MS Victoria I

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Victoria I Tallinn.jpg
MS Victoria I arriving in Tallinn, May 2007.
Name: Victoria I
Owner: Tallink
Operator: Tallink
Port of registry: Tallinn, Estonia Estonia
Ordered: 15 October 2002
Builder: Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland
Yard number: 434
Laid down: 11 March 2003
Launched: 16 October 2003
Acquired: 9 March 2004
In service: 21 March 2004
Status: In service
General characteristics
Length: 192.80 meters
Beam: 29.00 meters
Draught: 6.50 meters
Ice class: 1A Super
Speed: 22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)
  • 2,500 passengers
  • 2,252 passenger beds
  • 400 cars
  • 1,000 lanemeters
Notes: Sister ship to MS Romantika

MS Victoria I is a cruiseferry operated by the Estonian ferry company Tallink on a route connecting Stockholm, Sweden to Tallinn, Estonia via Mariehamn, Finland. She was built in 2004 by Aker Finnyards, Rauma. Although the ship's official name is Victoria I, she is often referred to as Victoria, without the number. This is also the name displayed on top of her superstructure, whereas the name is written in full form on the hull.

Between 18 November and 20 November 2005 the Victoria I made two one-day cruises from Helsinki to Tallinn, the latter of which was a re-election campaign cruise for the Finnish president Tarja Halonen. The use of an Estonian-flagged ship by the president provoked protests from the Finnish Seamen's Union.

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