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2011

Cutting of steel
The premises of the project
Kids ship
First day at a new job!
Playing green for the Baltic Sea
Cutting of Steel  ceremony photos
Introduction to NB 1376
Let us entertain you
World Design Capital Helsinki 2012
Introducing dSign
LNG is our choice
New website for Viking Line’s Newbuilding 1376
New parts arrive
The race for the new name gets hotter!
The size of the project
Making your dinner unforgettable
The woman making your cabin comfortable
Whatever you desire

Dec

2012

What’s the best experience made of
Viking Line and environment
The name contest is over!
Meet the King of the Kitchen
Viking Line at Matka 2012
Winter in Turku
Expectations for NB 1376
Where the inspiration comes from
WDC Helsinki’s Studio in Helsinki

Jan

2012

The Baltic Sea is our employer
Teenagers, speak out!
Hibox equips Viking Line’s new ferry
Draw your dreamboat
Finally a wonderful name!
She will be called the M/S Viking Grace
The “Grand Block”
Cleaner water, reduced air pollution
AGA to supply liquefied natural gas
AGA to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG)
M/S Viking Grace taking shape
The size of the project gets bigger!
Energy efficiency of M/S Viking Grace
A smoother ride

Feb

2012

Lady of the invitations
Tasteful experiences in the Baltic Sea
Keel laying of M/S Viking Grace
Korpi & Gordon- cabin design with a twist
Introducing the Gantry Crane
Facilitating Movement On-board
What’s your pleasure?
We are looking for more excellent people!
Strong and environmentally sound
The Beauty of The Shipyard

Mar

2012

Meet the officers!
The ferry that enhances day light
In Celebration of Finnish Design
Presenting the finalists
A day in the life of the cruise manager
The ceremonies of shipbuilding

Apr

2012

A day in the life of the cruise manager
The philosophy behind the fashion onboard
The shipyard through the captain’s eyes
The Shipboard Management
Presenting the winner: Mirva Malmgren

May

2012

The man who built Graceland
Creating the show
ABB’s EMMA™ Advisory Suite
Greetings from the Communications!
Teenagers, welcome on board!
The Archipelago – Let’s take care of it!
The Nordic summer

Jun

2012

Garden Party à la M/S Viking Grace
How much do you know about the cabins?
Greetings from the Cruise Manager!

Jul

2012

The launch of M/S Viking Grace
The float out of M/S Viking Grace
M/S Viking Grace arrived at the dock
Creating waves of new sensations
The blueprint of M/S Viking Grace
M/S Viking Grace equipped by Wärtsilä
LNG vs. the Low Sulphur Directive: 1-0
The beauty arrives at the platform
Preserving the archipelago
Giving shape to M/S Viking Grace

Aug

2012

An oasis with the Baltic Sea’s best view
M/S Viking Grace takes actions for maritime safety
Planning Onboard Entertainment
Seven exciting<br />restaurants and bars
Jingle competition!
Seas and swells

Sep

2012

Envisioning and creating M/S Viking Grace
Unforgettable spa experience!
The finalists have been chosen
Greenest ship for conferences on board
We’ve picked a winner!
The other cruise manager has been chosen!
M/S Viking Grace opens her doors
Meetings with beautiful views
Sales of Maiden Voyage started!
The birth of M/S Viking Grace
Introducing the entertainment staff
Entertainment à la M/S Viking Grace

Oct

2012

The drivers’ sauna is warming up!
Tuned in to the digital age
Accelerating the speed!
A fun-filled ferry awaits all kids!
What constitutes excellent customer service?

Nov

2012

Take a peek inside M/S Viking Grace
Accessibility on board is a huge achievement!
How it all started
Safety on board
Christmas at sea

Dec

2013

Worthy uniforms for the flagship of the Baltic
Viking Grace will have its own ecological wines
As one door closes, another wonderful door opens.
Finishing touches
M/S Viking Grace handed over to Viking Line
Sea trial
M/S Viking Grace christening ceremony
Delivery day
Maiden voyage
The birth of M/S Viking Grace

Jan

2013

What are your expectations for M/S Viking Grace?

Feb

2013

A new ship has entered service

Apr

2013

Almost six months in traffic!

May

2013

An international travel service
M/S Viking Grace already hosts one million travellers

Oct

2013

All-inclusive Anniversary Cruise

Nov

2013

Viking Grace Champagne Weeks

Dec

Technology

20.09.2012
A new ship has entered service

Seas and swells

Designing a modern passenger ship means considering the impact of rough seas on the strength and integrity of the hull, as well as the wake caused by the ship itself. For this reason, many hydrodynamic calculations are made in order to perfect the hull’s optimization. This ensures the safety of the ship as well as smooth sailing during different weather conditions.
 
The highest seas I have ever seen were ones I experienced when passing the Cape of Good Hope back in the eighties. I served as shipmate on board an Ultra Large Crude Carrier ULCC vessel – one which carried crude oil from the Gulf of Persia to Mississippi refineries on the U.S. Gulf Coast. For a young seaman it was fascinating to monitor the movement of the 350 meter long tanker encountering the high seas off the African continent’s southern tip. This area is notorious for its enormous waves which occasionally may reach heights of up to 30 meters. These waves are created in ‘The Roaring Forties’ – the southern latitudes between 35 and 75 degrees – when westerly winds meet the Agulhas Current setting south on the Indian Ocean. Another factor is the force of the Coriolis Effect, caused by the earth’s rotation.
 
We will never experience anything similar to this in the Baltic Sea. The voyage between Turku and Stockholm will take place in sheltered waters cradled by the archipelagos of Finland and Sweden. M/S Viking Grace will also be equipped with stabilizing fins to ensure smooth sailing in any conditions.
 
When navigating the archipelago we will instead be paying attention to the wake formed during the ship’s different speeds, a complex phenomenon in itself. In the interest of nature, our utmost priority is to minimize any possible effects of the wake. Research shows that bigger ships with successfully designed hulls won’t necessarily cause higher wakes than those of smaller ships with non-optimized hull designs.
 
We are excited about being able to offer everyone the smooth travelling experience that is M/S Viking Grace, regardless of whether they discover the archipelagos of the Baltic Sea on board the ship or while standing on the shoreline.
 
Henrik Grönvik
Captain, Senior Master M/S Viking Grace