Improved Passenger Mobility, Comfort, Aboard Superferry 'Viking Grace'

Press Release
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
'Viking Grace': Photo credit Viking Line

Finnish Avaava, a company specializing in barrier-free solutions makes it easier for passengers to move around, accommodate, in comfort.

Different spaces need to cater to a variety of different people. Avaava creates supplementary solutions adapted to varying levels of mobility. It’s all about equality and the simple fact that age, size, shape and health issues should not hinder mobility or the enjoyment of a high standard of living; a standard  applied to Viking Line's new ferry.

Grand designs and accessibility are not mutually exclusive – quite the opposite. Barrier-free design is all about combining aesthetics, functionality, a multi-sensory approach and customer-oriented planning. All in perfect harmony.

Many different types of cabins have been specifically designed to suit the needs of those with reduced mobility. These cabins can be equipped with devices that help ease movement from a wheelchair to the bed, or to the shower. This is just one of the advantages of a barrier-free design.

When it comes to public spaces, elevators reflect one of the greatest improvements. All 9 onboard elevators are specially adapted for wheel chairs. M/S Viking Grace also features more hearing aid loops than her predecessors. The sizes and the color palettes of onboard signs and screens have been designed with those of reduced vision in mind.
 

Maritime Reporter August 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Contracts

Subsea 7 Bags $150 million Offshore UK Contract Maersk

Offshore contractor Subsea 7 has been awarded a $150 million subsea, umbilical, riser and flowline (SURF) contract by Maersk Oil for the development of the Culzean field in the UK North Sea.

SMOE Wins $1bln Multi-platform Culzean Contract

Singapore's offshore services provider Sembcorp Marine has won an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth over USD1 billion for the Culzean

SHIPPINGInsight to Focus on Ship Telematics

The subject of ship telematics will be prominently featured at the upcoming SHIPPINGInsight 2015 Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition, which takes place in Stamford, Conn.

Ferries

Ferguson to Build Two CalMac Ferries

Scottish minister Nicola Sturgeon have named Ferguson shipyard as the preferred bidder for a £97 million contract for the biggest new ferries on the Clyde since

Deal Reached to End MyFerryLink Dispute

A deal was reached on Monday to save hundreds of ferry jobs at the northern French port of Calais, the French transport minister said, ending a dispute that has

Wärtsilä Scrubbers for Finnlines Vessels

Finnlines, a Ro-Ro and passenger vessel operator with services in the North and Baltic Seas, has contracted Wärtsilä to supply three vessels with exhaust cleaning scrubber systems.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Pipelines Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Repair 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: 0.5384 sec (2 req/sec)