Viking Glory – our new ship

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We want to show you the archipelago like you've never seen it before. On board our new ship Viking Glory 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.

We love new technology

Call us technology geeks if you want, but our environmental journey begins with our technological innovations. And when it comes to Viking Glory and new environmental technology, you’ll have to get used to expressions such as “first in the world” and “least environmental impact”.

For instance, Viking Glory will be the first cruise ship in the world that uses ABB’s Azipod rudder propellers, a propulsion system that saves both time and energy in manoeuvring the vessel. Thanks to the brand-new multi-fuel engines from Wärtsilä, fuel consumption is further optimised. Other Swedish and Finnish inventions make it possible to convert both waste heat from the vessel’s engines and waste cooling power from liquefied natural gas into electricity.

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Building Viking Glory

  • Intention Agreement

    November 23, Viking Line signed an intention agreement with XSI

  • Shipbuilding contract

    April 5, Viking Line signed a shipbuilding contract Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co.

  • Cutting of steel

    September 3, the production started by Viking Line President and CEO Jan Hanses

  • Name contest

    22 500 suggestions, 10 finalists, 30 000 votes and 1 winner. Viking Glory is the name of Viking Line’s new ship.

  • Keel laying

    June 3, a dozen euro coins and Chinese yuan coins in various denominations have been placed under the Viking Glory’s keel during the ancient keel laying ceremony.

Maiden voyage in 2021

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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 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.

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 2021