The new cruise ferry will be the most environmentally friendly big passenger vessel to date. It has no marine emissions and its aerial emissions are extremely low, such as the wave forming and noise generation.
The ship is about 214 metres in length and it is planned to have capacity for 2800 passengers and 200-member crew. It is full of innovative and new solutions, has 880 passenger cabins, 1.275 lane-metres for trucks and a separate car deck with approximately 500 lane-metres for passenger cars.
STX Finland Oy chairman, Juha Heikinheimo, stated: “The signed agreement is an indication of the competence that the Finnish shipbuilding cluster has as a builder of innovative and highly environmentally friendly ships. I am delighted that we get the opportunity to build a cruise ferry for our domestic shipping company Viking Line to operate between Turku and Stockholm”.
Additionally, the contract- of about 240 million euros- includes an option for a sister ship.
Source: STX Europe