12 January 2011

Viking XPRS interiors, 14 September 2008

Viking XPRS

IMO 9375654
Built 2008, Aker Yards Helsinki, Finland
Tonnage 35 778 GT
Length 186,71 m
Width 27,70 m
Draft 6,75 m
Ice class 1A Super
2 500 passengers
732 berths
230 cars
1 000 lanemeters
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 40 000 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 25 knot

The Viking XPRS has, of course, been already widely covered in this blog, including the interiors. However, as previously noted her rear decks were rebuilt in early 2009 with the addition of a Dance Pavillion in place of a former outer deck area. Here are a few pictures from that area of the ship in the original construction, taken on 14 September 2008. Click on the individual images to view full size.

The terraced rear deck in original configuration. Picture taken shortly after departing Helsinki, with Katajanokka in the background.
Looking forward from the aft of deck 7, towards Viking's Out. The superstructure was expanded aft-wards here when the Dance Pavillion was added.
"Inside" Viking's Out. Compare with the last three pictures in the Viking XPRS interiors 2009 -entry to get an idea how much the space has changed.

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