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's nothing blocking your view – the sea is everywhere. To fulfil our mission of safeguarding this unique maritime environment, we use green innovations. Priority is given to the environment and to your comfort as the travel experience of tomorrow takes shape. Welcome to a greener, more comfortable world. Welcome to Viking Line.

Cutting of steel

Finally! After years of planning, the first of many thousands of steel plates that will form the vessel hull have been cut. Follow along with us all the way to the ship's maiden voyage.

At Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry's naval yard, they're welding and grinding. The construction is part of a Finnish-Swedish EU project that contributes to more sustainable, efficient maritime transport between Turku and Stockholm. Follow the building of the ship from the very start, what's known in the shipbuilding world as "steel cutting", and see the Baltic's biggest and newest travel experience emerge.

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We bring you the sea

Rocky islets, waves and the clear blue horizon. Thanks to large panoramic windows, you'll always feel that you're part of the archipelago – wherever you are on board.

We asked our guests what they think is most important, and it was soon clear to us that the sea view and people's connection to the archipelago play a crucial role. At Viking Line we feel the same way. So we're building a vessel with large windows facing the ocean. No matter whether you want to enjoy a three-course dinner, settle down with a good book or relax in your cabin, you will be immersed in beautiful views.

Think blue, think green!

The ocean is Viking Line’s ecosystem, origin and lifeblood. For us, it goes without saying that we 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 Sea'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 run on natural gas, which will result in significant emission reductions. With innovations such as Azipod propellers and dynamic ventilation and lighting, you (and the Baltic Sea) can look forward to both a 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. Moreover, we provide the most comfortable mattresses on the Baltic.

On our new ship, you're the one in charge. It goes without saying that you get friendly service as well as the promise of the best sleep on the Baltic with comfortable mattresses and fluffy comforters. 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 gym with a sea view and a fantastic spa to long dinners with the sea and archipelago as your scenic backdrop.

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, the Port of Mariehamn and the city of Turku, 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