Hansa Destinations offers travel between Stockholm and Rostock, with some departures via Visby on Gotland.
Hansa Destinations is primarily a freight and cargo line.
Passengers are warmly welcomed on board, but it will not resemble a traditional cruise ship.
We will do our best to ensure you have an enjoyable trip.

The journey takes approximately 18 hours or 14 hours if you choose to travel to/from Visby.

The current timetable is valid until 22 December 2022.
We plan to release the timetable for the rest of the year and for 2023 soon.
Please visit our Online Booking for more information and reservations.

Read more about our ports here.


Passenger tickets
You can easily book your trip online.
Depending on availability, both vehicles and cabins can be booked online.

You can also email us; reservations@hansadestinations.com
Or call us +46 (0)771 70 25 50
The fee for phone/email booking is 7 Eur, no fees for other questions or rebooking.

It is not possible to book trips less than 1 hour before departure time.

Current opening hours can be found here.

Freight is booked via email:
Read more here.

Passenger rates
Hansa Destinations has a differentiated price rate, and the ticket price varies depending on the season, destination and departure time.
The current price rate can be found in the online booking.

Online promotions can be found on the front page of the website!

Our different tickets
There are three different ticket options:
Mini - The cheapest option, the ticket is not rebookable or refundable.
The ticket must be paid immediately within 24 hours.

Flexi - Is rebookable but non-refundable. Costs approximately 20% more than the mini ticket.
If booked less than 28 days before travel the payment is required immediately.

Flexiplus - Is both rebookable and refundable. Costs approximately 30% more than the mini ticket.
If booked less than 28 days before travel the payment is required immediately.

Unpaid departures less than 28 days before travel will be cancelled.

You can find our ticket conditions here.

On board

There are a limited number of cabins on the ferry.

The cabins that become available on the same day are sold after departure at the reception.

Cabin keys can be collected from the reception on deck 7.

The cabin is for you and your travel companion.

There are cabins with both 2- and 4-berths, most cabins have sea view.
Special cabins are available for guests travelling with pets.
There are also adapted cabins for disabled guests, these are inside cabins.

Cots for children
Cots are available free of charge, please pre-book: reservations@hansadestinations.com
Or call us on +46 (0)771 70 25 50.
The cot is suitable for children up to 3 years old, if pre-booked it will be in the cabin when you arrive to the cabin.

Lounge recliner
For those travelling without a cabin, a recliner is included at no extra cost, in which case you will be allocated a numbered seat in one of the recliner lounges.
No mattresses, sleeping mats or similar items are allowed in the lounges.
It is possible to bring a pillow and blanket.

Services for those travelling without a cabin
For those travelling in a recliner, shower facilities and lockable storage boxes are available.
Please contact the on-board reception for purchase and more information.

The storage boxes are available in 4 different sizes and cost 5 Eur per box. These can be opened several times during the crossing.

The boxes have the following sizes:

  • D45xH50xW28
  • D45xH50xW36
  • D45xH78xW24
  • D45xH78xW34

Port stops and cooperation with Destination Gotland
Hansa Destinations departures via Visby are in cooperation with Destination Gotland.
These services operate domestically between Visby/Gotland and Stockholm/Nynäshamn.
For those travelling with Hansa Destinations, this means that the offer in the restaurant, shop and bar will be different.

It is not possible to stay on board during the port stops in Rostock or Nynäshamn.
All passengers must disembark.

Travelling with pets
It is possible to travel with pets on Hansa Destinations ships.
Pets are only allowed in areas designated for animals, read the conditions here.
We provide an outdoor area on deck 8 where You can walk Your dog

Please note that pets may not be unattended in the pet cabin!

Pets in vehicles
If you are travelling by vehicle, it is possible to leave your pet in the vehicle. In this case, you must visit your pet regularly during the crossing.
It is possible to visit your animal every two hours during the crossing.
Please contact the reception desk on board for the visiting time and meeting place as the car deck is locked during the crossing.

As a pet owner, you are fully responsible for your animal(s).

When the ship is out at sea, coverage is not available all the way.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board in the restaurant on deck 7.
Vegetarian options are also available.
Please contact the staff on board if you have any allergies or if you require special diets such as lactose-free or gluten-free.

At our aft lounge bar serving beer, wine and snacks.

There is no entertainment on board. We focus primarily on freight transport.


Valid ID or passport
To travel with Hansa Destinations, you must present a valid ID or passport at check-in.
A valid passport with MRZ code or an EU standard national ID card with MRZ code and/or chip, issued by a national authority within the EU/EEA, must be used.
This applies to all travellers, including children.
The passport or ID card must be presented at check-in.
Without a valid passport or ID card, boarding is not permitted.

Opening hours for check-in
Check-in opens 1.5 hours before departure and closes 20 minutes before departure.
Please have your ticket and a valid ID ready for smooth boarding
Groups should be in the terminal at least 1.5 hours before departure.

In Nynäshamn and Visby you check in at the terminal. Boarding and disembarking for pedestrians is via the gangway.

In Rostock, pedestrians check in at the terminal building and board via the car deck.
All disembarking is via car deck in Rostock.

If you are travelling by vehicle, you check in via the car check-in in the respective port.

Luggage check-in
Bulky luggage must be checked in for security reasons.
Please, mark your luggage with the tag you receive at check-in.

In Rostock, place your luggage on a marked trolley on the car deck when you board.
Upon arrival in Nynäshamn, you will pick up your luggage in the arrival’s hall and pass through customs.

In Nynäshamn and Visby you check in your luggage at the luggage counter. On arrival in Rostock, you will collect your luggage from a marked trolley on the car deck as you disembark.

Travellers Rostock - Visby SHOULD NOT CHECK IN ANY LUGGAGE due to customs regulations.

Please note that the car deck is locked during the crossing so bring the items you need in your carry-on baggage!

Standby and last-minute tickets for vehicles
All remaining capacity on the car deck is sold on site at the respective port.
Each terminal decides how to sell standby and last-minute tickets.

In Rostock they start selling last-minute tickets on the same day, then you will be informed if there is space available.

In Nynäshamn they start selling standby tickets 2 hours before departure.
A Standby ticket does not guarantee a seat, it has to do with how much space is left after check-in closes.

Charging or plugging in electricity for private vehicles during the crossing
For safety reasons, it is not possible to plug in electricity or charge your car, motorhome or caravan during the crossing.

Payment in the terminals and on the ship
We strive for cashless terminals, it is possible to pay all surcharges by credit card (Visa and Mastercard).
On board, in addition to paying by card, you can also pay in SEK and EUR (but not EUR 500 notes).

It is not possible to exchange money on board.

For our full terms and conditions click here.

Weapons on board Hansa Destinations
Firearms, sporting weapons and ammunition must be stored out of sight and securely in a vehicle.
A vital part (end piece or similar) must be removed and stored separately from the rest of the weapon.

It is the responsibility of the traveller to bring all necessary information concerning the weapons - serial numbers, hunting licenses and gun permits.
It is required that all firearms are supported by a licence appropriate to the country of departure and destination, which must be available for inspection on request.

Foot passengers
Foot passengers are not permitted to carry firearms, sporting weapons, ammunition, swords, knives, throwing weapons and dangerous substances on Hansa Destinations vessels.

On the Swedish Customs website you will find important information on the import of weapons to and from Sweden.