Viking Line’s new environmentally friendly ropax, ‘Viking Glory’ was launched at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd (XSI)’s shipyard on 26th January.
‘Viking Glory’ will enter service early next year on the Turku/Mariehamn/Stockholm route.
“’Viking Glory’ embodies Viking Line’s faith in a bright future for travel on the Baltic Sea. Key words are sustainability, energy efficiency and innovative Nordic design. ‘Viking Glory’ is the result of a close collaboration with Finnish and other Nordic partners, who by contributing their expertise and knowhow will enable us to soon celebrate the launch of a unique vessel,” Jan Hanses, Viking Line’s CEO said.
‘Viking Glory’ is larger than the environmental pioneer ‘Viking Grace’, the first LNG powered ropax which entered service in 2013. She is expected to use about 10% less fuel than the earlier vessel.
Key Nordic partners in developing the ropaxes environmental technology and an innovative interior include Wärtsilä, ABB Marine, Koncept, Climeon, Kone, Deltamarin, Almaco, Evac, Pointman and Projektia.
• To be delivered in late 2021
• Expected placement in service in early 2022 on the Turku/Åland/Stockholm route
• Passenger capacity: 2,800
• Cabins: 922
• Crew: around 200
• Length: 222.6 m, gt: 63,813
• Cargo capacity: 1,500 m
• Ice class: 1A Super
• Fuel: LNG