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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

03.01.2013

Worthy uniforms for the flagship of the Baltic

M​/S Viking Grace, was built to renew the cruise experience in every way. Every detail of this stylish and impressively pro-environmental ship has been produced with care. The uniforms for the ship’s crew all bear the handprint of top young Finnish designers.



Viking Line made workwear a part of its approach to the production of a new kind of cruise experience. Crew uniforms had to support strongly the same design spirit and open-mindedness that could be sensed in the designs of dSign’s Vertti Kivi,” says TouchPoint’s Sales and Marketing Director Carita Peltonen.

Premium design engages with sustainable development



The design of the uniforms harnessed a team of three young star-class Finnish designers. Kauppalehti, among others, placed principal designer Camilla Mikama among the top four Finnish designers as early as 2010. Anniina Nurmi is known as an ecodesigner and for her green clothing blog. Elli Roth, MA, while a student at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture, was part of the team that won the only international competition in workwear, in 2008.

The design of the uniforms supports the unique service concept of the new cruise ship. A service spirit that is not just good but excellent comes across also in the crew uniforms. Whether they are worn by chefs or officers, the uniforms are stylish and catch the spirit of the times. The collection draws from easily approachable business wear, rather than the traditional world of uniforms. The main colour of the collection is dark lilac, or mauve, which is also strongly visible in autumn fashions,” Carita Peltonen explains.

Central to the designs were elements important to both Viking Line and TouchPoint: ecological materials and ethical production. In addition, the materials had to be pleasant to wear at work.

As a rule, the materials bear the EU Flower ecolabel. Fabrics are cut in such a way that surplus is minimized. Ninety percent of the products are made in Europe,” says Carita Peltonen.

TouchPoint operates a so-called ‘let me be me’ concept in its design work. This means that workwear should look and feel good on all its wearers,” Peltonen says.

TouchPoint Oy was created out of a burning passion to do something good and right. It would combine design with responsible manufacturing and a humane, effective, and controlled chain of production. It was created out of a desire to harness vision and expertise to serve the needs of customers. It arose from the need to develop natural products and services that would communicate the values of the client company ​​and strengthen its brand. It had a desire to pass on the values of the company to end users through ecological products, and at the same time to produce ethically acceptable commercial value. In 2012, Kauppalehti classified TouchPoint as an Achiever for the second time in a row.