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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

Design

18.05.2012
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Presenting the winner: Mirva Malmgren

The votes have now been counted in the M/S Viking Grace signature wine label competition. The winner, by a landslide, is Mirva Malmgren with her depiction of the sea during different seasons and weather conditions.
 
There is much to be said about the winner: one of the more interesting facts is that Mirva studies textile design – not graphic design. ”Drawing and the visual arts have always been close to my heart. For me, textile design combines all the best elements of these in harmony. This field covers all my interests”, says Mirva.
 
The winning entry’s artwork has images of paper cut-outs incorporated into its design. These cut-outs represent different aspects of marine life. ”I’ve studied the art of papercutting and decided to implement this method. Using familiar symbols to portray the sea may be considered cliché, but clichés are there for a reason.” The labels depict the sea during different seasons and weather conditions. The champagne’s label illustrates the surface of the water in rainy weather. The white wine’s label depicts whitecaps in the sunset. Large, rolling waves are to be found on the red wine’s label. The dessert wine’s label portrays the frozen seas – and this leads us to another interesting fact.
 
 

 
 
Mirva is the daughter of a sailor; this has shaped her relationship to the sea. As a child she was familiar with the icebreakers Urho and Otso, and the scent of the engine oil still takes her back to those days and emotions. ”The sea is part of my childhood, and the frozen sea on the dessert wine label captures these memories”. Perhaps it is these memories that evoke a sense of tranquility in Maria when she gazes across the open sea.
 
What of her hopes and dreams for the future? ”I may sound dull”, she says with a laugh,”but I’d just love to do this for living. To work within this field and make a living through it.” Considering her work-ethic it is not hard to imagine that she will realize these goals. ”In my opinion, creativity comes from practicing one’s skill within given margins – this yields wonderful designs. Deadlines and boundaries direct one’s attention to the key idea and make everything else irrelevant. It is quite simply easier to work within boundaries and I am lucky for having understood this: that’s the reality we have to accept, but it doesn’t diminish the value of imagination or restrict it.”
 
And how does it feel to be the winner? ”Incredibly good!” Mirva laughs. ”It’s great to be able to see my own design in real life at this early stage in my studies – this is only my second year. I’m glad students were given this opportunity. And of course it gives one a great deal of self-confidence. I have already toasted in celebration a few times!”
 
Congratulations to the winner!