Viking Sea

Viking Sea current position

Viking Sea current location is at Adriatic Sea (coordinates 43.50840 N / 15.57485 E) cruising at speed of 12.8 kn (24 km/h | 15 mph) en route to Zadar. The AIS position was reported 3 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Viking Sea

Viking Sea current cruise is 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice. The itinerary starts on 10 Jun, 2024 and ends on 19 Jun, 2024.

Date / TimePort
10 Jun    Departing from Piraeus-Athens, Greece hotels
12 Jun    Santorini Island, Thira, Greece
13 Jun    Katakolon, Olympia, Greece
14 Jun    Corfu Island, Kerkyra, Greece
15 Jun    Kotor, Montenegro
16 Jun    Dubrovnik, Croatia, Port Gruz
17 Jun    Zadar, Croatia
18 Jun    Koper, Slovenia
19 Jun    Arriving in Venice, Marghera, Italy hotels

Specifications of Viking Sea

Year of build2016  /  Age: 8
Flag state Norway
BuilderFincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
Building costEUR 340 million (USD 400 million)
Engines (power)MAN B&W (23.52 MW / 31541 hp)
Speed20 kn / 37 km/h / 23 mph
Length (LOA)228 m / 748 ft
Beam (width)29 m / 95 ft
Gross Tonnage47842 gt
Passengers928
Crew465
Passengers-to-space ratio52
Decks10
Cabins464
Decks with cabins6
Sister-shipsViking OCEAN ships (Star, Sky, Sun, Orion, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Neptune, Mars, Vela, Vesta)
Christened byKarine Hagen
OwnerViking Cruises Ltd
OperatorViking Ocean Cruises (USA)

Viking Sea Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 May 20 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Chioggia Barcelona
2024 Jun 01 9 days, one-way from Chioggia to Piraeus-Athens Chioggia
2024 Jun 10 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens
2024 Jun 19 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice
2024 Jul 01 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Chioggia Barcelona
2024 Jul 13 9 days, one-way from Chioggia to Piraeus-Athens Chioggia
2024 Jul 22 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Chioggia Piraeus-Athens
2024 Jul 31 12 days, one-way from Chioggia to Barcelona Chioggia $7499
2024 Aug 12 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Chioggia Barcelona $8399
2024 Aug 24 9 days, one-way from Chioggia to Piraeus-Athens Chioggia
2024 Sep 02 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Chioggia Piraeus-Athens
2024 Sep 11 7 days, one-way from Chioggia to Piraeus-Athens Chioggia
2024 Sep 11 14 days, one-way from Chioggia to Istanbul Chioggia
2024 Sep 18 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $6199
2024 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $6199
2024 Sep 25 14 days, one-way from Istanbul to Civitavecchia-Rome Istanbul
2024 Sep 25 21 days, one-way from Istanbul to Barcelona Istanbul
2024 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens
2024 Oct 02 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens
2024 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome
2024 Oct 09 21 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to San Juan Civitavecchia-Rome
2024 Oct 16 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to San Juan Barcelona $3799
2024 Oct 30 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $4499
2024 Nov 09 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $4299
2024 Nov 19 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $3999
2024 Nov 29 12 days, one-way from San Juan to Manaus San Juan $4399
2024 Dec 11 12 days, one-way from Manaus to San Juan Manaus $3999
2024 Dec 23 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $4699
2025 Jan 02 12 days, one-way from San Juan to Manaus San Juan $4599
2025 Jan 14 12 days, one-way from Manaus to San Juan Manaus $5099
2025 Jan 26 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $5199
2025 Feb 05 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $4599
2025 Feb 15 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $4599
2025 Feb 25 12 days, one-way from San Juan to Manaus San Juan $4999
2025 Mar 09 12 days, one-way from Manaus to San Juan Manaus $4799
2025 Mar 21 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $4399
2025 Mar 31 17 days, one-way from San Juan to Los Angeles San Juan $5999
2025 Apr 17 8 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $3099
2025 Apr 25 8 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $3299
2025 May 03 8 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $3599
2025 May 11 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5099
2025 May 21 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5099
2025 May 31 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5099
2025 Jun 10 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5099
2025 Jun 20 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2025 Jun 30 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $4999
2025 Jul 10 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2025 Jul 20 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $4999
2025 Jul 30 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2025 Aug 09 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $4999
2025 Aug 19 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2025 Aug 29 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $4999
2025 Sep 08 8 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $3599
2025 Sep 16 8 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $3599
2025 Sep 24 8 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $3599
2025 Oct 02 17 days, one-way from Los Angeles to San Juan Los Angeles $6499
2025 Oct 19 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $3599
2025 Oct 29 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $3599
2025 Nov 29 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $3399
2025 Dec 09 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $3299
2025 Dec 19 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $3599
2025 Dec 29 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $3599
2026 Mar 09 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $3799
2026 Mar 19 10 days, round-trip West Indies Explorer San Juan $3799
2026 Mar 29 15 days, one-way from San Juan to Los Angeles San Juan $5499
2026 Apr 13 8 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $2999
2026 Apr 21 8 days, one-way from Vancouver to Los Angeles Vancouver $3299
2026 Apr 29 8 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Vancouver Los Angeles $3599
2026 May 07 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $4799
2026 May 17 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $4799
2026 May 27 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $4999
2026 Jun 06 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $4999
2026 Jun 16 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2026 Jun 26 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5299
2026 Jul 06 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2026 Jul 16 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5299
2026 Jul 26 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2026 Aug 05 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $5299
2026 Aug 15 10 days, one-way from Vancouver to Seward Vancouver $5299
2026 Aug 25 10 days, one-way from Seward to Vancouver Seward $4999

Viking Sea Review

Review of Viking Sea

The 2016-built MS Viking Sea cruise ship is the second in a 10-unit series of identical vessels built for Viking Ocean Cruises. Viking OCEAN's current plans are for a fleet of 16 sisterships, all of which are Fincantieri-built and Norway-flagged.

The vessel (IMO number 9725421) is currently Norway-flagged (MMSI 258215000) and registered in Bergen.

History - construction and ownership

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

mv Viking Sea cruise ship (VIKING OCEAN)

Viking Sea was delivered at Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard on March 24, 2016. On March 23, the shipyard floated out Viking Sky.

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 vessel's exhaust pollution.

Decks and Cabins

Viking Sea 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, 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).

Shipboard facilities and amenities

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

Viking Ocean cruise ship (aerial)

Viking OCEAN's Sea 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 (aft outdoor bar lounge with Infinity Pool and Hot Tub), 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 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". Viking's "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.

Itineraries

Viking Sea itinerary program is based on voyages in Europe (Baltic and Mediterranean regions), with Spring/Fall Atlantic coastal repositioning. Featured destinations include Norwegian Fjords, Russia, Scandinavia, Eastern Mediterranean (Greece, Turkey) and Central Mediterranean (France, Italy, Spain, Monaco, Tunisia),

Following the Coronavirus crisis, in May 2021 were scheduled for three VIKING OCEAN ships (Sea, Venus, Star) July-October departures (11-day roundtrips) from homeport Valletta Malta.

For the ex-Malta 2021 season, Viking partnered with Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG - Germany's largest airline) to offer non-stop Transatlantic flights between New Jersey USA (Newark Liberty Airport) and Malta Airport, exclusively for Viking OCEAN customers.

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.

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The vessel (Fincantieri Trieste yard/hull number 6245) has volume 47842 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 4870 tons, max draught 6,3 m. The powerplant is based on MAN marine diesel engines (model 12V32/9L32/44) with combined output 23,52 MW (22000 hp). The registered shipowner is VIKING SEA LTD, while the registered manager is VIKING OCEAN CRUISES LTD.

Viking OCEAN 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 more overnight port 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.

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-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.

Viking OCEAN delivers a brand new-style vacation cruising experience. These vessels 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.

For Viking OCEAN ships' interiors were contracted SMC Design (London-based interior design company) and Rottet Studios (LA-based hotel design company).

Viking Sea cruise ship construction

On June 25, the ship (yard/hull number 6245) was launched at Fincantieri's yard in Ancona Italy. The ceremony was attended by the godmother of the launching Karine Hagen (daughter of Torstein Hagen / Viking Cruises' founder, Chairman and CEO) and Stefano Stecconi (Ancona shipyard's Director). On March 24, 2016, the vessel was delivered to Viking Ocean by Fincantieri. The Inaugural Cruise (maiden voyage) was an 8-day Mediterranean cruise (itinerary April 4-12) from Istanbul to Venice.

On May 5, 2016, was held the vessel's christening ceremony in Greenwich (London England). The ship's godmother is Mrs Karine Hagen - daughter of Torstein Hagen (the company's Chairman and Senior VP). For the traditional bottle-smashing in the ship's hull, instead of Champagne was used a bottle of Aquavit (flavored Scandinavian spirit) being Mr Hagen's favorite alcohol. The godmother was dressed in traditional Norwegian folk clothing and was joined by many family members and friends. The bottle's rope was cut using a Viking axe. The naming ceremony also featured an impressive fireworks display over the vessel (anchored on Thames River). Viking Sea is the largest cruise ship christened in London UK. The ship had to enter Thames Estuary passing Gravesend Kent, squeezing through Thames Barrier (Woolwich) and was moored at Greenwich at around noon. The ship was saluted by 48 sailors standing on the Cutty Sark's yardarms.