16 July 2014

Viking XPRS in Tallinn, 5 July 2014

Viking XPRS

IMO 9375654
Built 2008, Aker Yards Helsinki, Finland
Tonnage 35 778 GT
Length 186,71 m
Width 27,70 m
Draugth 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 knots

It's been a while since the Viking XPRS was featured here in new photos. In fact, this is the first time I'm putting up new photos of her since she recieved her new Viking Grace -like livery. The photos below show her arriving in Tallinn late in the evening of 5 July 2014, photographed from the aft decks of the Silja Europa. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

Rather perfect timing with the sunset, with just enough light still remaining.
Still light enough to take photos (admittedly with very high ISO levels), but dark enough for the lights to shine from inside the ship.
The Silja Europa was at a different quay from the usual, hence making these photos possible.
That sky. I have nothing to add.
Thanks to the Silja Europa's abnormal location, it was even possible to take some aft-view images of the XPRS.
The rear of the Viking XPRS' semi-sister competitor Star makes a small appearance on the lower left-hand corner.

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