The first in a new series of basic cruise travel information begins today with our first ship profile, this one of Viking Oceans new Viking Star. More than a “it’s a slow news day” feature space, look for more ship profiles as we look back on previous sailings and forward to what is yet to come.
Ship Name: Viking Star
Ship Owner: Viking Ocean Cruises
Entered Service: April 11. 2015
|Class and type:||Viking Star-class|
|Length:||228 metres long|
|Beam:||29 metres wide|
|Propulsion:||2 Shafted Propellers|
Aimed to leverage the Viking’s managerial experience in ocean cruising as well as its success in the river cruising sector, the new ocean cruise division focuses on destination-centric cruising in the small ship category at competitive pricing.
The ocean product promises to provide onboard enrichment offerings and privileged access to key sites, and debuted in 2015 with the sophisticated state-of-the-art Viking Star sailing itineraries in Scandinavia and the Baltic; and the Western and Eastern Mediterranean.
15 Days, St. Petersburg to Bergen
This itinerary features an outstanding blend of northern continental European
cities, imperial Russia and the legendary homeland of the Vikings. The journey
includes overnights in Bergen, Stockholm and St. Petersburg, plus calls in Helsinki,
Tallinn, Gdansk, Berlin (Warnemünde), Copenhagen, Aalborg, Stavanger, and Flam.
Passage Through Western Europe
15 Days, Bergen to Barcelona
The nimble proportions of Viking Star give passengers access to the heart of the
Continent as well as coastal cities on this journey from the Viking waters of Bergen
to London, down the Atlantic Coast of France and Portugal and to the
Mediterranean. Ports include Lisbon, Cadiz, Gibraltar, and Cartagena with
overnights in Bergen, London, Paris and Barcelona.
13 Days, Barcelona to Venice
Spain, France, Italy, Croatia and Greece—this cruise has it all. Visit Toulon, France,
Monte Carlo, Tuscany (Livorno), Rome and Naples in Italy, Corfu (Kerkira) Greece,
Dubrovnik and Split in Croatia, plus overnights in both Barcelona and Venice.
Empires of the Mediterranean
10 Days, Venice to Istanbul
From ancient ruins to medieval cities, this Mediterranean journey starts in Venice and journeys to Pula and Dubrovnik in Croatia; Kotor in Montenegro; Santorini, Athens (Piraeus), Ephesus (Kusadasi), plus an overnight in Istanbul
Catalonia to Constantinople
22 Days, Barcelona to Istanbul
This itinerary combines the Empires of the Mediterranean itinerary and
Mediterranean Odyssey for 16 ports including overnights in Barcelona, Venice
Scandinavia to Spain
29 days, Stockholm to Barcelona
Take the Viking Homelands itinerary and the Passage Through Western Europe to
see 18 ports plus overnights in Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Bergen, London, Paris
36 Days Istanbul to Bergen
By combining Empires of the Mediterranean, Mediterranean Odyssey and Passage
through Western Europe, travelers can visit 23 ports plus overnights in Bergen,
London, Paris, Barcelona, Venice and Istanbul.
50 Days, Istanbul to Stockholm
For the ultimate journey, combine all four base itineraries to visit 33 ports, with
overnights in Istanbul, Venice, Barcelona, Paris, London, Bergen, St. Petersburg and
Want to know more about Viking Star?
We’ll be on board in November for the Empires Of The Mediterranean itinerary and hope you will follow along live during the sailing.
For now, this Viking video gives us a good idea of what Viking Ocean Cruises has in mind for us: