Climate-smart Viking Glory arrives in Stockholm

Viking Grace anländer till Stockholm med vattensaluteskort

Viking Line’s newly built flagship, Viking Glory, arrived in Stockholm for the first time on Friday 25th February. She was welcomed with a celebratory water salute and signalling on her voyage in to the quay at Stadsgården.

After a year of planning and months at sea, Viking Glory has arrived in Stockholm. She is the world’s most climate-smart vessel of her class and will operate on the Stockholm–Åland–Turku route, departing daily at 8 pm.

“After two years of challenges during the pandemic, it is extra-specially rewarding to see the Viking Glory arrive. For us the vessel symbolises not only a continued investment in sustainable travel across the Baltic Sea, but also the freedom to at last begin to really travel again. We are looking forward to the first passenger departures, which will begin on 1st March,” explains Kenneth Gustavsson, Sales Manager at Viking Line.

When Viking Glory berthed at the Stadsgården terminal, on her maiden visit to Sweden’s capital city, Ports of Stockholm presented a commemorative plaque to the vessel’s Senior Captain, Ulf Lindroos.

“The long voyage from the shipyard in China was naturally exciting. It is nevertheless very special to sail in to Stockholm for the first time, passing through the most scenic archipelago in the world with Viking Glory. Now it will be a fantastic feeling to welcome Swedish guests aboard this beautiful and state-of-the-art vessel,” says Ulf Lindroos, Viking Glory’s Senior Captain.

Viking Glory is a symbol for a new generation of vessels built from the hull upwards with a focus on climate and environmental aspects. This is precisely the type of traffic Stockholm wants to see more of.

“It is very pleasing that Viking Line has chosen to make this investment, as the visitors who travel across the Baltic Sea contribute a significant amount to Stockholm’s tourist revenue. The shipping companies and the ports collaboration with the tourist industry is key to restarting travel again. Viking Glory is therefore a welcome addition to our fleet operating to and from Stockholm. She is an impressive vessel and a joy for any port. Below the surface there are a lot of technologies and solutions that symbolize the future of passenger services,” explains Joakim Larsson, City Planning Commissioner responsible for Ports of Stockholm.

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