Posted July 8th, 2006, 08:11 AM
Hi, and welcome to Helsinki.
As the previos link mentioned, the Star Princess always docks in the same spot at the southernmost point of Helsinki. It's just under two miles from the city centre by foot, and easily accessible by public transport bus #16
. (Remember that the same 24h bus pass is also valid on the trams and Suomenlinna ferry.)
Your friend can meet you right next to the ship if you like (there are no restrictions, as the ships are practically docked on a public road!)
If she is going to be your "tour guide" for the day, it would probably be best if she was at the pier and picked you up.
Another good place for meeting would probably be in front of the Swedish Theatre, where the shuttle buses drop people off.
As the ship is docked on the pier 8:30 (local time), you should be able to walk out after nine even if you're at the back of the line...