Viking Cruises launch announcement

Find your cruise

No cruises were found for your selection

Viking Cruises launch announcement

At a gala event held last night in Beverley Hills, Viking River Cruises announced further details about their new cruise line - Viking Oceans. Scheduled to launch in 2015, the first ship of the fleet - Viking Star - will feature many innovative and ground breaking facilities.

Viking Star

Here is a run-down of what we can expect:-

  • 465 all-balcony staterooms
  • 47,000 GRT
  • 928 guests
  • Space Ratio of 50
  • 18 cabin classes
  • No 3rd or 4th berth cabins - cabins designed for only 2 passengers
  • No inside cabins
  • 2 pools
  • 15 dining experiences
  • Complimentary shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner
  • 24 hour room service
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • No casino
  • No alternative restaurant charges
  • Aimed at active, well-educated couples
  • Longer time spent in port - on average 12 hours
  • Overnight in port at the beginning and end of each cruise
  • The main restaurant will be located higher in the ship, with floor to ceiling windows that open to let in fresh air, with al fresco dining options available
  • The spa will be located lower in the ship
  • A snow room - where flakes of snow will descend from the ceiling
  • Heated Saunas
  • An AquaVit Lounge (as on their river ships)
  • The world's first ocean going infinity pool, located aft with a glass wall that extend over the stern
  • A Winter Garden lounge
  • An observation lounge, called Explorers Lounge, featuring two-storey glass walls, situated above the bridge

2015 Itineraries

  • Viking Homeland - Stockholm to Bergen - 15 days
  • Mediterranean Odyssey - Barcelona to Venice - 13 days
  • Empires of the Mediterranean - Venice to Istanbul - 10 days
  • Passge through Western Europe - Bergen to Barcelona - 15 days
  • Catalonia to Constantinople - Barcelona to Istanbul - 22 days
  • Nordic Explorer - Istanbul to Bergen - 36 days
  • Scandinavia to Spain - Stockholm to Barcelona - 29 days
  • Viking Empire - Istanbul to Stockholm - 50 days

Viking Star - photo preview gallery

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Video Preview - Viking Star

What do you think? Would you like to cruise on this new ship?

Enquire now Sign up to e-news
10 years of The Luxury Cruise Company

Latest tweets

Classy brass and wood decor on the Sea Spirit #expedition ship from @poseidonexpeditions . Homely and nautical...…
7 hours ago

A few navy ships in the harbour with Sea Spirit here in Plymouth! @poseidonexp #seaspirit #cruise #expedition…
8 hours ago

Traditional wrap around deck on Sea Spirit #expedition #ship! @poseidonexp #seaspirit #cruise
8 hours ago

Popular posts

First look at Celebrity Flora
Read more about First look at Celebrity Flora

Silversea’s new S.A.L.T. culinary programme is set to revolutionise Silver Moon
Read more about Silversea’s new S.A.L.T. culinary programme is set to revolutionise Silver Moon

Celebrity Flora - It's All Included
Read more about Celebrity Flora - It's All Included

Enquire now
Ask our specialists

020 7838 5991