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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

Experience

09.01.2013
As one door closes, another wonderful door opens.

As one door closes, another wonderful door opens.

These past weeks and especially these last few days have been the most exciting times of my life so far. Project NB1376 is drawing to a close, marking the start of the saga of M/S Viking Grace. Simple ideas – once a collection of drawings – have finally sprung to life. The 3D illustrations created by the architects have been transformed into the real spaces of a very real ship. Long lists of orders have become tangible items to be collected from the loading dock. The new staff, only recently a series of digits on contracts, now consists of actual individuals ready to board. It may seem that I’m excited about the little things, but the past couple of weeks have shown me that dreams do come true and that great goals can be achieved. We have, of course, also come across things that didn’t work out as expected. It took me quite a while to grasp the enormity of this project. In the end, everything consists of compromises between architects, sub-contractors, designers, authorities and engineers. Lots of people have added their own flavor to the mix that is M/S Viking Grace; I’ve had the pleasure of being one of those people.

All throughout the ship spirits are high, despite the last minute rush. Everyone is working together to help out as best as possible. Different areas and spaces are being finalized one by one as restaurant furniture arrives and Tax-Free shelves are stocked. Soon even the balls I ordered for the ball pond will arrive. The LED wall of Club Vogue has been tested a few times and it’s magnificent. Our very own resident mascot and cat Ville Viking has also embarked. There are no words to describe this feeling: we are all so incredibly proud of this ship and we want you, our future passengers, to share this feeling with us. We want to thank every one who has followed the project this far. Thank you for all the comments and ideas that you’ve shared with us. Hopefully we’ll meet on board and when you travel with us, please do come by and say hi! You’re most likely to find me and my colleagues in different restaurants around the ship or in the Cruise Manager office on deck 10. As long as we’re there, the door to our office will always be open!

Okay, the warehouse is calling me now. Maybe the karaoke books or Microsoft Xbox games have arrived?

From Grace with love,

Jossu

Johanna Molin
Cruise Manager
M/S Viking Grace