Viking Glory launched at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry shipyard

Viking Glory launched at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry shipyard

Viking Line

Viking Glory is set to be delivered in late 2021 before entering service in early 2022

Viking Glory, Viking Line’s new LNG-powered ferry, has been launched at Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry’s shipyard in Xiamen, China, in a ceremony live-streamed on Youtube.

Viking Glory will be 223 metres long, with capacity for 2,800 passengers in 922 cabins. Though the ferry will be larger than Viking Line’s first LNG-powered ship Viking Grace, launched in 2013, she is expected to use around 10 per cent less fuel. The operator has worked with several Nordic partners in developing the technology and interiors for the ship, including Wärtsilä, ABB Marine, Koncept, Climeon, Kone, Deltamarin, Almaco, Evac, Pointman and Projektia.

“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,” said Jan Hanses, CEO of Viking Line. “Viking Glory is the result of a close collaboration with Finnish and other Nordic partners, who, by contributing their expertise and know-how, will enable us to soon celebrate the launch of a unique vessel.”

The ferry is set to be delivered in late 2021, before entering service in early 2022 on the route between Turku, Finland, Mariehamn in the Åland Islands, and Stockholm, Sweden.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
27 January 2021

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