Cruise & Ferry Interiors 2022

Svahnström. “This type of solution is new for this kind of vessel on the Baltic Sea. It enables passengers to enjoy hot and cold dishes, or drinks from the bar, from early in the morning to late at night, whatever the weather.” Boijer-Svahnström’s favourite space is Fyren, a rotating dining venue located on the top deck at the bow of the vessel. “The glazed space is designed for groups of people who want to enjoy good food and unbeatable 220-degree views of the archipelago and Baltic Sea,” she says. “The view is particularly spectacular early in the morning or in the evening.” Another of Boijer-Svahnström’s highlights is the trio of unique sculptures created by Finnish industrial designer, interior designer, film-maker and sculptor Stefan Lindfors and displayed in three separate spaces across the vessel. “Passengers’ eyes will be drawn by ‘Under ytan’ (Under the Surface) in the two-storey Aula Hall, meanwhile the Kobba restaurant features ‘Kungen på djupet’ (The King of the Deep), and ‘Vatten och vind’ (Water and Wind) can be found on the Viking Terrace sun deck,” says Boijer-Svahnström. “The sculpture trilogy was inspired by the Baltic archipelago, which is an important landscape for the artist who has roots in Åland.” Other notable onboard spaces include a duty-free shop with furniture supplied by Finnish interior design firm Piantek; the Vista Deck viewing terrace; the first market hall in the Baltic Sea, which has eight food stalls and counters; and themed suites designed by Koncept, which feature private hot tubs with amazing views to the sea. Viking Glory has a wide variety of different cabins, many of which are decorated with paintings by Åland-born artist Jonas Wilén. Despite the vast array of innovatively designed spaces and venues, it is the sweeping panoramic views of the Baltic archipelago that continually elicit the biggest “wows” from Viking Glory’s passengers. “Viking Glory is designed to connect passengers with the sea, so there are large panoramic windows everywhere,” says Boijer-Svahnström. “Our passengers will always feel like they have a ringside seat to views of one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world, no matter where they are.” CFI “ Viking Glory is designed to connect passengers with the sea, so there are large panoramic windows everywhere” 7 9 INTERIOR V IEW The Kobba restaurant features ‘Kungen på djupet ’ (The King of the Deep), one of three sculptures created by Stefan Lindfors for Viking Glory