing document from TimeTravels after the sale ends. You will be able to give the names of your preferred cabin mates to the file and we will do our best to put you together in the same cabin. Unfortunately we can't guarantee that you will get the cabin mates that you chose as all the cabins need to be full, but we will do our best to fulfil your wishes.

I want to sell my ticket to someone else, how can I do it?
Yes! You can do a name change! This means that your place can be bought by another person, and they will take your place on the trip. See the information in the tab Registration below.

I bought a ticket in the open sales, can I still take the transportation from my city with the rest of the group?
It depends on the availability of transportation from your city, please contact your local ESN section to enquiry about this.

When does the sales ends?
Check the sales times here.


Where can I buy the tickets and how much do they cost
Tickets can be bought on Timetravels page, please see under sales. The initial cost is 110€ if your local section is in Finland, and starts at 154€ in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. The price might change a bit regarding the transportation from the given location. For an exact price, please check the Timetravels page from your section. We recommend you to be in contact with your local ESN section for more details on the price and transportation.

Can I buy a ticket if I am not an Erasmus / exchange student?
Yes, you are welcome to purchase a ticket from the local section sales of your university when they open. You can also get a ticket from the Open sales later on.

How do I do a name change?
You can sell/give your tickets to someone else by doing a name change! This means that your place can be bought by another person, and they will take your place on the trip. Name changes can be done as follows;

Until 08.10.2023 23:59 EET: no administrative fee, contact TimeTravels customer service
From 09.10.2023 EET until 22.10.2023 23:59 EET: 20€ administrative fee, paid online, more information via this form: https://
From 23.10.23 EET until 04.11.2023 23:59 EET: 30€ administrative fee, paid at the harbour, contact directly. The fee must be paid by the buyer in the harbour prior to receiving the ticket.

To confirm the name change and to avoid any mistakes, both seller and the buyer have to send an email with following information: Subject of email: Name change. The email has to include the following: Seller's full name, date of birth, Timetravels reservation number, email address. Buyer's full name, date of birth, nationality, gender, email, phone number and t-shirt size. We won't confirm the name change until we get both emails.

Before the Cruise

When and where is the boarding?
Our boarding time is between 13:00-16:00, the exact time depends on your section. You will receive an email saying what time you should be at the harbour or the place your bus departs from. As we are a huge group, we recommend that you board on time and follow the instructions from Volunteers.

Can I bring alcohol and food onboard?
You may not bring any alcohol to the boat. There is going to be a security check at the terminal for all participants and any alcohol found will be confiscated and you might be left in the harbour. You may bring a small amount of snacks and non-alcoholic beverages in unopened containers.

During the Cruise

Is tap water drinkable onboard?
Yes, it is.

Can I drink in the hallway? Can I drink tax-free alcohol onboard?
Only non-alcoholic beverages are allowed to drink throughout the boat. The bars are open until 4.30 and the prices are student-friendly. Alcohol purchased from the bars should not be drunk in the cabin hallways.

Bars stop serving alcohol both nights at 04:00.

Can I smoke inside?
No. Smoking is allowed only on the outside deck area.

I have a special diet or food allergies – can I still join the dinner?
The dinner is a buffet and there are several dishes available, also vegetarian and vegan ones. Lactose and gluten free options should be clearly indicated on the descriptions next to each dish. If you have other food restrictions and you’re unsure of what you can eat or not, don’t hesitate to ask the local restaurant staff for help!

Can I pay with a bank card onboard?
Yes, though Visa Electron might not work all the time. It's best to have some cash on hand just in case. Onboard it's possible to pay with Euros or Swedish kronor.

Is bedding/towls included?
Yes, bedding and towels are included and can be found in your cabin.


Can we leave our luggage on the ferry when we go to Stockholm?
During your day in Stockholm, you keep your cabin and can leave the luggage there. Please note that neither the ferry company nor ESN Finland takes responsibility for any valuables left in the cabins.

How can I get the extra activities which are not included in the regular ticket?
Extra activities can be bought through your user account on

Activities "not available now" are expected to be on sale online or upon arrival at the destination.

At the destination the activities cost +5€ except for the activities not on sale online.

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