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Viking Sun Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Sun

Builder Fincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
Year built 2017
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.

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  • 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
17 November 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Central American Shores & Cuba
Prices starting
from $3349
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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
24 November 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Central American Shores & Cuba
Prices starting
from $3449
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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
01 December 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Central American Shores & Cuba
Prices starting
from $18249
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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
08 December 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
15 December 20 nights / 21 days, one-way from Miami to Los Angeles
Prices starting
from $7499
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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
24 Dec        Panama Canal
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
05 May 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Tilbury to Bergen
Prices starting
from $6899
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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
19 May 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm
Prices starting
from $5549
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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
02 June 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen
Prices starting
from $6199
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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
16 June 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm
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17 Jun        Departing from Bergen, Norway
18 Jun        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
19 Jun        Stavanger, Norway
20 Jun        Aalborg, Denmark
21 Jun        Copenhagen, Denmark
22 Jun        Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany
23 Jun        Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
25 Jun        Tallinn, Estonia
26 Jun - 27 Jun        Saint Petersburg, Russia
28 Jun        Helsinki, Finland
29 Jun        Arriving in Stockholm, Sweden
30 June 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen
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01 Jul        Departing from Stockholm, Sweden
02 Jul        Helsinki, Finland
03 Jul - 04 Jul        Saint Petersburg, Russia
05 Jul        Tallinn, Estonia
07 Jul        Gdynia, Gdansk, Poland
08 Jul        Warnemunde, Rostock, Germany
09 Jul        Copenhagen, Denmark
10 Jul        Aalborg, Denmark
11 Jul        Stavanger, Norway
12 Jul        Eidfjord, Hardangerfjord, Norway
13 Jul        Arriving in Bergen, Norway
14 July 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm
Prices starting
from $6399
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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
28 July 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen
Prices starting
from $6199
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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
11 August 13 nights / 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Tilbury
Prices starting
from $7599
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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
25 August 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