Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2022

7 7 partners such as Almaco Group, Kone, TSI and many others to design and outfit the vessel. Many of the spaces reflect the region the vessel sails in. “We’ve borrowed various elements from the archipelago – such as waves, skerries, beacons, flags and lighthouses – and placed them here and there on the ship,” says Boijer-Svahnström. “They are seen as abstract figures in components such as the carpets and lighting fixtures, as well as in moving images projected onto the two-storey-high LED wall in Torget Cafe & Bar. The space, which was built by Scenso [a joint venture between Sance and North Sea Offshore Technology] and functions as a central meeting point for guests, has an inviting atmosphere that is guaranteed to make an impression.” Echoes of the Baltic archipelago have also been incorporated into the spa, which was built by Scenso and comprises pools, a snow cave, a sauna with panoramic windows, and treatment spaces. It is also connected to a gym and fitness area. “The spa is an opulent onboard oasis, designed in harmony with the archipelago’s rocky cliffs, inlets and islets,” says Boijer-Svahnström. “There are small skerries and coves in the pool area, and we’ve used high-quality natural materials and large windows to offer fantastic views of the sea and enhance that easy-going feeling for guests.” Another noteworthy design innovation can be found in the Vista Room, an entertainment space that features floorto-ceiling windows, a stage, seating and a bar. The venue was built by ICF Group, which also worked on the sun deck and the buffet restaurant. “The lighting in the ceiling over the bar in the Vista Room is fantastic and is reminiscent of beams from a lighthouse,” says Boijer-Svahnström. Viking Glory also offers multiple new dining venues, including Kobba, a relaxed bistro-style restaurant with picturesque views, and Viking Terrace, an all-weather restaurant and rooftop bar. “Viking Terrace will be open to sun worshippers on warmer days but it also has glazing and an infrared heating system so it can function as a protected oasis on cooler days as well,” says BoijerA SMUGGLER ’ S SPEAKEASY Viking Glory features Algoth’s, a traditional tavern named after Algoth Niska who rose to prominence as one of Finland’s most colourful bootleggers during the Prohibition era in the 1920s and 1930s. Unlike other bootleggers who remained on land, Niska was a sea captain and used his own fast boats to smuggle alcohol himself. He also played on Finland's national football team and was estimated to have smuggled around 150 Jews into the country during World War II. Design note: Torget Cafe & Bar serves as the hub of Viking Glory, offering passengers a comfortable space to meet with friends and enjoy the panoramic views