Cruise ship docked in Kristiansand will be turned into reception center in Sweden

Cruise ship Ocean Gala.Cruise ship Ocean Gala.Photo: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix

A cruise ship that will be put to use as a reception center in Sweden, has arrived at Kristiansand. There the final preparations will be made before the ship sails on.

The ship Ocean Gala is able to accommodate 1,790 people and will be docked somewhere in Sweden. Friday, it arrived in Kristiansand, where it will dock for a few days, reports newspaper Fædrelandsvennen.
The ship was once a “Danskebåt”(Danish boat) ferry and travelled between Oslo and Copenhagen in the 80s. Later on it has been out to use as tourist ship. In Kristiansand be the final preparations   before the ship can be used as reception centers in Sweden will be made.
– It is to be used as a center which will contain most of the functions. The residents will both get meals and place to stay while on board, and we’ve both prepared rooms for training and have created offices for the people who are to work here  Espen Tandberg, leader and partner in the company Floating Accommodation, told the newspaper.