ALMACO delivers catering areas and cabins for Viking Line's cruiseferry Viking Glory

   April 11, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

VIKING LINE's 2022-built cruiseferry Viking Glory (delivered in Dec 2021) is now ready for sailing in the Baltic Sea.

In charge of all the ship's catering and public areas, as well as all staterooms (passenger and crew cabins) was Almaco. In 2018, the company secured the full turnkey order to design, build and deliver the catering/cabin areas for Viking Glory. The works consisted of 1124 passenger and crew cabins along with all the galleys, pantries, bars, and provision stores (cold freezer rooms/walk-ins). The construction took place at China's Xiamen Shipbuilding Industry shipyard.

The building phase was initialized in April 2019 and the project was nearly a year in when the severity of the COVID crisis became evident affecting all the companies involved in the project. A lot of the food on Viking Glory comes from local suppliers. Guests can choose from theme restaurants, brasseries, and a classic buffet by Sweden’s National Culinary Team. The meals are accompanied by unique views of the archipelago and local stories.

The staterooms on Viking Glory come in a number of different categories and prices, but they all provide well-designed comfort. The furniture, surfaces, and mattresses are top-standard, while the layouts are smart. Viking Line wants all its passengers to be able to relax and have an exceptional night’s sleep. The crew cabins and areas are also designed to make sure the crew members can relax and feel comfortable onboard. When off duty, they can enjoy well-functioning spaces such as the crew mess, gym, and hang-out spaces.

Viking Glory ferry

Viking Glory is one of the world's most climate-smart passenger vessels. She consumes 10 % less fuel than conventional Baltic ferries of the same ice class (1A Super) and is completely sulfur-free (LNG-powered/ by liquefied natural gas). Viking Glory ferry will also, as the first in the world, recover the waste cold from the use of liquefied natural gas and recycle it for use in cold counters, and cold/other special rooms. In the galleys, the ship is utilizing Almaco’s Galley Energy Management solution to control the energy usage of the equipment.

Since March 2022, the cruise ship operates the Sweden-Finland ferry route Stockholm-Turku (crossing time 10 hours) via Aland Islands (Mariehamn).