M/S Viking Glory will be one of the most climate-smart passenger ships in the world.

Not only a strong design concept and a unique experience

16/12/2019

M/S Viking Glory will be one of the most climate-smart passenger ships in the world. AFRYs architects at Koncept have been assigned to design the ship’s interior based on Viking Line's core values, the behaviour of the target audience and current traveling trends.

world. It is the first large passenger vessel to be equipped with Wärtsilä 31DF dual fuel engines, which utilize the latest technology and run on completely Sulphur-free liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Viking Line is pushing their concept further and is working on a new vessel with a distinct identity and a rich offer in different atmospheres. AFRYs architects at Koncept are designing the interior concept based on Viking Line’s core values, the behaviour of the target audience and current traveling trends. Always with a common thread. A place full of experiences – cross-generational. A social area where young meets old, daytime meets nighttime, shopping meets snack time. Modern, playful and pioneering.

”Our design aim is to accentuate the experience of travelling through one of the world’s most beautiful archipelagos”, says Niclas Makowsky, Project Manager Koncept

Viking Glory will be the first cruise ship in the world that uses ABB’s Azipod rudder propellers, a propulsion system that saves both time and energy in maneuvering the vessel. Other Swedish and Finnish inventions make it possible to convert both waste heat from the vessel’s engines and waste cooling power from liquefied natural gas into electricity. Waste cooling power from LNG will be used for the first time to cool cooling discs, cooling rooms and other special facilities. And the ship will have the ability to run on biogas, once it becomes a viable fuel alternative.

"The nature of the Baltic Sea offers a unique experience, and Viking Line works each day to promote its well-being and to ensure that the sea and precious archipelagos are conserved for future generations as well. Viking Line is pioneering environmental advances in the Baltic Sea and we feel big trust and security in their progressive work" says Niclas Makowsky.

The vessel is expected to sail in 2021.