Viking Adds Ocean Cruises

By The Cruise Web, Inc.

Rendering of the Viking Star - Photo courtesy of Viking CruisesViking River Cruises has announced that cruisers will soon be able to cruise the oceans, the Viking way. The company, which has been a leader in the river cruise industry, wants to bring their destination-centric approach to ocean cruising. Their ocean cruises are planned to offer passengers more night-time in port and more over nights than most cruise lines. Viking’s ocean cruises will also include the same inclusive amenities as their river cruises with complimentary beer and wine at lunch and dinner, complimentary wi-fi, room service and a self-service laundry facility.

Rendering of the infinity pool on the Viking Star - Photo courtesy Viking CruisesThe line has already announced their first ocean ship, the Viking Star, a new custom-built ship, will start sailing in two years. The Viking Star will hold 928 passengers and each stateroom will have a veranda, the smallest of these rooms will be 270 square feet. The ship will also feature two pools, one with a domed ceiling and an infinity pool, which will be cantilevered off the stern of the ship. Passengers will also be entertained in a three-story atrium and can take classes at the onboard cooking school.

The ship will feature at least five different dining venues. All of which will have fresh, local ingredients. The dining venues include: The Restaurant, World Cafe, The Chef’s Table, Italian Grill and The Kitchen Table. You can already book your cruise on the Viking Star‘s maiden season, and so far the ship will be sailing three different itineraries:

  • Viking Homelands – A 15-day journey stopping in Copenhagen, Stockholm, St. Petersburg and Bergen
  • Passage Through Western Europe – A 15-day journey starting in Bergen and visiting London and Paris, before stopping in Barcelona
  • Empires of the Mediterranean – A 10-day journey from Venice to Athens and Istanbul

Viking will also have another ocean ship out in 2016. These new ships will be in good company as Viking christened 10 new river ships this year and plans to christen another 12 in 2014.

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3 comments

1 Diane Peddar { 05.22.13 at 12:49 pm }

Every new ship is an adventure to think of! Congratulations and continue “christening” new vessels.
All the best.
Diane Peddar

2 Arthur B. - The Cruise Web { 05.22.13 at 4:13 pm }

Thank you, Diane! Maybe you can “christen” the ship yourself – inaugural sailing is set for April 2015.

3 Sergiy Derkach { 05.26.13 at 9:11 pm }

Viking Ocean Cruises succession of Viking River Cruises achievements is not only Torstein Hagen’s project, it’s a revolutionary declaration. RIVER and SEA cruises with their different attraction effects can be at the same level of service quality. What a “baby” can be born when multi-million river and multi-billion sea cruise industries are engaged. The race can be unprecedented. We have VIKING with everything in one hand from one side and river and sea cruising expansion worldwide from other side. During a year NCL, MSC and RCCL have more than 24 vessels cruising around Europe with about 540 “delta” port calls. River cruises Giants cover all the European rivers with their tonnage in quality and quantity. A proper cooperation can bring a new cruise product (river-sea cruises) on the market. In case the main cruise players are busy there will be a good opportunity for tour or cruise Network operators just to do this job themselves. There is a possibility even for sea small cruise ships or cruise ferries to be perfect players in cooperation with river value fleet. So, who will be a NEW CRUISE EMPIRE?

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