In March 2024 Viking Line will take its vessel Viking Cinderella out of cruise service between Stockholm and Mariehamn so that it can instead be launched in service on the company’s Helsinki-Mariehamn-Stockholm route. In conjunction, the vessel will be reflagged under a Finnish flag.
Since 2003, Viking Line has operated cruise traffic between Stockholm and Mariehamn with the Viking Cinderella. When the vessel instead begins service between Helsinki and Stockholm in spring 2024, it will also be re-flagged to the Finnish flag.
For Viking Rederi Ab’s staff on Viking Cinderella, the change will not give rise to any redundancies. Viking Cinderella’s staff will be offered continued employment on the vessel after the reflagging under Finnish collective agreement terms.
In the spring of 2024, a new cruise service departing Stockholm will be launched in a joint venture between the shipping companies Viking Line and Gotlandsbolaget. This will enable staff at Viking Rederi to express their interest in beginning employment on the vessel previously called Birka Stockholm.
This vessel will serve under a Swedish flag and be subject to Swedish collective agreement terms. Based on the agreement between Viking Line and Gotlandsbolaget, Viking Rederi will manage catering staff and Destination Gotland will manage operational staff on the jointly owned vessel.