Viking Line’s new vessel will be called the Viking Grace. Under construction at STX Finland’s Turku yard as building number 1376, the vessel, which begins service in January 2013 on the Turku (Finland) – Åland Islands (Finland) – Stockholm (Sweden) route, will officially receive its name during a christening ceremony that will take place at the time it begins service.
The company stated that the design of the vessel has placed great importance on new innovative passenger experiences related to product and service delivery, as well as a “fresh” interior and environmentally friendly solutions.
The Viking Grace will use LNG as its primary fuel.
According to Viking Line, 23,000 name suggestions were submitted, including 9,900 unique names.