Just after midnight (CEST) on April 1, Viking Idun and a cargo ship (oil tanker Chemical Marketer (IMO 9304291), loaded with petroleum) have collided on Western Scheldt in front of Terneuzen, Netherlands, while sailing from the port of Antwerp to Ghent.
According to the cruise line, no passengers were injured.
The cruise ship sustained some damage close to the bow and is currently docked in Terneuzen with all travelers. While damage of the vessel is being assessed, guests will go on with a modified version of the itinerary.
Viking Cruises hope to have the Idun in operation in time for her next departure on April 4. In case that should not be so, future passengers will be accommodated on another Viking Longship. Line’s Customer Relations team will communicate directly with all of the guests or their travel agents.