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Close-Up Båten

Europe's craziest heavy metal cruise, leaving Stockholm, March 30 and return the following day. 23 hours of metal cruise with nine awesome bands playing!











Buying tickets

Buy your tickets by calling Tallink Silja, the shipping company, at +46 8 666 33 33. Unfortunately, not all fans from abroad can order tickets to the cruise via the internet. If internet booking doesn’t work, try and give TallinkSijla a call. When placing your order, don't forget to include the booking code: CLOSE. All concerts, heavy metal disco and heavy metal karaoke are included in the price.

Book ticket at (use booking code CLOSE).

For questions about bookings, e-mail

Please note that the age limit on Close-Up Båten is 18 years.

photo Daniel Falk
Photo: Daniel Falk


March 30 2017

The price includes:
- round-trip in selected cabin.

Cabin Category pers / Cabin
price SEK / pers


4 pers 595
3 pers 760
2 pers 920
1 pers 1310


4 pers 750
3 pers 910
2 pers 950
1 pers 1390
A 4 pers 800
3 pers 950
2 pers 1060
1 pers 1570
APRE 2 pers 1140
1 pers 1770
De Luxe 2 pers 1740
1 pers 2480
Suite 2 pers 2130
1 pers 3240
Executive 2 pers 2370
1 pers 3840

Ship information

M/S Galaxy can easily accommodate 1.800 passengers. There are four different restaurants, five bars (of which one is open 24 hours), three tax free shops and an excellent sauna department. More information here:

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Check-in is at Värtaterminalen, Stockholm, Sweden. Map:

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Check-in opens in terminals 1,5 hours before and closes 20 minutes before departure, after which time there is no admittance to ship. Passengers with a vehicle must check-in at latest 1 hour before departure in car check-in. The reservations for passengers or vehicles arriving later than these times are no longer valid.

Passengers must prepare for security checks in the terminals, where they should be able to provide valid proof of identity, such as:
Driving licence
ID card with photo, granted after 1.3.1999 (excluding temporary ID cards)
The obligation to provide proof of identity applies to all passengers, including those not required to present actual travel documents (see Passport and visa regulations). Those unwilling or unable to provide proof of identity and/or announce their identity upon request will not be allowed on board.


Local transportation:
Metro: red line towards Ropsten and get off at Gärdet station, and from there walk or take bus No. 1 to the Frihamn terminal.
Local SL-buses No. 1, 72 and 76 go to the Frihamn terminal.
See SL:s web site for schedules, or call +46 8 600 10 00.

Bus transfer:
Bus transfer from the City Terminal (bus stop Vasagatan 16, opposite side of Centralstation) to the Frihamn terminal. Duration approximately 20 minutes. Bus connection provided by: Interbus AB, Stockholm, tel 08-727 90 00.

You can buy tickets in the bus. Prices / one way: 35 SEK

With own vehicle:
From Northgate and Roslagstull follow signs E20N and the signs Frihamnen. On Tegeluddsvägen follow the signs showing the way to Frihamn terminal.

GPS coordinates:
Stockholm/Värtahamnen: Lat: N 59° 21.024´Lon: E 18° 06.372´


Do you want to recieve information about upcoming Close-Up Båten cruises? Do you have anything you'd like to discuss with your fellow Close-Up Båten enthusiasts? Join the Close-Up Båten group on Facebook!

You can also attend this event on Facebook, if you'd like. Find it here:

Further questions?

If you've got any further questions, don't hesitate to call Close-Up on + 46 8 462 02 14 or mail us at

Tallink Silja has got a "Good to know" section which you should check out prior to your trip:

About Close-Up Magazine

Close-Up is Scandinavia's premier metal magazine (distributed and sold in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland). It’s published 11 times per year and features a free, exclusive covermount CD in every issue. Close-Up was established 1991.

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