Viking Cruise Lines or “Viking Line” was established in 1959 when it began sailing the S/S Viking between the Finnish mainland, the Aland Islands, and Sweden. The current Viking Line Abp was established in 1963 under the name Alandsfarjan Ab, and it gained a listing on the Helinski Stock Exchange on July 5, 1995.
Viking Line has seven vessels sailing between the Finnish Mainland, Aland, and Sweden, as well as between Finland and the Baltic States. Besides passenger services, Viking Cruise Lines also offers recreation and cargo carrier services. Viking Cruise Lines’ ships include: M/S Amorella, M/S Cinderella, M/S Gabriella, M/S Isabella, M/S Mariella, M/S Rosella, M/S Viking ADCC, and M/S Viking XPRS. M/S Viking ADCC is an environmentally friendly ship that will be delivered to Viking summer 2009 and M/S Viking XPRS is one of the newest vessels in the fleet that combines features of a traditional car ferry and fast catamarans. Traffic for the M/S Viking XPRS started in April 2008.
Viking Lines luxury ships sail from Finland to Sweden and Estonia each day. Passengers can expect a number of excursions to choose from such as guided tours of Helinski and Stockholm as well as historic tours of Tallnin and Turku. Cruises disembark from the Port of Helinski.
Viking Line Ports include:
The Ã…land Islands
Port: West port
Port: Reisisadam Port
Onboard, passengers will enjoy fine cuisine, relaxing saunas, and entertainment galore. Viking Cruise Lines presents live music performances, dancing, and more!
To book a Viking Cruise Lines voyage you can visit the Viking Line website at www.vikingline.fi, you can call +358 (0)600-41577 or Email [email protected] Viking Cruise Lines’ prices depend on vessel, accommodations, season, and destination. Keep in mind that there are some serious age limits on all Viking Cruises as follows:
Departures between Sunday morning and Friday morning 18 years
Departures between Friday evening and Saturday evening 21 years
Daily 21 years
Minicruises between Friday evening and Saturday evening 21 years
All other cruise departures18 years
Helsinki-Stockholm and Cinderella Stockholm-Mariehamn
Daily 21 years
Parents (also stepparents), grandparents, aunts and uncles can function as guardians. Three friends of the children may accompany the family onboard.
No age limits in route traffic, except Cinderella age limit 21 years on all departures. Note: Age limit 18 years also on hotel voyages to the Baltic.
The age limits mentioned above in route traffic do not apply if those under the limits people are traveling with parents or guardians, or if a written proof of a reason for traveling (e.g. visiting relatives, business trip, studies or any such acceptable reason) exists.