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
1 000 lanemeters
4 Wärtsilä diesels, combined 40 000 kW
2 bow thrusters
1 stern thruster
Speed 25 knots
For a history of the Viking XPRS, see this entry.
The photos below show the Viking XPRS passing through the Kustaanmiekka strait en-route to Helsinki Eteläsatama (South Harbour) on the evening of 23 June 2018. Photographed from Kustaanmiekka. As always, click on the images to see them in larger size.
|I have to admit that the Grace-style hull stripes are starting to grow on me.|
|Ten years old this year, but still very sleek!|
|Although I do wish they'd paint an additional black stripe along the bridge windows, she does look a bit unblanced the way she is.|
|Also, how many ships out there have had their aft superstructure expanded twice, with no effect on the ship's profile? Because this one has.|
Kships will return.