The ferry that serves the Denmark-Faroes-Iceland route is more a cross between a cruise ship and a ferry. Each leg has at least one overnight stay, so it has many of the eating/entertainment/shopping facilities of a cruise ship while still offering the roll-on/roll-off operation of a ferry. My only real problem is the name of the company that runs it- The Smyril Line. The name means ‘Merlin’ in Faroese, referring to the Faroes falcon of the same name. All is good so far- it even has a pretty cool smoke stack logo.
So, what’s my problem? Well, it’s when you have to pronounce it. It really looses whatever cachet it might have when you tell people your at sea on the shmeer line….