Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic and global events, Viking Line had a successful year in 2022. The company faced an unfavorable operating environment at the start of the year due to the pandemic and the Russian war in Ukraine, which affected fuel prices and market uncertainty. However, there was a significant increase in demand for travel, especially locally.
Viking Line sold the Amorella in October and reached an agreement to sell the Rosella in December. The new climate-friendly vessel, Viking Glory, entered service in March and has already made a significant contribution to the company’s results. Viking Line saw a remarkable increase in the number of passengers, with a total of 4 945 564 passengers in 2022, a 114% increase compared to the previous year. The Turku-Åland Islands-Stockholm route experienced the highest increase, with 1 955 988 passengers, a 116.3% increase. However, the upcoming year is expected to be challenging and exciting due to environmental standards and business cycles, but the company remains optimistic about the future.