"I think it's wonderful. The landscape, and the view. It's amazing! It makes your day," one commuter, who is happy to take the boat to work now, instead of the bus, told Radio Sweden.
It was about 9:15 in the morning, and she and another commuter were almost alone on the boat, but they think it's starting to catch on.
"If it gets more popular, then they can run it more often," another commuter said hopefully.
One of the crew members, however, said that during certain times of the day, the ferry is more crowded, though still not packed.
The ferry line started on January 11, and it connects Söder Mälarstrand on Södermalm with Kungsholmstorg on Kungsholmen and Klara Mälarstrand, an area very close to the central train station in Stockholm. It departs from Söder Mälarstrand every 15 minutes and from the other points every half hour, until 7 PM. For passengers who hold an SL pass card that's good for a certain period of time, the boat trip is free.
The new ferry line has also faced some criticism, however.
The same day it opened, SL eliminated some of its bus services, in order to save money, reports Dagens Nyheter, and people have questioned whether this line should be a priority, considering the circumstances. Some have also complained that the ferry's stops are not terribly convenient.