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M/S Visborg pictured in China (photo: Destination Gotland)

M/S Visborg: dates of open days, first sailing

It will be possible to explore the new M/S Visborg in Stockholm and Visby before the ship’s maiden voyage.

The maiden voyage of the brand new M/S Visborg is now scheduled for March 28, at 19:15, to sail from Visby on the Swedish island of Gotland to Stockholm Nynäshamn.

The new vessel, which recently arrived in Gotland from a shipyard in China, will mainly operate on the Visby-Nynäshamn line together with selected sailings to and from Oskarshamn, according to the Swedish ferry operator Destination Gotland.

Deploying the ship will contribute to increased capacity from 2019, both in terms of the number of passengers and for increased space for cars and cargo, particularly during weekends and the high season.

In addition, Destination Gotland says that CO2 emissions will decrease by 20% thanks to the new vessel’s LNG power.

“We want to be a part of developing Gotland in a sustainable manner,” says Christer Bruzelius, chief executive of Destination Gotland. “And our ambition is to continuously reduce our climate footprint.”

Sailings on M/S Visborg are now available to book at destinationgotland.se under the ferry code SF1650.

Biggest investment
Visborg was delivered to the shipping company Rederi AB Gotland in December, representing the firm’s biggest investment since its formation back in 1865.

Before the ship is put into action it will be on display at an open ship event in central Stockholm on Saturday March 23, 10:00-17:00. A similar event is planned for the port of Visby for March 16, 12:00-17:00.

The public will be welcomed on board for a tour, and on the car deck “there will be a fair that shows what the world’s best island has to offer in the form of locally produced food, fun activities and events,” Destination Gotland says.

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