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BIRKA GOTLAND is being upgraded for SEK 70 million

CruiseThe newly-founded company Gotland Alandia Cruises is investing SEK 70 million in a three-week interior and exterior upgrade of the cruise ship BIRKA GOTLAND. On 6 February, the ship began its journey towards the shipyard in Landskrona, and on 20 March, it will resume service.

The shipping companies Viking Line and Gotlandsbolaget jointly formed the new company Gotland Alandia Cruises, which will operate the ship BIRKA GOTLAND under the leadership of CEO Susanne Kaarnimo-Knight.

- BIRKA GOTLAND is generally in good condition and was last renovated in 2019. Thus, there is a lot to take advantage of while we carefully refine selected areas on board. Among other things, we are investing in the spa department on deck 10, which under the Achipelago Spa concept gets an inviting archipelago profile with high-class treatments, says Susanne Kaarnimo-Knight, CEO of Gotland Alandia Cruises.

In addition to the spa department, Birka's iconic sun deck is also being redone, and the cabins are being updated with the ship's luxurious suites at the forefront. The culinary experiences set the tone in the ship's total of nine different bars, cafes and restaurants. A luxurious oyster menu that is served together with caviar and Kalix roe stands out, while meat lovers can look forward to freshly grilled farm meat from Gotland. In the nightclub Backstage, famous dance bands entertain from Sunday to Thursday. Towards the end of the week, the temperature is then turned up with party bands for all those who want to party.

BIRKA GOTLAND will cruise from Stockholm to destinations such as Mariehamn, Visby, the High Coast, Ystad, Bornholm and Riga.

© Shippax

Feb 08 2024

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