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Port of Tallinn

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View of Tallinn from Tallinn Bay. Taken from aboard the MS Eurodam on Deck 6 or Upper Verandah Deck. This deck area is often closed due to strong winds but open in Port.

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C: The full rigged ship Christian Radich

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E: Preved Medved!

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F: Tallinn Maritime Days - Ahoy!

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G: Frigate Shtandart

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H: Office of AS Tallink Grupp

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I: Tallinn Maritime Days - Ahoy!

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J: Tallinn Maritime Days - Steamship Admiral

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