• 2016 May 18 14:37

    M/S Viking Grace carried four millionth passenger

    The cruise ship M/S Viking Grace has now transported four million passengers. The  ceremonial passenger who broke the four million mark was celebrated on board the vessel on Friday, May 13. The M/S Viking Grace, which went into service in January 2013, is still the only passenger ship on the Baltic Sea that runs on liquefied natural gas. Among the features on the vessel, which sails the Turku–Stockholm route, are top-quality restaurants, recently modernized spa facilities and a unique offering in its Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop, the ferry operator Viking Line said.

    The four-million passenger milestone was celebrated on the M/S Viking Grace’s Friday evening departure, when all the passengers on board were treated to a glass of sparkling wine. The ceremonial passenger was also treated to an upgraded cabin class, dinner in the Nordic restaurant Oscar à la Carte and lunch in Buffet Aurora.

    “It is a fine achievement for a vessel to reach four million passengers in just three years. The M/S Viking Grace has attracted a great deal of attention from the very beginning. It is, after all, the most beautiful vessel on the Baltic Sea, combining environmentally sound technology and quiet comfortable travel with top-quality restaurants, interiors planned by award-winning designer Vertti Kivi, a unique range of shopping and modernized spa facilities,” says Kaj Takolander, Viking Line’s Head of Sales and Marketing in Finland, the Baltics and Russia.

    Viking Line has made significant investments to upgrade its vessels over the past year. The M/S Mariella’s cabins, restaurants and night club were renovated in the spring of 2015, the M/S Amorella had a major makeover last winter, and the M/S Gabriella underwent significant modernization during the spring. The aim has been to offer passengers top-quality cabins, novel travel experiences and good shopping opportunities. Cruises are an easy way for people to take a break from their everyday world, and nowadays passengers want more quality and luxury on shorter trips as well.

    M/S Viking Grace carried its four millionth passenger

     

    The cruise ship M/S Viking Grace has now transported four million passengers. The ceremonial passenger who broke the four million mark was celebrated on board the vessel on Friday, May 13. The M/S Viking Grace, which went into service in January 2013, is still the only passenger ship on the Baltic Sea that runs on liquefied natural gas. Among the features on the vessel, which sails the Turku–Stockholm route, are top-quality restaurants, recently modernized spa facilities and a unique offering in its Victoria’s Secret Beauty & Accessories shop, the ferry operator Viking Line said.

     

    The four-million passenger milestone was celebrated on the M/S Viking Grace’s Friday evening departure, when all the passengers on board were treated to a glass of sparkling wine. The ceremonial passenger was also treated to an upgraded cabin class, dinner in the Nordic restaurant Oscar à la Carte and lunch in Buffet Aurora.

     

    It is a fine achievement for a vessel to reach four million passengers in just three years. The M/S Viking Grace has attracted a great deal of attention from the very beginning. It is, after all, the most beautiful vessel on the Baltic Sea, combining environmentally sound technology and quiet comfortable travel with top-quality restaurants, interiors planned by award-winning designer Vertti Kivi, a unique range of shopping and modernized spa facilities,” says Kaj Takolander, Viking Line’s Head of Sales and Marketing in Finland, the Baltics and Russia.

     

    Viking Line has made significant investments to upgrade its vessels over the past year. The M/S Mariella’s cabins, restaurants and night club were renovated in the spring of 2015, the M/S Amorella had a major makeover last winter, and the M/S Gabriella underwent significant modernization during the spring. The aim has been to offer passengers top-quality cabins, novel travel experiences and good shopping opportunities. Cruises are an easy way for people to take a break from their everyday world, and nowadays passengers want more quality and luxury on shorter trips as well.




2020 October 29

18:31 Wan Hai Lines to launch Straits – Bangladesh Express Service
18:09 Lloyd’s Register launches dedicated Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
17:56 Bill on corporatization of FSUE Rosmorport submitted to RF Government
17:56 Hapag-Lloyd announces winter surcharge to and from St. Petersburg and Ust-Luga
17:30 Rosmorport’s Azov-Black Sea Basin Branch purchased 5 tugboats
17:05 Wärtsilä to collaborate with Anemoi Marine Technologies in future sales of Rotor Sail solutions
16:59 Romania’s border authorities using EMSA RPAS for coast guard surveillance
16:35 Jon Fredrik Baksaas appointed DNV GL’s Chair of the Board
16:17 Nordion Energi moves closer to the aim of 100% green energy by joining the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance
16:01 Port of Los Angeles streamlines online permit process
15:28 MABUX released Bunker Weekly Outlook
15:22 Bunker prices are slightly down in the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
15:20 CMA CGM announces Peak Season Surcharge from China to Russia
15:01 Partnership agreement between leading Hamburg Port Authority and Tanger Med Port Authority
14:36 Port Kolomna takes delivery of multibucket dredger of Project 3409
14:11 MAN compressor technology for largest FPSO vessel offshore Brazil
13:53 Novatek to launch LNG terminal in Rostock (Germany) in 2023
13:30 Rosatom looks into using barges for LNG delivery to Arctic regions
13:11 IMEC and ITF opens big quarantine and testing facility in Manila
12:52 RS grants GASA to GTT’s Mark III Technology
12:29 Rosatom expects reactor plants RITM-200 to be efficient for container carriers and oil tankers
12:10 GTT entrusted by Zvezda with the tank design of ten ARC7 ice-breaking LNG сarriers
11:48 USC forecasts complete transition of shipping industry to electric propulsion in 20-25 years
11:30 Rijkswaterstaat has awarded the enlargement of the Twente canals to a consortium of Van Oord - Hakkers - Beens
11:09 DSV Panalpina acquires Prime Cargo
10:50 Novatek to put into operation 30,000-cbm gas carrier under Cryogas-Vysotsk project in 2022
10:37 Volvo Penta IMO III marine generator sets help power five electric ferries in Norway
10:09 International Association of Dredging Companies signs major strategic collaboration agreement with FIDIC
09:51 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 29
09:46 Three LNG-powered product tankers for shipment of stable gas condensate from Ust-Luga to be delivered in 2022-23
09:24 Oil prices show slight increase
09:20 Vestdavit wins contract to supply six French Navy vessels
09:12 Baltic Dry Index as of October 28

2020 October 28

18:15 Sri Lanka's East Container Terminal inaugurates for operations
17:51 Tallink Grupp makes temporary changes to Tallinn-Helsinki route schedule from 29 October 2020
17:30 Key element of Russia’s collider facility NICA transshipped in Bronka
17:06 GONDAN delivers new fishing stern trawler to Prestfjord AS
16:39 Rosmorrechflot resumes work on programme for encouraging LNG-powered shipping
16:13 Cavotec launches next generation MoorMaster
16:05 CNL awarded Transport Canada contract to research clean energy technologies to decarbonize marine sector
15:48 Profit attributable to NOVATEK shareholders amounted to RUB 24.1 billion in 9M’2020
15:25 Petersburg Oil Terminal increased shipments of oil products by 18% in 9M'2020
15:03 World’s first LPG-retrofit announced
14:56 SCF time charters three icebreaking LNG carriers to the Arctic LNG 2 project
14:22 FSUE Rosmorport to adjust design documentation for dredging at LNG terminal in Bechevinskaya bay
14:03 LNG-fueled PCTC“SAKURA LEADER” accredited as the world's first digital smart ship
13:37 Blue Wave terminal in Azov port increased its throughput by 13% in 9M’2020
13:11 Cooperation agreement signed between Fincantieri and the Cochin Shipyard
12:35 LNG bunkering vessel Optimus built by Damen arrived in Shanghai for start-up procedures and sea trials
12:04 CMA CGM announces PSS for cargo from Pakistan to North Europe
11:42 Global Ports to launch tank container repairs service at Yanino
11:23 MPA launches RFP for new LNG bunker supplier licence
11:01 4th “LNG Fleet, LNG Bunkering and Alternatives” conference kicked off
10:50 CMIT receives largest container vessel in Vietnam’s history
10:15 “All Ferries of Russia. Baltic Sea” webinar scheduled for 6 November 2020
10:10 Total charters four new LNG-powered vessels
10:01 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Oct 28
09:59 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Europe
09:46 Bunker market sees mixed price movements in the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:28 Oil prices start decreasing