Viking Ocean (Viking Cruises)
Specifications of Viking Saturn
|Year built||2023 new ship|
|Builder||Fincantieri (Ancona, Italy)|
|Building cost||EUR 340 million (USD 400 million)|
|Speed||20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph|
|Length (LOA)||227 m / 745 ft|
|Beam (width)||28 m / 92 ft|
|Gross Tonnage||47800 gt|
|Decks with cabins||6|
|Sister-ships||Viking Ocean ships (Viking Star, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, Viking Orion, Viking Jupiter, Viking Venus, Viking Neptune, Viking Mars)|
|Former names||Viking Tellus|
|Owner||Viking Cruises Ltd|
|Operator||Viking Ocean Cruises (USA)|
Viking Saturn Itineraries
|Date||Itinerary||Departure Port||Price from|
|2023 May 02||7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona||Civitavecchia-Rome||$3599|
|2023 May 09||14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Reykjavik||Barcelona||$5599|
|2023 May 23||14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York||Reykjavik||$7299|
|2023 Jun 07||28 days, one-way from New York to Bergen||New York|
|2023 Jun 07||14 days, one-way from New York to Reykjavik||New York|
|2023 Jun 21||14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Bergen||Reykjavik||$7299|
|2023 Jul 05||14 days, one-way from Bergen to Reykjavik||Bergen||$6499|
|2023 Jul 19||14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Bergen||Reykjavik||$6499|
|2023 Aug 02||28 days, one-way from Bergen to New York||Bergen|
|2023 Aug 02||14 days, one-way from Bergen to Reykjavik||Bergen||$7299|
|2023 Aug 16||14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York||Reykjavik||$7499|
|2023 Aug 30||14 days, one-way from New York to Reykjavik||New York||$6999|
|2023 Sep 13||14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Barcelona||Reykjavik||$6499|
|2023 Sep 27||12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice||Barcelona||$6299|
|2023 Oct 09||9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens||Venice||$4799|
|2023 Oct 18||9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice||Piraeus-Athens||$4599|
|2023 Oct 27||12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona||Venice||$5999|
|2023 Nov 08||14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens||Barcelona||$5498|
|2023 Nov 08||7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome||Barcelona||$2999|
|2023 Nov 15||7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens||Civitavecchia-Rome||$2799|
|2023 Nov 22||14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome||Piraeus-Athens||$5999|
|2023 Dec 06||14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens||Civitavecchia-Rome||$5999|
|2023 Dec 20||14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona||Piraeus-Athens||$5498|
|2023 Dec 20||7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome||Piraeus-Athens||$2799|
|2023 Dec 27||7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona||Civitavecchia-Rome||$2999|
|2024 Jan 03||21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Istanbul||Barcelona||$7597|
|2024 Jan 03||14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens||Barcelona||$4998|
|2024 Jan 03||7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome||Barcelona||$2599|
|2024 Jan 10||14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Istanbul||Civitavecchia-Rome||$4998|
|2024 Jan 10||7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens||Civitavecchia-Rome||$2599|
|2024 Jan 17||7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul||Piraeus-Athens||$2599|
|2024 Jan 24||7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens||Istanbul||$2599|
|2024 Jan 24||14 days, one-way from Istanbul to Civitavecchia-Rome||Istanbul||$4998|
|2024 Jan 24||21 days, one-way from Istanbul to Barcelona||Istanbul||$7997|
|2024 Jan 31||14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona||Piraeus-Athens||$5498|
|2024 Jan 31||7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome||Piraeus-Athens||$2799|
|2024 Feb 07||7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona||Civitavecchia-Rome||$2799|
|2024 Feb 14||28 days, one-way from Barcelona to Istanbul||Barcelona||$10996|
|2024 Feb 14||21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens||Barcelona||$8597|
|2024 Feb 14||14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice||Barcelona||$5498|
|2024 Feb 14||7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome||Barcelona||$2799|
|2024 Feb 21||21 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Istanbul||Civitavecchia-Rome||$8997|
|2024 Feb 21||14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens||Civitavecchia-Rome||$5998|
|2024 Feb 21||7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Venice||Civitavecchia-Rome||$2999|
|2024 Feb 28||14 days, one-way from Venice to Istanbul||Venice||$5998|
|2024 Feb 28||7 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens||Venice||$2999|
|2024 Mar 06||7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul||Piraeus-Athens||$2999|
|2024 Mar 13||7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens||Istanbul||$3199|
|2024 Mar 13||14 days, one-way from Istanbul to Civitavecchia-Rome||Istanbul||$5998|
|2024 Mar 13||21 days, one-way from Istanbul to Barcelona||Istanbul||$9997|
|2024 Mar 20||7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome||Piraeus-Athens||$3199|
|2024 Mar 20||14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona||Piraeus-Athens||$6698|
|2024 Mar 27||7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona||Civitavecchia-Rome||$3599|
|2024 Apr 03||14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Bergen||Barcelona||$5499|
|2024 Apr 17||14 days, one-way from Bergen to London-Tilbury||Bergen||$6999|
|2024 May 01||14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Bergen||London-Tilbury||$7299|
|2024 May 01||28 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Stockholm||London-Tilbury|
|2024 May 15||14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm||Bergen|
|2024 May 29||14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen||Stockholm|
|2024 May 29||28 days, one-way from Stockholm to London-Tilbury||Stockholm|
|2024 Jun 12||14 days, one-way from Bergen to London-Tilbury||Bergen||$6999|
|2024 Jun 26||14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Bergen||London-Tilbury||$6999|
|2024 Jun 26||28 days, one-way from Stockholm to London-Tilbury||Stockholm||$13998|
|2024 Jul 10||14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm||Bergen|
|2024 Jul 24||14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen||Stockholm|
|2024 Jul 24||26 days, one-way from Stockholm to Reykjavik||Stockholm||$12998|
|2024 Aug 07||12 days, one-way from Bergen to Reykjavik||Bergen||$5999|
|2024 Aug 19||12 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Bergen||Reykjavik||$5999|
|2024 Aug 31||14 days, one-way from Bergen to Barcelona||Bergen||$6499|
Viking Saturn Review
Review of Viking Saturn
The 2023-built MS Viking Saturn cruise ship (fka "Viking Tellus") is currently scheduled for inauguration in 2023-Q1. Saturn is the 8th in a series of identical vessels built for Viking Ocean Cruises.
History - construction and ownership
The 930-passenger ship Viking Saturn offers destination-oriented cruising experience, with few at-sea days, long in-ports days and more exciting overnights in key spots. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi, free shore excursions, wine and beer with no charge at dinner and lunch.
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.
Decks and Cabins
Viking Saturn staterooms (465 total) include 47x Suites, 32x Penthouses and 386x Veranda/Balcony cabins in 18 grades.
All passenger cabins are balconied and offer 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 Saturn 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 OCEAN deals are inclusive of shore excursions, complimentary alcohol (wine and beer at lunch and dinner) and Wi-Fi.
Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport
Viking OCEAN's Saturn ship has as signature facilities two swimming pools (Main Pool and Aft Infinity Pool), a covered pool deck (with Jacuzzi, Bar & Grill), Viking Living Room (Atrium Lobby Lounge), two Cinemas, a modern wellness complex (Spa & Fitness Center, Beauty Salon), Wintergarden (poolside area), Aquavit Terrace, Viking Piano Bar Lounge (Torshavn), dedicated sports deck (deck 9/with a Walking Track and Outdoor Gym/Yoga area), Theatre Lounge & Bar, Lobby Bar, various shops and brand boutiques, The Dome (planetarium with portable telescope).
The walk-around Lanai/Promenade Deck fully encircles the boat (deck 2). The two-deck Explorer's Lounge has a huge bow-facing observation area which is a unique feature that lots of modern cruise vessels lack. Many of the ship's features reflect a boutique hotel feel.
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.
Viking Saturn itinerary program was opened for sale in October 2021, when Viking OCEAN also announced that the Saturn ship's maiden season will include three new (for the company) itineraries that visit Baltic ports - in Scandinavian and Nordic countries. Two of the new itineraries are 15-day long and themed "Iconic Iceland, Greenland & Canada" (North Atlantic crossing from NYC New York to Reykjavik) and "Iceland & Norway's Arctic Explorer" (from Bergen to Nordkapp and Longyearbyen/Spitsbergen Island). The third itinerary is 29-day and themed "Greenland, Iceland, Norway & Beyond" (Transatlantic crossing from Bergen to NYC).
Starting August 2023, the ship will also operate the Viking brand's signature itinerary "Iceland's Natural Beauty" (8-day roundtrip from Reykjavik).
Viking Saturn's inaugural cruise is currently scheduled for May 2, 2023 (7-day Mediterranean from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona).
All Viking OCEAN ships offer destination-rich itineraries featured with the brand's new "small ship cruise" tour and onboard experience. Compared to similar class vessels operated by other companies, Viking OCEAN's itineraries feature fewer sea days and longer port days, with a lot of overnight port stays.
Viking Saturn - user reviews and comments
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Fun fact is that initially Viking OCEAN's Saturn boat was planned to be named "Viking Tellus" (yard/hull number 6286) - according to the IMO number listed by the shipbuilder. The name "Saturn" was officially announced on October 14, 2021.
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. Their relatively shallow draft (21 ft / 6,3 m), design (hull and superstructure) and technology allow direct access even to small ports and harbors. 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 ~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 liners) 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.
In April 2018, Fincantieri contracted the Norwegian marine company Scanship to supply all the liner's cleaning systems - food waste processing, waste incineration, garbage handling, wastewater treatment plants. Scanship's wastewater purification system treats both greywater (sullage/sinks, showers, baths) and blackwater (toilets).
In February 2019, Fincantieri contracted the Canadian company Thordon Bearings Inc to provide newbuild's bearings for the propeller shaft. The ship's propeller shaft system (Thordon COMPAC) is seawater-lubricated and based on 100% grease-oil-free bearings. The innovative propeller shaft system will be also installed on all the following Viking OCEAN units (on order or under construction) with scheduled deliveries between 2021-2027. These systems are supplied and installed by Pedrotec (Thordon's authorized distributor in Italy).
The vessel (Fincantieri Ancona yard number/hull 6286) was launched/floated out from drydock on June 23, 2022. The ceremony was led by godmother/madrina Elena Del Mastro (Ancona Shipyard employee) and was attended by Torstein Hagen (Viking's Chairman) and Pierroberto Folgiero (Fincantieri's CEO).
Inaugural cruise itineraries 2023
Viking Ocean's Saturn ship cruise itineraries were opened for booking in October 2021.
Next are listed all maiden voyages (in 2023) by destination and homeport, with lowest prices per person (in USD, Balcony Cabin rates with double occupancy).
(May 2, US$3600 pp) 7-day "Iconic Western Mediterranean" itinerary
|Date / Time||Port|
|02 May||Departing from Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy|
|03 May - 04 May (overnight)||Livorno, Italy|
|05 May||Monte Carlo, Monaco|
|06 May||Marseille, France|
|07 May||Sete, France|
|09 May||Arriving in Barcelona, Spain|
(May 9, US$5600 pp) 14-day "Iceland, British Isles and Iberia" itinerary
|Date / Time||Port|
|09 May||Departing from Barcelona|
|10 May||Valencia, Spain|
|12 May||Malaga, Spain|
|14 May||Lisbon, Portugal|
|15 May||Leixoes-Porto, Portugal|
|16 May||La Coruna, Spain|
|18 May||Dun Laoghaire Harbour-Dublin, Ireland|
|19 May||Liverpool, England|
|23 May||Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland|
(May 23, US$7000 pp) 14-day Transatlantic crossing "Iconic Iceland, Greenland and Canada" itinerary
|Date / Time||Port|
|23 May||Departing from Reykjavik|
|24 May||Heimaey Island, Iceland, Westman Islands|
|25 May||Djupivogur, Iceland|
|26 May||Seydisfjordur, Iceland|
|27 May||Akureyri, Iceland|
|28 May||Isafjordur, Iceland|
|30 May||Nanortalik, Greenland|
|31 May||Qaqortoq, Greenland|
|02 Jun||L'Anse aux Meadows, Newfoundland-Labrador Canada|
|04 Jun||Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada|
|06 Jun||Arriving in NYC New York|
(June 7, US$14000 pp) 28-day Transatlantic crossing "Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Beyond" itinerary
|Date / Time||Port|
|07 Jun||Departing from New York City|
|09 Jun||Halifax, Canada|
|11 Jun||L'Anse aux Meadows, Canada|
|13 Jun||Qaqortoq, Greenland|
|14 Jun||Nanortalik, Greenland|
|16 Jun||Isafjordur, Iceland|
|17 Jun||Akureyri, Iceland|
|18 Jun||Seydisfjordur, Iceland|
|19 Jun||Djupivogur, Iceland|
|20 Jun||Heimaey Island, Iceland|
|21 Jun||Reykjavik, Iceland|
|22 Jun||Isafjordur, Iceland|
|25 Jun - 26 Jun (overnight)||Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, Svalbard Norway|
|28 Jun||Honningsvag, Mageroya, Norway|
|29 Jun||Tromso, Norway|
|30 Jun||Leknes-Gravdal, Vestvagoy, Lofoten Norway|
|01 Jul||Narvik, Norway|
|03 Jul||Geiranger, Norway|
|05 Jul||Arriving in Bergen, Norway|
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