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Welcome to our new ship!

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We want to show you the archipelago like you´ve never seen it before. On board there is nothing hiding the seaview, the presence of the sea is everywhere. To fulfill our mission of taking of our unique sea environment we are using green innovations. By focusing on our environment and your comfort first, the travel experience of tomorrow takes shape. Welcome to a greener and more comfortable world. Welcome to Viking Line.

Cutting of steel

Finally! After years of planning, the first of thousands of steel plates that will form the hull of the ship have been cut. Join us all the way to the maiden voyage.

At the shipyard Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry, they are welding and grinding. The construction is part of a Finnish-Swedish EU project that contributes to more sustainable and efficient maritime transport between Turku and Stockholm. Follow the building of the ship from the very first moment, from what the shipbuilder's world calls "steel cutting", and see the Baltic's biggest and newest travel experience emerge.

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We bring you the sea

Bare islets, waves and clear blue horizon. Thanks to large panoramic windows you will always feel you are a part of the archipelago – wherever you are on board.

We asked our guests what they think is most important, and soon it became clear to us that the seaview and the connection with the archipelago play a crucial role. At Viking Line we feel the same. Therefore, we are building a vessel with large windows facing the ocean. Regardless of whether you want to enjoy a three-course dinner, settle down with a good book or relax in your cabin, you will completely wallow in beautiful views.

Think blue, think green!

The ocean is Viking Line’s ecosystem, origin and lifeblood. For us, it is obvious to take care of our unique marine environment. Now we continue the journey towards a sustainable future by building one of the world’s most climate-smart ships.

With the Baltic's best in mind, the ship is equipped with wind power driven rotors and the world's most environmentally friendly engines. Just like Viking Grace, the fleet's newcomer will be natural gas driven, resulting in significant emission reductions. With innovations like Azipod propellers as well as dynamic ventilation and lighting, you (and the Baltic Sea) can look forward to a both greener and more beautiful experience.

 

A voyage on your terms

We want to give you the chance to customize your travel experience. When it comes to wellness and food you can always count on that little extra. In addition, we have bedded with the Baltic's most comfortable mattresses.

On our new ship, you're the one in charge. Friendly service goes without saying, as well as the promise of the Baltic's best sleeping comfort with comfortable mattresses and fluffy quilts. A​ cruise filled with entertainment and live music or a meditative feel-good cruise? You decide. One thing is certain - you can look forward to anything from a sea view gym and a fantastic spa to long dinners with the sea and archipelago as a stylish background.

Newbuilding with Finnish-Swedish EU project

A special priority of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), which strives to promote green, robust, attractive and efficient maritime traffic links integrated throughout the transport chain, is Motorways of the Sea (MoS). MoS are the maritime pillar of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

Viking Line, together with the Port of Turku, the Ports of Stockholm and the Port of Mariehamn, has been granted EU funding from CEF for their collaborative NextGen Link project. The project entails an upgrade of maritime transport links between Turku, Mariehamn and Stockholm with a new vessel that runs on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as infrastructure improvements in the ports. The project is in line with the EU’s TEN-T priorities since it contributes to increased use of more sustainable vessel fuel and thus reduced emissions while also improving logistics in the link between Turku and Stockholm and making them more efficient.

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The Turku–Mariehamn–Stockholm link is located in the so-called Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor, a transport corridor identified by the EU as being a special priority under the framework for TEN-T. The EU project, which is led by the Port of Turku, will run from 2017 to 2020. Funding for the collaborative NextGen Link project will be a maximum of 12.7 million euros.



Maiden voyage in early 2021