- Viking ADCC
"Viking ADCC" (All seasons Day Cruising and Commuting) is the project name of a day
cruiseferryordered by the Finnish ferry company Viking Line. The ship is being built by the Spanish shipyard Astilleros de Sevillacite web |url=http://www.vikingline.fi/about/press_releases/press_070130_adcc.asp |title=Viking Line orders new vessel |accessdate=2008-05-01 |date=2007-01-30 |work=Viking Line press release |publisher=Viking Line ] and will be delivered during autumn 2009. She is planned to be placed on the Mariehamn— Kapellskärroute.
Concept and construction
The "Viking ADCC" was ordered by Viking Line from the
Astilleros de Sevillashipyard in Spainon 2007-01-29. In June of the same year the build contract of the vessel was sold to the Spanish investment bank Basalease SA, who will charter the vessel to Viking Line when completed. Construction of the "Viking ADCC" begun on 2007-12-18.cite web |url=http://www.vikingline.fi/about/press_releases/pressrelease_071220_adcc_cutting.asp |title=Construction work begins on fast-moving passenger ferry "Viking ADCC" |accessdate=2008-05-07 |date=2007-12-19 |work=Viking Line press release |publisher=Viking Line ] The keel of the vessel was laid on 2008-05-06. The ship's delivery date was originally set for mid-2009, but due to problems with the engine manufacturer Wärtsiläthe delivery has been pushed back by several months. [cite web |url=http://www.turunsanomat.fi/talous/?ts=1,3:1004:0:0,4:4:0:1:2008-08-30,104:4:561575,1:0:0:0:0:0 |title=Viking Linen "ADCC" myöhässä |accessdate=2008-08-30 |date=2008-08-30 |work= |publisher=Turun Sanomat |language=Finnish ]
The "Viking ADCC" is planned to enter service on Viking Line's route between
Kapellskär( Sweden) and Mariehamn( ÅlandIslands, Finland) in late 2009, replacing MS|Rosella.cite web |url=http://www.vikingline.se/pdf/Pressmeddelande/PrM2008-04-08.pdf |title=M/S "Rosella" snart tillbaka i Roslagens skärgård: Viking Line ersätter M/S "Ålandsfärjan" med större fartyg |accessdate=2008-04-08 |date=2008-04-08 |work=Viking Line press release |publisher=Viking Line |format=PDF |language=Swedish ]
Many of the interior features of the "Viking ADCC" were suggested by the public in a competition organised by Viking Line. Interiors of the ship have been designed by
Tillberg Design, a company that also designed the interiors of the 2008-built MS|Viking XPRS. Onboard facilities will include two restaurants, a two-deck high cafeteria, dance bar and conference rooms. Like the "Viking XPRS", the "Viking ADCC" will have separate car decks for freight and passenger cars.
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