Previously known for its river cruising vessels, Viking has taken to the waves launching a new business – Viking Ocean Cruises, and its first ship – Viking Star. The ship was christened on 17 May in Bergen, Norway – its home port – and was built with Scandinavian heritage in mind. Viking Star’s 465 cabins all have verandas and can accommodate a total of 930 passengers. The ship will be a regular in ports across the Mediterranean and Western Europe, including Athens, Santorini, Kotor, Dubrovnik, Venice, Barcelona, Seville (Cadiz), Gibraltar, Lisbon, Paris (Rouen) and London with a complimentary excursion in each port and an excellent cultural enrichment program on board.
Two more ships, Viking Sea and Viking Sky, are under construction.