Viking Sun

Viking Sun Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Sun

Year built 2017
Builder Fincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
Class
Building cost USD 300 million
Owner Viking Ocean Cruises
Speed 20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA) 227 m / 745 ft
Beam (width) 28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage 47800 gt
Passengers 464 - 928
Crew 465
Passengers-to-space ratio 52
Decks 9
Cabins 464
Decks with cabins 6

Review of Viking Sun

Viking Sun (launch in 2017 / currently under construction) is the 4th in a series of four identical cruise vessels to be commissioned for Viking Ocean Cruises. The ship is preceeded by Viking Star (2015), Viking Sea (2016) and Viking Sky (February 2017). The newest ship of this series - Viking Spirit - is scheduled for launch in 2018. Viking chairman Torstein Hagen announced plans to create at least 9 nearly identical ships. The new ships will be built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “Safe return to port”. They will be designed by Fincantieri and the interior fittings will be assigned to Rottet Studio of Los Angeles and SMC Design of London, as with the previous ships.Viking Sun cruise ship design

History - construction & ownership

The 47,800-ton, 930-passenger cruise ship Viking Sun offers destination-oriented cruising experience, with few at-sea days, long in-ports days and more exciting overnights in key spots. Ship’s features include complimentary Wi-Fi, free shore excursions, wine and beer with no charge at dinner and lunch. 

Viking Sun has all-veranda staterooms and was designed by seasoned naval engineers and architects. The look of the vessel is modern Scandinavian. Viking Sun features two pools, including an infinity one in the stern, and a spa with sauna and snow grotto.

The ship keel-laying took place at Fincantieri's Ancona yard on April 6, 2016 when the first, 280-ton block of Viking Sun, was put into place. The 4th in a series of 6 newbuilds for Viking Ocean Cruises was floated out on December 15, 2016 at Fincantieri's Ancona yard.

Cruise itinerary program

Viking Sun itinerary program is based on cruises in Southern and Northern Europe (the Baltic and Mediterranean regions). Repositioning Atlantic coast routes are operated with one-way itineraries in spring and fall. 

According to Sydney Ports cruise schedule, in 2018 Viking Ocean Cruises will make a maiden visit to Australia. A new listing shows line's Viking Sun booked into White Bay Cruise Terminal, Sydney on January 12, 2018 for an overnight stay. The cruise ship is also booked to return to Sydney harbour on February 10, mooring overnight at Point Piper Buoy.

The information has not been confirmed by Viking. The ocean branch of the company launched in 2015 and is expected to feature a fleet of six ships by the end of 2020. 

Each of the new 930-passenger ships includes many freebies, such as shore excursions, transfers, wi-fi, wine and beer at lunch and dinner, access to Nordic spa's steam room, thalassotherapy pool, hot tub, snow room, sauna and cold plunge pool. The infinity pool at the stern is another standout feature of the quartet. 

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Cabins

All cabins are balconied and at 270 sq.feet, are 20 % larger than the average standard staterooms. Five stateroom categories are offered. The new all-veranda ship is engineered for easy embarkation and debarkation.

Dining options - Food & Drinks

Viking Sun offers the following dining venues: Restaurant (dining room), buffets (Viking Deli, World Cafe), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco), specialty (Italian Grill, Chef’s Table), Private Dining (2 rooms). Viking Sun deals are inclusive of shore excursions, complimentary alcohol (wine and beer at lunch and dinner) and Wi-Fi. 

Entertainment options - Fun & Sport

On board, Viking Cruises Viking Sun ship offers two pools – the main and Infinity Pool, spa and fitness center. The Sea also features a piano lounge, wintergarden and aquavit terrace. Not to forget the sports deck, star theatre and bar, lobby bar, various shops. The walk-around promenade deck fully encircles the ship. The two-deck airy Explorer’s Lounge offers observation area which is a feature that lots of today’s cruise ships lack. Many of the new features reflect a boutique hotel feel – the fire pit and Nordic-influenced spa offering sauna and snow room are an example.

Viking Sun wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 18
  • Total number of cabins: 465 (of which 47 Suite, 32 Penthouse, 386 Balcony rooms).
  • Restaurants: Restaurant (main dining), buffet (World Cafe, Viking Deli), al fresco (Aquavit Terrace), specialty (Chef’s Table, Italian Grill).
  • Lounges & Bars: Sun (theater), Explorers (observation), Atrium (Lobby and Lounge), Shops, Bar, Piano Bar, Wintergarden (poolside area), Walking Track, walkaround Promenade (deck 2), covered pool area (with jacuzzi, bar & grill), infinity pool (jacuzzi), Spa & Fitness, Beauty Salon.
  • All Viking Ocean ships are built at the Marghera shipyard (near Venice Italy). Just like her sisters in the Viking Ocean's fleet (SeaSkySpirit and Star), Viking Sun cruise ship offers destination-rich itineraries featured with the line's new "small ship cruise" tour and onboard experience. Compared to similar class ships operated by other lines, Viking Ocean itineraries feature fewer sea days and longer port days, with many overnight port stays.
  • All passenger cabins are with a private veranda, and about 1/5th larger than average standard staterooms on the ocean cruising market. Interesting feature of the ship is the dining room. This venue could be transformed into an outdoor casual dining place thanks to its floor-to-ceiling sliding windows.
  • Viking Cruises deals (on all river and ocean ships) are inclusive of shore excursions (land tours), onboard entertainment and dining (including at specialty restaurants), drinks and alcohol (beer, wine /at lunch and dinner), 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi.

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Viking Sun Itineraries 2017

The below listed Viking Sun cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Viking Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Miami cruise port

17 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Central American Shores & Cuba
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17 Nov      Departing from Miami, Florida   
18 Nov - 19 Nov     Havana, Cuba   
20 Nov     Cozumel, Mexico   
21 Nov     Belize City   
23 Nov     Key West, Florida   
24 Nov      Arriving in Miami, Florida   
Miami cruise port

24 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Central American Shores & Cuba
Prices starting
from $18249
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24 Nov      Departing from Miami, Florida   
25 Nov - 26 Nov     Havana, Cuba   
27 Nov     Cozumel, Mexico   
28 Nov     Belize City   
30 Nov     Key West, Florida   
01 Dec      Arriving in Miami, Florida   
Miami cruise port

01 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Central American Shores & Cuba
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01 Dec      Departing from Miami, Florida   
02 Dec - 03 Dec     Havana, Cuba   
04 Dec     Cozumel, Mexico   
05 Dec     Belize City   
07 Dec     Key West, Florida   
08 Dec      Arriving in Miami, Florida   
Miami cruise port

08 December 2017 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Central American Shores & Cuba
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08 Dec      Departing from Miami, Florida   
09 Dec - 10 Dec     Havana, Cuba   
11 Dec     Cozumel, Mexico   
12 Dec     Belize City   
14 Dec     Key West, Florida   
15 Dec      Arriving in Miami, Florida   
Miami cruise port

15 December 2017 20 nights / 21 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles
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15 Dec      Departing from Miami, Florida   
16 Dec - 17 Dec     Havana, Cuba   
18 Dec     Cozumel, Mexico   
19 Dec     Belize City   
20 Dec     Roatan Island, Mahogany Bay-Coxen Hole, Honduras   
22 Dec     Puerto Limon, Costa Rica   
23 Dec     Colon, Panama   
26 Dec     Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica   
27 Dec     Corinto, Nicaragua   
28 Dec     Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala   
01 Jan     Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico   
04 Jan      Arriving in Los Angeles, Long Beach, California   

Viking Sun Itineraries 2018

The below listed Viking Sun cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Viking Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Tilbury cruise port

05 May 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Tilbury to Bergen
Prices starting
from $7599
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06 May      Departing from Tilbury, London, England   
07 May     Dover, England   
09 May     Dublin, Ireland   
10 May     Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales   
11 May     Liverpool, England   
12 May     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
13 May     Ullapool, Scotland   
14 May     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
15 May     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
16 May     Invergordon, Scotland   
17 May     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
18 May      Arriving in Bergen, Norway   
Bergen cruise port

19 May 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm
Prices starting
from $6349
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20 May      Departing from Bergen, Norway   
21 May     Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
22 May     Stavanger, Norway   
23 May     Aalborg, Denmark   
24 May     Copenhagen, Denmark   
25 May     Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany   
26 May     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
28 May     Tallinn, Estonia   
29 May - 30 May     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
31 May     Helsinki, Finland   
01 Jun      Arriving in Stockholm, Sweden   
Stockholm cruise port

02 June 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen
Prices starting
from $6399
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03 Jun      Departing from Stockholm, Sweden   
04 Jun     Helsinki, Finland   
05 Jun - 06 Jun     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
07 Jun     Tallinn, Estonia   
09 Jun     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
10 Jun     Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany   
11 Jun     Copenhagen, Denmark   
12 Jun     Aalborg, Denmark   
13 Jun     Stavanger, Norway   
14 Jun     Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
15 Jun      Arriving in Bergen, Norway   
Bergen cruise port

16 June 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Tilbury
Prices starting
from $6499
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17 Jun      Departing from Bergen, Norway   
18 Jun     Geiranger, Norway   
19 Jun     Molde, Norway   
21 Jun     Tromso, Norway   
22 Jun     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
23 Jun     Gravdal, Leknes, Vestvagoy Island, Norway   
25 Jun     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
26 Jun     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
27 Jun     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
29 Jun      Arriving in Tilbury, London, England   
Tilbury cruise port

30 June 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Tilbury to Bergen
Prices starting
from $6499
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01 Jul      Departing from Tilbury, London, England   
03 Jul     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
04 Jul     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
05 Jul     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
07 Jul     Gravdal, Leknes, Vestvagoy Island, Norway   
08 Jul     Honningsvag, Mageroya Island, Norway   
09 Jul     Tromso, Norway   
11 Jul     Molde, Norway   
12 Jul     Geiranger, Norway   
13 Jul      Arriving in Bergen, Norway   
Bergen cruise port

14 July 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm
Prices starting
from $6999
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15 Jul      Departing from Bergen, Norway   
16 Jul     Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
17 Jul     Stavanger, Norway   
18 Jul     Aalborg, Denmark   
19 Jul     Copenhagen, Denmark   
20 Jul     Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany   
21 Jul     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
23 Jul     Tallinn, Estonia   
24 Jul - 25 Jul     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
26 Jul     Helsinki, Finland   
27 Jul      Arriving in Stockholm, Sweden   
Stockholm cruise port

28 July 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen
Prices starting
from $6399
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29 Jul      Departing from Stockholm, Sweden   
30 Jul     Helsinki, Finland   
31 Jul - 01 Aug     Saint Petersburg, Russia   
02 Aug     Tallinn, Estonia   
04 Aug     Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland   
05 Aug     Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany   
06 Aug     Copenhagen, Denmark   
07 Aug     Aalborg, Denmark   
08 Aug     Stavanger, Norway   
09 Aug     Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway   
10 Aug      Arriving in Bergen, Norway   
Bergen cruise port

11 August 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Tilbury
Prices starting
from $7999
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12 Aug      Departing from Bergen, Norway   
13 Aug     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
14 Aug     Invergordon, Scotland   
15 Aug     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
16 Aug     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
17 Aug     Ullapool, Scotland   
18 Aug     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
19 Aug     Liverpool, England   
20 Aug     Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales   
21 Aug     Dublin, Ireland   
23 Aug     Dover, England   
24 Aug      Arriving in Tilbury, London, England   
Tilbury cruise port

25 August 2018 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Tilbury to Bergen
Prices starting
from $7299
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26 Aug      Departing from Tilbury, London, England   
27 Aug     Dover, England   
29 Aug     Dublin, Ireland   
30 Aug     Holyhead, Isle of Anglesey, Wales   
31 Aug     Liverpool, England   
01 Sep     Belfast, Northern Ireland   
02 Sep     Ullapool, Scotland   
03 Sep     Kirkwall, Orkney Island, Scotland   
04 Sep     Edinburgh, Leith, Scotland   
05 Sep     Invergordon, Scotland   
06 Sep     Lerwick, Shetland Island, Scotland   
07 Sep      Arriving in Bergen, Norway