• 2019 June 3 12:48

    Viking Line celebrates keel-laying for its climate-smart passenger ship Viking Glory

    The construction of Viking Glory is proceeding on schedule. The keel laying ceremony will take place today, 3 june, at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Shipyard in China. The new climate-smart ship will begin operating along the Turku-Åland-Stockholm route under the year 2021. Passengers can make bookings for the ship as of December 2019.

    The keel laying ceremony is an old shipbuilding tradition, in which coins are placed under the keel of the ship to bring luck during the construction phase. In the ceremony, the first section of the ship is lowered onto the keel blocks on which the lucky coins have been placed.

    The keel laying ceremony symbolises the birth of the ship; the point at which the first section is complete and the other sections can then be joined together. Once the ship is ready for launch, the lucky coins under its keel are recovered and stored until they can be later welded to the base of the ship's mast.

    The climate-smart ship Viking Glory will offer passengers unprecedented archipelago views and has already stirred a great deal of interest in Finland and Sweden. The name competition held in April produced more than 22,000 name suggestions. Viking Line will start taking bookings  for the new ship in December of this year.

    Technical details:
    * Delivery at the end of 2020
    * Launched for operation on the Turku-Åland-Stockholm route at the
    beginning of 2021.
    * Passenger capacity: 2,800
    * Cabins: 922
    * Crew: approx. 200
    * Length: 222,6 metres, gross tonnage: 63,800 tonnes
    * Freight capacity: 1,500 lane metres
    * Ice class: 1 A Super
    * Fuel: LNG (liquified natural gas)
    * Under construction at the Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co., Ltd Shipyard in China
    * Partners: Wärtsilä, ABB Marine, Kone, Koncept Stockholm, Deltamarin, Almaco, among others.

    Viking Line is a public limited company and a market-leading brand in passenger traffic on the northern Baltic Sea. It offers passenger services, recreation and cargo carrier services on the vessels Gabriella, Mariella, Amorella, Rosella, Viking Cinderella, Viking XPRS and on the flagship Viking Grace.




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