Viking Orion

Viking Orion current position

Viking Orion current location is at North West Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 32.29210 N / -64.78398 W) cruising en route to HAMILTON. The AIS position was reported 1 hour ago.

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Current itinerary of Viking Orion

Viking Orion current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Escape. Prices start from USD 1799 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 20 Jul, 2021 and ends on 27 Jul, 2021.

Date / TimePort
20 Jul    Departing from Hamilton, Bermuda hotels
23 Jul - 24 Jul    St George, Bermuda
26 Jul    Kings Wharf, Bermuda
27 Jul    Arriving in Hamilton, Bermuda hotels

Specifications of Viking Orion

Year built2018  /  Age: 3
Flag state Norway
BuilderFincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
ClassViking Ocean
Building costEUR 340 million (USD 400 million)
OwnerViking Cruises
OperatorViking Ocean Cruises
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)227 m / 745 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage47842 gt
Passengers930
Crew465
Passengers-to-space ratio52
Decks10
Cabins464
Decks with cabins6
Sister-shipsViking Ocean ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, Viking Jupiter, Viking Tellus, Viking Venus, Viking Neptune, Viking Mars)
Christened byAnna Lee Fisher
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Viking Orion Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Jun 29 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Escape Hamilton $1799
2021 Jul 06 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Escape Hamilton $1799
2021 Jul 13 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Escape Hamilton $1799
2021 Jul 20 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Escape Hamilton $1799
2021 Jul 27 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Escape Hamilton $1799
2021 Aug 03 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Escape Hamilton $1799
2021 Aug 27 22 days, one-way from Vancouver to Tokyo Vancouver
2021 Aug 27 36 days, one-way from Vancouver to Hong Kong Vancouver
2021 Sep 19 14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong Tokyo $5299
2021 Oct 03 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo Hong Kong $4999
2021 Oct 17 14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong Tokyo $4999
2021 Oct 17 28 days, one-way from Tokyo to Laem Chabang Tokyo $10298
2021 Oct 31 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Laem Chabang Hong Kong $5999
2021 Oct 31 26 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Benoa Hong Kong $10298
2021 Nov 14 12 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Benoa Laem Chabang $4999
2021 Nov 14 28 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Sydney Laem Chabang $11998
2021 Nov 26 16 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney Benoa $6999
2021 Dec 12 15 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $6999
2021 Dec 27 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $7499
2022 Jan 10 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $7499
2022 Jan 24 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $7499
2022 Feb 07 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $7499
2022 Feb 21 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $7499
2022 Feb 21 30 days, one-way from Auckland to Benoa Auckland
2022 Feb 21 92 days, one-way from Auckland to Vancouver Auckland
2022 Mar 07 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney $6999
2022 Mar 07 28 days, one-way from Sydney to Laem Chabang Sydney $11998
2022 Mar 07 78 days, one-way from Sydney to Vancouver Sydney
2022 Mar 23 12 days, one-way from Benoa to Laem Chabang Benoa $4999
2022 Mar 23 26 days, one-way from Benoa to Hong Kong Benoa $10998
2022 Apr 04 14 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Hong Kong Laem Chabang $5999
2022 Apr 04 28 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Tokyo Laem Chabang $12998
2022 Apr 18 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo Hong Kong
2022 Apr 18 36 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Vancouver Hong Kong
2022 May 02 22 days, one-way from Tokyo to Vancouver Tokyo $8999
2022 May 23 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5499
2022 Jun 02 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5499
2022 Jun 12 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5499
2022 Jun 22 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5499
2022 Jul 02 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5499
2022 Jul 12 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5499
2022 Jul 22 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5499
2022 Aug 01 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5499
2022 Aug 11 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5499
2022 Aug 21 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5499
2022 Aug 31 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5499
2022 Sep 10 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5499
2022 Sep 20 22 days, one-way from Vancouver to Tokyo Vancouver $8999
2022 Sep 20 36 days, one-way from Vancouver to Hong Kong Vancouver $15698
2022 Sep 20 78 days, one-way from Vancouver to Sydney Vancouver $33695
2022 Sep 20 92 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland Vancouver $40694
2022 Oct 13 14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong Tokyo $6999
2022 Oct 13 28 days, one-way from Tokyo to Laem Chabang Tokyo $12998
2022 Oct 27 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Laem Chabang Hong Kong $5999
2022 Oct 27 26 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Benoa Hong Kong $10998
2022 Nov 10 12 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Benoa Laem Chabang $4999
2022 Nov 10 28 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Sydney Laem Chabang $11998
2022 Nov 22 16 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney Benoa $6999
2022 Nov 22 30 days, one-way from Benoa to Auckland Benoa $13998
2022 Dec 08 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $7499
2022 Dec 22 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $6999
2023 Jan 05 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $7499
2023 Jan 19 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $7499
2023 Feb 02 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $7499
2023 Feb 16 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $7499
2023 Feb 16 30 days, one-way from Auckland to Benoa Auckland $14498
2023 Mar 02 16 days, one-way from Sydney to Benoa Sydney $6999
2023 Mar 18 14 days, one-way from Benoa to Singapore Benoa $5999
2023 Apr 15 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Tokyo Hong Kong $6999
2023 Apr 15 36 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Vancouver Hong Kong $15698
2023 Apr 29 22 days, one-way from Tokyo to Vancouver Tokyo $8999
2023 May 20 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $4999
2023 May 30 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $4999
2023 Jun 09 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2023 Jun 19 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5299
2023 Jun 29 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2023 Jul 09 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5299
2023 Jul 19 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2023 Jul 29 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5299
2023 Aug 08 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2023 Aug 18 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5299
2023 Aug 28 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $4999
2023 Sep 07 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $4999
2023 Sep 17 92 days, one-way from Vancouver to Auckland Vancouver $40994
2023 Sep 17 78 days, one-way from Vancouver to Sydney Vancouver $33995
2023 Sep 17 36 days, one-way from Vancouver to Hong Kong Vancouver $15998
2023 Sep 17 22 days, one-way from Vancouver to Tokyo Vancouver $8999
2023 Oct 10 28 days, one-way from Tokyo to Laem Chabang Tokyo $12998
2023 Oct 10 14 days, one-way from Tokyo to Hong Kong Tokyo $6999
2023 Oct 24 26 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Benoa Hong Kong $10998
2023 Oct 24 14 days, one-way from Hong Kong to Laem Chabang Hong Kong $5999
2023 Nov 07 28 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Sydney Laem Chabang $11998
2023 Nov 07 12 days, one-way from Laem Chabang to Benoa Laem Chabang $4999
2023 Nov 19 30 days, one-way from Benoa to Auckland Benoa $13998
2023 Nov 19 16 days, one-way from Benoa to Sydney Benoa $6999
2023 Dec 05 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $6999
2023 Dec 19 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $6999
2024 Jan 02 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $7499
2024 Jan 16 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $7499
2024 Jan 30 14 days, one-way from Sydney to Auckland Sydney $7499
2024 Feb 13 14 days, one-way from Auckland to Sydney Auckland $7499

Viking Orion Review

Review of Viking Orion

The 2018-built MS Viking Orion cruise ship (fka "Viking Spirit") is the 5th in a series of 10 identical units built for Viking Ocean Cruises. In 2017, having already 4 operational liners (Star, Sea, Sky, Sun), VIKING OCEAN announced a fleet-expansion to total 10 vessels (6 more newbuilds on order), with scheduled deliveries in 2018 (Orion), 2019 (Jupiter), 2021 (Tellus and Venus) and 2022 (Neptune and Mars).

History - construction and ownership

The 930-passenger ship Viking Orion 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 Orion cruise ship (VIKING OCEAN)

Each of the Viking Ocean ships offers many ticket price-inclusive / complimentary amenities and services, such as all shore excursions, transfers, Wi-Fi, wine and beer (at lunches and dinners), access to Nordic Spa (steam room, thalassotherapy pool, hot tub, snow room / grotto, sauna, cold plunge pool). The infinity pool (resistance swimming pool located aft on Deck 7 / at the ship's stern) is another unique and complimentary facility.

All Viking Ocean liners were built according to the latest maritime navigation regulations and equipped with latest marine safety systems, including "safe return to port". The ships also implement some of the maritime industry's latest technologies, including energy-saving hybrid engines (diesel generators and gas turbines), optimized hulls and bulbous bows for max fuel efficiency. Ship design also features the common for Viking River Cruises longships solar panels (installed on the Magradome pool cover) additionally minimizing the vessel's exhaust pollution.

Viking Ocean cruise ship (aerial)

Decks and Cabins

Viking Orion staterooms (465 total) include 47x Suites, 32x Penthouses and 386x Veranda/Balcony cabins in 18 grades.

All passenger cabins are balconied and offering all the industry's modern amenities and services, including King-size beds ("Viking Explorer", deluxe mattresses and linens, Cashmere blankets), en suite bathroom (heated floor, heated mirror, glass-door shower, hairdryer, premium bath products and toiletries /by Freyja, bathrobes, slippers, towel warmers), seating area (sofa, coffee table, vanity desk with chair, wardrobe, full-length mirror with mini lights), satellite phone, smart HDTV (3D, Infotainment / interactive TV system for Internet access, room service ordering, movies-on-demand, live webcams views, Viking Cruises channel for news, enrichment lectures and port talks), in-room binoculars, electronic safe box, individual air-conditioning, coffee machine, mini-bar (replenished daily with bottled water, soft drinks, snacks).

The boat has 10 decks, of which 6 are with passenger cabins.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

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

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Onboard, Viking Cruises Viking Orion ship offers two pools - main pool and Infinity Pool, covered pool area (with jacuzzi, bar & grill), Spa & Fitness Center, Beauty Salon. The Sea also features a piano lounge, winter garden 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 modern 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.

All Viking Ocean ships have an onboard "snow room". The 2013-launched Viking Grace (2800-passenger ferry ship operated by VIKING LINE) was the ever first vessel with a snow room. Viking Cruises' "Snow Grotto" is a spa retreat with powdery snow falling down from the ceiling. The experience (touted beneficial to the body's blood circulation) includes heating in a sauna (steam bath), then walking into this small room fitted with benches and with dark stone walls illuminated by blue light. The snow on the floor is kept at sub-freezing temperatures. This Arctic-themed facility is part of the ship's thermal suite (within the spa complex). This relaxation area has also 1 hot tub, sauna room, heated ceramic loungers, therapeutic showers, salt-water thermal pool. Snow Grotto access is complimentary to all passengers.

The Dome planetarium

MS Viking Orion is world's 2nd ship (after Cunard's liner RMS Queen Mary 2) with an onboard planetarium. Named "Explorers' Dome", this theatre-like venue is circular, with capacity 26 seats and located forward on Deck 8, facing Explorers Lounge. It uses the latest video projecting technology to show constellations and other space-related 3D videos on its domed roof.

  • Resolution quality is 7K HD. Dome's equipment includes 5x laser-beam projectors and studio-quality speakers with 2D and 3D sound options.
  • Signature shows offered here is "Journey to Space" (space travel history-themed) and "Under the Arctic Sky" (northern lights-themed). The Dome and its programming are complimentary. 3D glasses are provided, also complimentary.
  • Ship's resident astronomer (in addition to its resident historian) leads 2 lectures per cruise, themed on current sky events and also on themes determined by passengers preference.
  • In 2018, Viking Cruises partnered with the US-based company "Evans and Sutherland" - developer of advanced computer graphics for digital planetariums and cinemas, and distributor of world's largest database (library) of full-dome shows. The company also provides access to live feeds, including from the International Space Station and current space missions.

The cruise liner also has a portable telescope (electronically stabilized) that provides live night sky views projected at The Dome. The telescope is generally fixed, located on either side (forward) on Deck 9. Ship's astronomer organizes there outdoor stargazing sessions.

Itineraries

Viking Orion itinerary program includes Around the World cruise and Alaskan cruises (during summer).

Following the Coronavirus crisis, in summer 2021, Viking Ocean restarted passenger shipping operations with Viking Venus ("England's Scenic Shores" UK coastal itinerary roundtrip from Liverpool and Portsmouth/since May 22), Viking Sky ("Iceland’s Natural Beauty" 8-day itinerary roundtrip from homeport Reykjavik/since June 26) and Viking Orion ("Bermuda Escape" 8-day itinerary roundtrip from homeport Hamilton/since June 15). All these voyages were open for booking to UK residents only.

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All Viking Ocean ships offer 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 much overnight ports' stays.

Among the vessel’s innovative marine technologies are its energy-saving hybrid engines, top-deck solar panels, pollution-minimizing exhaust system. This ship also uses seawater as a lubricant for its propeller shaft bearings. This technology lowers the vessel’s maintenance costs and also the risk of pollution. Replacing the biodegradable oils, the water is being directly discharged into the ocean.

Viking Ocean ships represent a "smaller ship" concept. The relatively shallow draft (21 ft / 6,3 m), design (hull and superstructure) and technology allow the ship to directly access even small ports. The ship's smaller size also guarantees an easy and faster passenger embarkation/debarkation process. Another unique feature for the "affordable luxury" ocean cruising market is that regardless of cabin categories, all Viking Ocean deals are price-inclusive of the shore excursions in all ports in the cruise ship itinerary.

All passenger cabins are with a private veranda, and about 1/5th larger than average standard staterooms on the ocean cruising market. An 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.

For Viking Ocean ships' interiors were contracted SMC Design (London-based interior design company) and Rottet Studios (LA-based hotel design company). Viking Cruises deals (on all river and ocean ships) are inclusive of shore excursions (land tours), onboard entertainment and dining (including at speciality restaurants), drinks and alcohol (beer, wine /at lunch and dinner), 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi.

On February 15, 2017, at the Fincantieri's Ancona Shipyard was held the official keel-laying ceremony that started the ship's construction. During the ceremony, a 280-ton block (length 11 m, width 29 m) was lifted by a crane and put into place. On October 4, 2017, Viking Ocean announced the name of its 5th ship (formerly "Viking Spirit") - "MV Viking Orion". Boat's namesake is the Lindblad-owned ship National Geographic Orion (launched in 2003).

Viking Orion cruise ship (VIKING OCEAN)

Fincantieri delivered the boat on June 7, 2018, in Ancona. The christening ceremony was on June 14 in Livorno. Ship's godmother is Anna Lee Fisher - former NASA astronaut, chemist, an emergency physician. The naming ceremony was attended by Torstein Hagen (Chairman) and Karine Hagen (Senior Vice President) of Viking Cruises. The event featured a display of Orion mythology, live performances by Swedish musicians, a man flying a jetpack around the ship, fireworks show.

As of June 2018, Viking Orion was Fincantieri's 84 cruise ships (built 1990-2018).

Inaugural itineraries 2018-2019

Viking Orion's "Inaugural Cruise" itinerary was scheduled for July 08, 2018 (7-days Mediterranean / Rome to Barcelona). The following tables show all maiden voyages and world cruises (2018 and 2019) as ports of call (sequences, arrival / departure dates).

6 nights / 7 days "Inaugural cruise " (2018 maiden voyage) from Rome-Civitavecchia to Barcelona (prices started from USD 3600 pp)

Date / TimePort
08 JulDeparting from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
09 Jul - 10 JulLivorno, Florence-Pisa, Italy
11 JulMonte Carlo, Monaco
12 JulSaint-Tropez, France Riviera
13 JulMarseille, France Riviera
14 JulArriving in Barcelona, Spain

6 nights / 7 days repositioning from Rome to Venice (from USD 3600 pp)

Date / TimePort
05 AugDeparting from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
06 AugNaples, Italy
07 AugMessina-Taormina, Sicily Italy
08 AugCrotone, Italy
09 AugBari, Italy
10 AugSibenik, Croatia
11 AugArriving in Venice, Italy

7 nights / 8 days repositioning from Venice to Athens (from USD 3600 pp)

Date / TimePort
13 AugDeparting from Venice, Italy
14 AugSplit, Croatia
15 AugDubrovnik, Croatia
16 AugKotor, Montenegro
17 AugCorfu Island, Greece
18 AugKatakolon-Olympia, Greece
19 AugArriving in Piraeus-Athens, Greece

62 nights / 63 days "World Cruise 2018" from Europe to Asia (Athens-Piraeus to Tianjin China / prices started from USD 24800 pp)

Date / TimePort
20 AugDeparting from Piraeus-Athens, Greece
22 Aug - 23 AugHaifa-Tel Aviv, Israel
24 AugPort Said, Egypt
26 AugSafaga, Egypt
27 AugSharm El Sheikh, Egypt
28 AugAqaba, Jordan
02 SepSalalah, Oman
04 SepMuscat, Oman
07 Sep - 09 SepMumbai-Bombay, India
10 SepMormugao-Goa, India
12 Sep - 13 SepColombo, Sri Lanka
17 SepPulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia
18 SepKlang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
19 SepSingapore
21 SepKoh Samui Island, Thailand
22 Sep - 24 SepLaem Chabang-Bangkok, Thailand
25 Sep - 26 SepSihanoukville, Cambodia
28 Sep - 30 SepSaigon, Vietnam
02 OctDa Nang, Vietnam
04 OctHalong Bay, Vietnam
05 OctHaikou, China
06 Oct - 08 OctHong Kong, China
09 OctXiamen, China
10 Oct - 11 OctIshigaki Island, Okinawa (Naha) Japan
13 Oct - 14 OctShanghai, China
16 Oct - 17 OctIncheon-Seoul, South Korea
18 OctQingdao, China
19 OctDalian, China
20 OctArriving in Tianjin, China

13 nights / 14 days Inaugural cruise from China (Tianjin to Hong Kong), prices started from USD 5800 pp.

Date / TimePort
22 OctDeparting from Tianjin, China
23 OctDalian, China
24 OctQingdao, China
25 Oct - 26 OctIncheon-Seoul, South Korea
28 Oct - 29 OctShanghai, China
31 Oct - 01 NovKeelung-Taipei, Taiwan
02 NovXiamen, China
03 NovArriving in Hong Kong, China

28 nights / 29 days repositioning from Asia to Australia (Laem Chabang / Bangkok to Sydney) - prices started from USD 9100 pp

Date / TimePort
19 NovDeparting from Laem Chabang, Bangkok, Thailand
22 NovKlang-Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
23 NovSingapore
25 Nov - 26 NovJakarta, Java Indonesia
27 NovSemarang, Java Indonesia
28 NovSurabaya, Java Indonesia
29 Nov - 30 NovBenoa, Bali Indonesia
01 DecLembar, Lombok Indonesia
02 DecKomodo Island, Indonesia
04 Dec - 05 DecDarwin, NT Australia
07 DecThursday Island, Queensland Australia
09 DecCairns, Queensland Australia
10 DecTownsville, Queensland Australia
11 DecHamilton Island, Queensland Australia
13 DecBrisbane, Queensland Australia
15 DecNewcastle, NSW Australia
16 DecArriving in Sydney, NSW Australia

13 nights / 14 days Inaugural cruise from Australia to New Zealamd (Sydney to Auckland) - prices started from USD 6000 pp.

Date / TimePort
17 DecDeparting from Sydney, NSW Australia
19 DecMelbourne, Victoria Australia
21 DecHobart, Tasmania
24 DecPort Chalmers-Dunedin, New Zealand
25 DecLyttelton-Christchurch, New Zealand
26 DecWellington, New Zealand
27 DecNapier, New Zealand
28 DecTauranga-Rotorua, New Zealand
29 DecArriving in Auckland, New Zealand

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