Viking Star Ambiance Sets The Mood For First Caribbean Sailing

It was a comparatively quick trip from Orlando to New York City to board Viking Ocean Cruises first ship Viking Star.  Any other sailing with Viking has always required an international flight; well with the investment of time but a long travel day nonetheless. Still, the familiar Viking Star ambiance, experienced in other parts of the world were present all along the way and onto the ship.


Flying American Airlines from Orlando to Charlotte then on to New York was about as easy as air travel gets.  Plenty of time between connections and someone waiting for us just outside of the bag claim area with a Viking sign. In a matter of minutes we were off to the ship through typically heavy New York traffic.


Once on board the New York ambiance was hard to miss and a harbinger of detailed destination immersion to come.  Docked next to the USS Intrepid Museum with the American Flag flying from Viking Star and the same displayed on the giant LED screen of the ship’s Living Room, we were no longer in international waters.


Viking Star has made the trip to North America, complete with the friendly and efficient crew and pleasant spaces to enjoy on the upcoming three days at sea.


When a planned sunset sailaway was delayed, we were treated to the New York City skyline on the way out to sea.


Sailaway is always a wonderful time on any cruise ship sailing from New York.  We saw that same scene not long ago when remastered Queen Mary 2 set out on her first transatlantic after the extensive refurbishment.  On that day, we were with travel agent Richard Shane, Founder and CEO of The World’s Greatest Vacations in a small ship, following the big ship out to sea.

QM2 NYC Sailaway - 385

That experience was entirely during daylight.  Under the cover of darkness, we sailed the same route out of New York on Viking Star. The images here give a good idea of what we experienced this first day sailing with Viking Star from embarkation to sailing off into the night.

[espro-slider id=65925]


Viking Caribbean: Unique In The Caribbean

Facebook Photo Albums-

  • Viking Star Ambiance

Viking Caribbean: Pre-Cruise Countdown

  1. Coming Up: Viking West Indies Explorer, Epic Invasion
  2. Viking Cruises Caribbean: Island Connected Dining Like Never Before
  3. Viking Cruises Caribbean: Panoramic Island Hopping\
  4. Viking Cruises West Indies Explorer Countdown
  5. Viking Caribbean Shoreside Focus Different, Included
  6. Thinkable World Of Viking To Meet The Caribbean
  7. In The Viking Caribbean, No Smuggling Skills Needed, Door Wide Open
  8. Uniquely Different Viking Ocean Cruises: Specific Features That Caribbean Travel Will Like 
  9. Follow Viking Star In Real Time Satellite View
  10. Flexibility Enables Surprise Viking Exploration, Again
  11. Coming To North America: Our Viking Adventure Begins 
  12. Viking Introduces Previously Ignored Caribbean 
  13. Viking Welcome Home: It Can Happen Anywhere
  14. Exploring Iceland Like Vikings: Thoughtfully
  15. Vikings Explore Prince Christian Sound, Very Carefully
  16. Spectacular Travel Moments With Viking Ocean Cruises
  17. Interesting Viking Tour Brings Global View In Very Simple Terms 
  18. Viking Star Passes Ultimate Cruise Traveler Test
  19. Viking Caribbean: Something New For Someone New
  20. Aggressive Repositioning Itinerary Highlights Viking Commitment To Travelers
  21. Thoughtful Canadian Port Choice Typical Of Viking Destination Focus 
  22. Features Not Part Of The Viking Caribbean Experience
  23. Viking Star Caribbean Dining: New Cuisine For Cruise Travelers
  24. Actually, Viking Star Is Designed For Caribbean Cruising
  25. Incomparable Viking Star
  26. Viking Star Base Features To Elevate Caribbean Cruise Experience
  27. In The Wake Of Vikings [PHOTOS] 
  28. Viking Caribbean Preview: Your Questions Answered
  29. Viking Caribbean Preview: More Of Your Questions Answered
  30. Reader Question Highlights Viking Attention To Detail 
  31. Slideshow: Favorite Viking Star Features I Can’t Wait To See
  32. Viking World Cruise: I Could Do That
  33. Viking Star Arrives In New York City  

Flickr photo albums

  1. A Day In Reykjavik, Iceland
  2. Icelandic Air
  3. In The Steps Of Vikings: Cruising Prince Christian Sound
  4. Nanortalik, Greenland
  5. Qaqortoq, Greenland
  6. Viking Star Penthouse Verandah Staterooms
  7. Viking Star Ship Shots
  8. Viking Star At Sea
  9. Northern Lights
  10. Viking Star Culinary: Mamsens
  11. Viking Star Nordic Spa
  12. Viking Star Living Room Bar
  13. Viking Star Culinary Sampling
  14. Viking Star Explorer’s Lounge
  15. Viking Star Pool Grill
  16. Viking Star Past Guest Party
  17. Viking Star Living Room
  18. Saguenay, Quebec, Canada
  19. Viking Star Infinity Pool
  20. Sailing To Canada On Viking Star
  21. Viking Star Top Deck Spaces
  22. Viking Star Aquavit Bar
  23. Viking Star Crew
  24. Viking Star Main Pool Area
  25. Greenland From The Deck Of Viking Star
  26. Viking Documentation
  27. Al Fresco Seating Areas

Facebook Photo Albums