Are you also keen to see Viking Glory? Then climb aboard — we're off! Check out the interiors and take a seat on deck for a moment. This is the first in a series of virtual videos that the Finnish start-up MiTale helped us develop — all to give you a taste of our new cruising oasis.
Interiors designed by Koncept
Viking Glory's stylish interiors have been designed by the Swedish architecture firm Koncept, which previously completed the interiors for the Haymarket by Scandic hotel in Stockholm. The keywords are Nordic maritime, timeless thinking and down-to-earth with a touch of luxury. And just like with our technological innovations, sustainability comes first. Read more »
Viking Glory will be one of the most climate-smart passenger ships in the world
Thanks to advanced, innovative technological solutions, Viking Glory will be one of the world’s most climate-smart passenger ships. It is expected to use up to 10% less fuel than our vessel Viking Grace, which was previously honoured with the distinction of being the world’s most environmentally-friendly passenger ship. Press release.
Ready for automated mooring
Viking Glory will dock in port using vacuum technology. The new automated mooring system that is installed at the Port of Turku will save both time and fuel. And once again, the maritime environment is the biggest winner.
Forget hawsers and human muscle power. Automated mooring, or auto-mooring, is not just safer but also faster in the actual mooring process. As a result, the vessel's speed and the amount of time the main engines need to be used for harbour manoeuvres can be reduced, which saves fuel and cuts emissions. Viking Glory, along with Viking Grace, will be ready to use this auto-mooring system from day one. The system is part of the Finnish-Swedish NextGen Link project for sustainable maritime travel, a project coordinated by the Port of Turku with EU financial support.
Innovative technological solutions from Wärtsilä
When Viking Glory embarks on its maiden voyage in 2021, the vessel will be powered with the help of six highly efficient 31DF multi-fuel engines and numerous smart systems from the Finnish technology group Wärtsilä — with a minimal environmental footprint as a result.
Wärtsilä's multi-fuel engines mainly use liquefied natural gas (LNG) and are already installed today on Viking Grace. The launch of Viking Glory represents a new milestone, as it becomes the first vessel in the world to be equipped with the company's new 31DF engines. The combination of high efficiency, record-low fuel consumption and reduced emissions is expected to produce low operating costs and a minimal environmental footprint. Wärtsilä will also equip Viking Glory with its navigation system as well as a number of other advances that will reduce the vessel's environmental impact.
Azipod® sets the course to sustainability
Viking Glory opens the seaway towards the future. Our flagship is the first of its kind to deploy ABB's Azipod® propulsion, which has now been installed. Its innovative technology reduces emissions.
Azipod® differs from a traditional shaft line propulsion system in two ways: its electric motor is placed in a pod, outside the vessel, and the Azipod® unit can be turned 360 degrees. With increased manoeuvrability and efficiency, the ship's speed can be reduced while keeping the schedule. This lowers carbon dioxide emissions by approximately 10,000 tons per year, which corresponds to the amount that 2,200 passenger cars produce annually. Azipod® also minimises vibrations and noise, making travelling more comfortable. Tomorrow's sea experience is more sustainable and passenger friendly! Read more at abb.com »
Even more climate-smart with new steam turbines
Viking Glory will be the first vessel in the world to be equipped with steam turbines from the Swedish clean tech company Climeon. Combined with Climeon's Heat Power system, they are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 4,000 tonnes a year.
Good news on the environmental front! To further reduce our climate impact, we have had the Swedish company Climeon develop two specially-designed steam turbines for Viking Glory. As a result, waste heat from the gases produced in the engines' combustion process is captured and in the next phase used to generate electricity using Climeon's Heat Power modules. These innovations are estimated to supply up to 40% of the electricity needed for passenger functions and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 4,000 tonnes a year.
Viking Line, together with the Port of Turku, the Ports of Stockholm, the Port of Mariehamn and the city of Turku, has been granted EU funding from CEF for their collaborative NextGen Link project.
The project entails an upgrade of maritime transport links between Stockholm, Mariehamn and Turku with a new vessel that runs on liquefied natural gas (LNG) as well as infrastructure improvements in the ports. The project is in line with the EU's TEN-T priorities, since it contributes to increased use of more sustainable vessel fuel and thus reduced emissions while also improving logistics in the link between Stockholm and Turku and making them more efficient.
The Stockholm–Mariehamn–Turku link is located in the so-called Scandinavian-Mediterranean Core Network Corridor, a transport corridor identified by the EU as being a special priority under the framework for TEN-T. The EU project, which is led by the Port of Turku, runs from 2017 to 2020. Funding for the collaborative NextGen Link project will be a maximum of 12.7 million euros.