20 February 2012

Viking Cinderella in Stockholm, 10 February 2012

Viking Cinderella

IMO 8719188
Former name: Cinderella
Built 1989, Wärtsilä Marine Turku, Finland
Tonnage 46 398 GT
Length 191,00 m
Width 29,00 m
Draught 6,74 m
2560 passengers
2500 berths
480 cars or 60 trucks (in cruise service parking space for 100 cars)
760 lanemeters
4 Sulzer diesels, combined 28 800 kW
2 propellers
2 bow thrusters
Speed 22 knots

Staying in the theme of Viking Line, here is a ship that has been featured far too rarely in this blog: the Viking Cinderella, without a doubt the best ship currently in Viking Line's fleet. A status she is likely to lose next year to the unfortunately named Viking Grace. But until then, if you wish to experience the best that the red ships can offer, go on the red ship with a white hull.

These photographs show the Viking Cinderella arriving at Viking Line's terminal on Tegelvikshamnen in the afternoon of 10 February 2012. Photographed from Södermalm. Click on the images to see them in larger size.

It's a great-looking ship, even though I think she looked betetr (and less boxy) with the proper red Viking Line hull.
Notice that the starboard side (pictured here) is different from the port side, featuring the impressive three-deck high panoramic window. Earlier drawings show it as being five-deck high, but for whatever reason the ship's name was written in huge letters on deck 10 instead.
Considering the ship was designed in one-third of normal design time (thanks to SF Line being offered a building slot left open when Admiral Cruises cancelled an order they had at Wärtsilä) the end result is really quite good. On the inside it's a derivative of the Mariella and Amorella/Isabella, but considering how practical the layout on those ships is, that is not a bad thing.
...I couldn't get pictures showing the ship from a aft view from this point, she moved behind a security fence. I think I have a bunch of older pics showing her from an aft view, I'll have to dig them up at some point.


  1. I have to organise one trip to your part of the world to photograph all these ships, beautiful pics once again


    1. Thank you again for the positive feedback Vitor. When you do come over, let me know. Maybe we could meet up in Helsinki and I could show you the best spots for photography?

  2. Thanks Kalle, likewise if you come to the UK, with great pleasure

  3. Really beautiful pics Kalle!
    New Swedish reader here!!


    1. Welcome onboard Gabriel! I'm glad you enjoy the photos.