During its first year, the LNG-powered cruise ferry Viking Grace has reached a distinguished cruising landmark – one million passengers.

The one-millionth traveller boarded the ship on Sept. 30 in a festive atmosphere. Viking Line has been satisfied with the ship’s initial venture and the wide attention it has gathered.

The rate of utilization has been quite positive and the vessel has inspired considerable interest – internationally as well.

“The green values respected by Viking Grace as well as its new type of design in particular has brought an impressively large number of new passengers on board. Internationality has also been seen amongst the visitors, and some very prestigious individuals have also been seen on these cruises, such as former Finnish president Mauno Koivisto,” Johanna Molin, Viking Grace Product Manager, said.

The millionth customer was given a festive reception already at the terminal, complete with a gift of flowers and an award. The atmosphere befitted such an event also during the cruise, with the millionth passenger publicly honoured in splendid fashion at Club Vogue and a VIP table decked out with sparkling beverages that was reserved for the star of the occasion.

“We’ve been excited about breaking the record with the millionth Grace customer since the outset of September, and now as the number’s being reached we wanted to provide everyone on board – and particularly our millionth traveller – with an unforgettable cruise," added Viking Grace Product Manager Johanna Molin enthusiastically.