My wife and I are planning on visiting Helsinki and want to take the ferry to Stockholm at the end of August but aren't sure of the best way to do it. I've read that taking the ferry from Turku is a lot more picturesque then from Helsinki.
As I see it:
Option 1: Take train from Helsinki to Turku in the early afternoon, see the sights, and then take the night ferry, which leaves around 21:00. Pro: Save on a hotel room (which aren't cheap in TKU on a weekday)
Con: As the sun is already starting to set, wel won't be able to see much in the dark. Plus, we'll need to sleep, and the ferry arrives in Sweden around 06:00, just around sunrise!
Option 2 would require us getting a hotel room in Turku for the night and getting to the port for the 08:00 departure.
On a related note: can anyone explain the difference in cabin classes, and which ones are the better values?