More quality wellness services and new dining experiences on board M/S Gabriella
The M/S Gabriella will be returning to service on April 29 after having spent two weeks dry docked at the Naantali shipyard. Previous renovations were carried out in spring 2016, when the ship’s restaurants, entertainment areas and cabins were updated, and improvements were made to the ship’s shopping experience. This year’s refurbishments focused particularly on our restaurant concepts, the comfort of our customers and our wellness services.
The dry docking provided an optimal moment to initiate the renewal of the restaurant concepts of the M/S Gabriella, which sails along the Helsinki–Stockholm route. The ship’s Food Garden restaurant will become À la carte & Seafood Bar restaurant, and the restaurant Bistrotek transform into a pop-up theme restaurant. Both restaurants will launch their operations under their new concepts starting on June 1.
The À la carte & Seafood Bar restaurant offers a wide range of seafood dishes. In addition, customers can choose desserts and cheeses from a trolley doing rounds in the dining room. Bistrotek serves relaxed, street food type portions. The first theme of the pop-up restaurant is flavours of Mexico, starting on June 1.
“There is an increasing demand for cruises that provide great experiences and luxurious pampering. Our aim is to meet our customers’ requests by renewing, in particular, our wellness services and restaurant concepts”, explains Lauri Orpana, Route Manager for Viking Line.
Also, the sauna and pool area of the M/S Gabriella was upgraded. The saunas, dressing rooms and pool area were renovated and another treatment room was built to double the capacity for popular spa treatments. The renovation work on the sauna and pool area will continue in May, even after the ship returns to service. The renewed wellness services are being launched on June 1 as well.
Our cabin upgrading work progressed during docking with one third of the A-cabins in Standard class receiving a fresh new look. All of the renewed cabins are also now equipped with a television. In addition to the cabins, the public areas had a facelift, including new hallway carpeting, refurbished restrooms and conference facilities.
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Viking Line is a public limited company and a market-leading brand in passenger traffic on the northern Baltic Sea. It offers passenger services, recreation and cargo carrier services on the vessels Gabriella, Mariella, Amorella, Rosella, Viking Cinderella, Viking XPRS and on the flagship Viking Grace.