MS Victoria I
MS Victoria I arriving in Tallinn, May 2007.
|Port of registry:||Tallinn, Estonia|
|Ordered:||15 October 2002|
|Builder:||Aker Finnyards, Rauma, Finland|
|Laid down:||11 March 2003|
|Launched:||16 October 2003|
|Acquired:||9 March 2004|
|In service:||21 March 2004|
|Ice class:||1A Super|
|Speed:||22 knots (41 km/h; 25 mph)|
|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 18th November and 20th 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.
Media related to Victoria I (ship, 2004) at Wikimedia Commons
- Tallink silja website for MS Victoria
- MS Victoria I at Fakta om Fartyg (Swedish)
- Victoria I at marinetraffic.com
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