Viking Grace, the 57,000 gross ton lng powered cruise ferry Viking Line introduced in January, has carried one million passengers since entering service.
"The one-millionth traveller boarded the ship on 30 September 2013 in a festive atmosphere. Viking Line has been satisfied with the ship’s initial venture and the wide attention it has gathered. The rate of utilization has been quite positive and the vessel has inspired considerable interest – internationally as well," the Finnish cruise ferry company said in a statement.
“The green values respected by Viking Grace as well as its new type of design in particular has brought an impressively large number of new passengers on board. Internationality has also been seen amongst the visitors, and some very prestigious individuals have also been seen on these cruises, such as former Finnish president Mauno Koivisto,” said Johanna Molin, Viking Grace Product Manager,in the statement.
In the first six months of the year, the company's seven cruise ferries carried a total of 3.0 million passengers.