Birka´s New Cruise Vessel will be Birka Paradise

Monday, October 27, 2003
The cruise vessel to be delivered in autumn 2004 for Birka Line had to day its keel laid at Aker Finnyards in Rauma. The vessel will be named Birka Paradise. The name reflects the vessel´s concept, the pattern of a Caribbean luxury cruiser. Next year a dip in the pool and lunch under palm trees in an exotic atmosphere is possible also in the Baltic! Over 50 of the 3500 suggestions received in the name contest arranged last summer proposed “Birka Paradise”. The new vessel is a full-blooded cruiser without car decks. It will be 177 m long and 28 m wide comprising eleven decks, five of which are dedicated to passenger accommodation: there are cabins and suites for in all 1,800 passengers. Three decks hold passenger public spaces: restaurants, bars, two night clubs, large conference area, shopping area, etc. Upmost there will be the recreation deck with observation lounge and pool & spa compartments. Birka Paradise can also on good grounds be called the most environmentally friendly vessel in the Baltic Sea -- it fulfils two very new classification criteria: DNV`s Clean Design rule defining several environmental solutions as to the ship structures, and the Comfort Class rule securing a noiseless and vibration free environment for the passengers. In addition, the vessel of course complies with the same environmental quality standards as the already sailing Birka Princess, i.e. equipped with an exhaust gas treatment system and closed sewage treatment systems, using only low-sulphurous bunker oil and atoxic bottom painting etc. The hull form is optimised to avoid wave forming and bottom suction in the sensitive archipelago environment the vessel will be sailing in. Birka Line Abp domiciled in Mariehamn, Åland is registered on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Since 1971 the company performs cruises out from Stockholm . More information of the company at: www.birkaline.com Aker Finnyards in Rauma has extensive experience in the building of ropax ferries. During the last ten years the yard has built fifteen passenger ferries, the recent ones having been of cruise ship standard. There are also five cruise vessels in the yard`s reference list, among them the twin hull SWATH “Radisson Diamond”.
Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

Ostebo Chosen to Head CLIA

Thomas P. Ostebo will join Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) as the organization’s new president and chief executive officer, effective July 6, 2015.

Norwegian Cruise Ship Ran Aground off Bermuda

The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship with more than 3,700 people on board ran aground in Bermuda after the vessel temporarily lost power.   Small boats, divers and

GAC Sets its Sights on UK Cruise Business

Cruise Manager appointed to coordinate integrated cruise support nationwide   GAC UK is boosting its services for the cruise industry with the appointment of Fergus Poole as Cruise Manager.

Casualties

US Oil Platform on Fire in Gulf Of Mexico

An oil platform caught fire and was evacuated in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico offshore Louisiana in the early hours of Friday, though no injuries were reported, the U.

Two Rescued from Vessel Aground North of Cuba

Two American sailors whose vessel ran aground approximately 25 miles north of Gibara, Cuba, were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Friday. Watchstanders

SoCal Beach Cleanup Could Take Months

The U.S. Coast Guard captain overseeing cleanup of oil spilled from a pipeline rupture that closed two California state beaches and fouled offshore waters near

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1564 sec (6 req/sec)