Small fire on ferry deck
On July 13, 2018, a fire broke out aboard the "Gabriella" on the car deck, causing some smoke development. The vessel was berthed at a quay in Stockholm and was about to be loaded at thaat time. The fire could be quickly extinguished by te crew before loading had begun. The reason was believed to be a cigarette stump igniting a blunt. After receiving the clearance from the authorities, the "Gabriella" was released and sailed half an hour behind the schedule. Finnish report with video: https://www.iltalehti.fi/ulkomaat/201807132201073117_ul.shtml
Viking Line’s Gabriella returns to service after renovation
Viking Line’s Gabriella has returned to service with new restaurant concepts and improved passenger wellness services after a two-week dry dock at the Turku Repair Yard in Naantali, Finland. The cruise ferry’s Food Garden restaurant has been converted into the Seafood Bar restaurant. Meanwhile the Bistrotek restaurant has been redesigned as a pop-up street food restaurant that will offer different themed cuisine – the first will be ‘Flavours of Mexico’. Both restaurants will launch their operations under their new concepts from 1 June 2018.
Cruises cancelled due to unplanned docking
Viking Line cancelled several trips of the "Gabriella" after inspections during a drydocking which started on May 17 at the Turku Repair Yard Ltd. in Nådendal showed that two hard winters had left the ship in Need of maintenance. The rudder stock will have to be replaced and the thruster and propeller shafts needed overhauls. The ship will also be painted. The docking was not planned, but because it found an available service time in Naantali the shipping company chose to carry out the ouverhaul works until May 29, 2013.Upload News