Viking Ocean Cruises has taken delivery of Viking Star, marking the company’s official arrival into the ocean cruise industry.
The delivery ceremony took place on March 28 when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard outside of Venice, Italy. On April 11, Viking Star will set sail from Istanbul and make its way through the Mediterranean and into the Atlantic on its way to be officially christened on May 17 in Bergen, Norway.
The all-veranda Viking Star has a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, boasts 465 cabins and will accommodate 930 passengers. It is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports, so guests have an easy and efficient embarkation and debarkation.