On November 2004 Rauma shipyard delivered for Birka Line a 1,800 pax cruise vessel designed mainly for year around service in the Baltic Sea. She comprises eleven decks, of which five are dedicated to passenger accommodation and three for the passenger public spaces. The 177 m long and 28 m wide cruiser can with good reason be called as the most environmentally friendly vessel on the Baltic Sea -- it fulfils two very new classification criteria:
DNV`s Clean Design rule defining several environmental solutions as to the ship structures, and the Comfort Class rule securing a noiseless and vibration free environment for the passengers. In addition, the vessel of course is equipped with catalyzers and closed sewage treatment systems, with antitoxic bottom painting.
Main Characteristics of the Birka Paradise
Overall Length 177 m
Breadth 28 m
Speed 21 knots