LNG-Fueled ‘Viking Grace’ to Get Rotor Sails

Finnish wind propulsion company Norsepower Oy has announced it has signed an agreement with Finnish shipping line Viking Line to install rotor sails onboard the LNG-fueled cruise ferry MS Viking Grace. The 57,565 GT Viking Grace currently operates between Turku, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden, and is already one of the most environmentally-friendly cruise ferries in the … [Read more...]

River Cruising Leader Viking Cruises Launches New Oceangoing Line

Viking Cruises has officially launched its new oceangoing cruise line with the departure of the new Viking Star cruise ship on its maiden voyage. The new company, named Viking Ocean Cruises, marks the industry's first entirely new cruise line in more than a decade and Viking Cruises' first venture into ocean cruises. The 47,800 gross ton Viking Star was delivered in late … [Read more...]

Viking Line Ferry Runs Aground Off Finland

Dec. 15 (Update) --  The M/S Amorella safely arrived at Laangnaes early Sunday, according to media reports. Dec. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Viking Line Abp, a Finnish cruise company, said its M/S Amorella passenger ferry lost power and ran aground in the Aaland archipelago southwest of Finland. No one was injured among the ship’s 1,945 passengers, who will remain on the … [Read more...]

STX Finland Delivers World’s Largest LNG Powered Ferry, VIKING GRACE

Finland's Viking Line on Thursday said it has taken delivery of the highly anticipated LNG-powered ferry, Viking Grace, from STX Finland's Turku shipyard. Viking Grace was ordered in December 2010 from STX Finland to the tune of EUR 240 million and has since been praised as an 'environmental pioneer'. The ship is the largest passenger ferry ever built to be fueled by LNG and … [Read more...]

Sweden’s AGA Gas to Provide Cryogenic Fuel for Viking Line’s Ultra-Low Emissions Flagship

Northern Europe's leading industrial gas company, AGA Gas AB, and Viking Line have signed an agreement on delivery of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Viking Line's new passenger with its environmental profile that is a forerunner within shipping. “AGA's and Viking Line's investment means major environmental gains in comparison to traditional maritime fuel”, says Jan … [Read more...]