Viking Star

Viking Star current position

Viking Star current location is at North East Atlantic Ocean (coordinates 57.57319 N / -10.27976 W) cruising at speed of 15.5 kn (29 km/h | 18 mph) en route to REYKJAVIK. The AIS position was reported 10 minutes ago.

All Itineraries Current Position

Current itinerary of Viking Star

Viking Star current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Reykjavik. Prices start from USD 5999 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 29 May, 2023 and ends on 12 Jun, 2023.

Date / TimePort
29 May    Departing from Barcelona, Spain hotels
30 May    Valencia, Spain
01 Jun    Malaga, Spain Granada
03 Jun    Lisbon, Portugal
04 Jun    Porto-Leixoes, Oporto, Portugal
05 Jun    La Coruna, Spain Galicia
07 Jun    Dublin, Ireland, Dun Laoghaire Harbour
08 Jun    Liverpool, England
12 Jun    Arriving in Reykjavik, Iceland hotels

Specifications of Viking Star

Year of build2015  /  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
Passengers930
Crew465
Passengers-to-space ratio52
Decks10
Cabins464
Decks with cabins6
Sister-shipsViking OCEAN ships (Sea, Sky, Sun, Orion, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Neptune, Mars)
Christened byTrude Drevland
OwnerViking Cruises Ltd
OperatorViking Ocean Cruises (USA)

Viking Star Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2023 May 29 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Reykjavik Barcelona $5999
2023 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik
2023 Aug 21 14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York Reykjavik $7499
2023 Sep 04 12 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York $6499
2023 Sep 16 12 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $6699
2023 Sep 28 12 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York $6699
2023 Oct 10 14 days, one-way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale Montreal $5999
2023 Oct 24 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $5999
2023 Nov 10 32 days, round-trip Grand Hawaii Polynesia Los Angeles $10999
2023 Dec 12 16 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Sojourn Los Angeles $5499
2023 Dec 28 16 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Sojourn Los Angeles $5799
2024 Jan 13 32 days, round-trip Grand Hawaii Polynesia Los Angeles $11499
2024 Feb 14 16 days, round-trip Hawaiian Islands Sojourn Los Angeles $5999
2024 Mar 01 17 days, one-way from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale Los Angeles $6499
2024 Mar 18 14 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale $3499
2024 Apr 01 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $5999
2024 Apr 13 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $4599
2024 Apr 22 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $4799
2024 May 01 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $6299
2024 May 13 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Bergen Barcelona $5999
2024 May 27 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Reykjavik Bergen $6999
2024 May 27 28 days, one-way from Bergen to New York Bergen $13598
2024 Jun 10 14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York Reykjavik $7299
2024 Jun 24 14 days, one-way from New York to Reykjavik New York $7499
2024 Jun 24 28 days, one-way from New York to Bergen New York $13998
2024 Jun 24 35 days, one-way from New York to Amsterdam New York
2024 Jul 08 14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Bergen Reykjavik $6999
2024 Jul 22 7 days, one-way from Bergen to Amsterdam Bergen
2024 Jul 29 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Bergen Amsterdam
2024 Jul 29 35 days, one-way from Amsterdam to New York Amsterdam
2024 Aug 05 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Reykjavik Bergen $6999
2024 Aug 05 28 days, one-way from Bergen to New York Bergen
2024 Aug 19 14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York Reykjavik $7499
2024 Sep 02 14 days, one-way from New York to Reykjavik New York $7499
2024 Sep 16 14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to Barcelona Reykjavik $6499
2024 Sep 30 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $6299
2024 Oct 12 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $4799
2024 Oct 21 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $4599
2024 Oct 30 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $5999
2024 Dec 02 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $2799
2024 Dec 02 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $5498
2024 Dec 02 21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Istanbul Barcelona $7997
2024 Dec 09 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $2799
2024 Dec 09 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Istanbul Civitavecchia-Rome $5498
2024 Dec 16 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $2799
2024 Dec 23 7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $2799
2024 Dec 23 14 days, one-way from Istanbul to Civitavecchia-Rome Istanbul $5498
2024 Dec 23 21 days, one-way from Istanbul to Barcelona Istanbul $7997
2024 Dec 30 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $2799
2024 Dec 30 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $5498
2025 Jan 06 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $2799
2025 Jan 13 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $2799
2025 Jan 13 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $5498
2025 Jan 13 21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $7997
2025 Jan 20 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Venice Civitavecchia-Rome $2799
2025 Jan 20 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $5498
2025 Jan 27 7 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $2799
2025 Feb 03 10 days, round-trip Greek Odyssey Piraeus-Athens $4299
2025 Feb 13 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $5999
2025 Feb 27 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $6299
2025 Mar 13 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $4599
2025 Mar 22 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $5999
2025 Apr 03 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $6299
2025 Apr 15 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $4799
2025 Apr 24 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $4799
2025 May 03 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $6299
2025 May 15 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $6299
2025 May 27 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $4799
2025 Jun 05 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $4799
2025 Jun 14 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $6299
2025 Jun 26 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $6299
2025 Jul 08 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $4599
2025 Jul 17 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $4599
2025 Jul 26 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $5999
2025 Aug 07 12 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $5999
2025 Aug 19 9 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $4599
2025 Aug 28 9 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $4799
2025 Sep 06 12 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $6299

Viking Star Review

Review of Viking Star

The 2015-built MS Viking Star cruise ship is the first 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 9650418) is currently Norway-flagged (MMSI 257903000) and registered in Bergen.

History - construction and ownership

After a rainy day of festivities celebrating the National Constitution Day of Norway, the first Viking ocean-going cruise ship, Viking Star, was christened on May 17, 2015, in a gala event performed in the heart of Bergen Norway, at UNESCO world heritage site of Bryggen. Bergen's Mayor since 2011, Trude Drevland (later charged with corruption) is the ship's godmother. An extra bonus was the presence of the ancestor of Viking Star, the former Royal Viking Star, now Fred Olsen's Black Watch berthed at the cruise terminal.

Viking Star cruise ship (VIKING OCEAN)

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.

The 930-passenger ship Viking Star offers destination-oriented cruising experience, with few at-sea days, long in-ports days and more exciting overnights in key spots. 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.

Viking Ocean cruise ship (aerial)

Decks and Cabins

Viking Star 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.

Viking Star cruise ship (VIKING OCEAN)

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

Viking Star 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 Star 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 Star 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 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.

MV Viking Star was the world's ever first ocean ship with a "snow room". Must be noted, that the 2013-launched Viking Grace (2800-passenger ferry ship operated by VIKING LINE) was the first-ever ship with a snow room. Viking Ocean ships' 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. It is fitted with benches and has 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 1 hot tub, sauna room, heated ceramic loungers, therapeutic showers, salt-water thermal pool. Snow Grotto access is complimentary to all passengers.

Itineraries

MV Viking Star's itinerary program for the inaugural season (2016) was in northern Europe (Baltic Sea, Scandinavia and Russia, Norwegian Fjords) and in the Mediterranean (Eastern and Central, to ports in Italy, Spain, France / French Riviera, Monaco, Tunisia, Greece, Croatia). Inbetween was repositioning cruises in Europe (northbound and southbound / Spring and Fall).

In 2016, Viking OCEAN with Viking Star inaugurated the company's first-ever USA-Caribbean season. The vessel arrived in NYC (Manhattan Cruise Terminal) on October 13, 2016. following the Transatlantic repositioning crossing from Europe. Among the ship's VIP passengers was Viking's chairman Torstein Hagen. On October 14 started the repositioning to San Juan Puerto Rico for a series of 11-night roundtrip itineraries (through February 2017). Then the ship crossed the Atlantic back to Europe's Mediterranean.

In 2021-2022, Viking Star has planned a 136-day World Cruise leaving on December 24, 2021, from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA) and ending in London City England. Read more in the ship's Wiki section.

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

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 6236) has volume 47842 GT-tons, DWT-deadweight tonnage 4912 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 OCEAN CRUISES SHIP I, 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 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 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.

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 specialty restaurants), drinks and alcohol (beer, wine /at lunch and dinner), 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi.

The ship (yard/hull number 6236) was launched in May 2015 (at Fincantieri's shipyard in Ancona Italy) and christened by godmother Trude Drevland - Mayor of Bergen City (Norway's second-largest city - after the capital Oslo). The naming ceremony day (May 17) was also Norway's "independence day" (National Constitution Day) when the ruled by Denmark country declared independence. The ceremony was emceed by the actor Bjarte Hjelmeland and featured live performances by violinist Charlie Siem, rock singer Sondre Lerche, comedy duo Ylvis and Norwegian soprano Sissel. The godmother traditionally smashed a bottle of Jeroboam (Veuve Clicquot Champagne) into the ship's hull. Followed a fireworks show.

Viking OCEAN's World Cruise 2021-2022 (Viking Star)

In mid-July 2020, Viking Ocean announced the company's "Viking World Cruise 2021-2022" planned for MS Viking Star. The 136-day itinerary visits 56 ports in 27 countries, with 11 port city overnights and 3x new for Viking cruise ports (Phillip Island Victoria Australia, Eden NSW Australia, Yangon Burma).

The voyage starts from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA) on December 24, 2021, and ends in London City England. Signature destinations include Central America, Panama Canal transit, USA West Coast, Hawaii, Transpacific crossing to New Zealand and Australia, Asia, Middle East, Suez Canal transit to Europe (Mediterranean) and the UK.

Date / TimePort
24 DecDeparting from Port Everglades/Fort Lauderdale Florida
26 DecCozumel, Mexico
29 DecCartagena, Colombia
30 DecColon, Panama
02 JanPuerto Caldera-Puntarenas, Costa Rica
03 JanCorinto, Nicaragua
07 JanCabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
10 JanLos Angeles, California
11 JanSanta Barbara, California
17 JanHonolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
18 JanNawiliwili-Lihue, Kauai Island, Hawaii
24 JanBora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
25 JanMoorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
26 JanPapeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
01 FebBay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
02 Feb - 04 Feb (overnight)Auckland, New Zealand
05 FebTauranga-Rotorua, New Zealand
06 FebNapier, New Zealand
07 FebWellington, New Zealand
12 FebHobart, Tasmania Australia
13 FebPhillip Island, Victoria Australia
14 FebMelbourne, Victoria Australia
16 FebEden, NSW Australia
17 Feb - 18 Feb (overnight)Sydney, NSW Australia
20 FebBrisbane, Queensland Australia
22 FebHamilton Island, Queensland Australia
23 FebCairns, Queensland Australia
25 FebThursday Island, Queensland Australia
01 MarPulau Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
02 Mar - 04 Mar (overnight)Benoa, Bali Indonesia
06 MarSemarang, Java Indonesia
10 Mar - 12 Mar (overnight)Saigon, Vietnam
14 MarKoh Samui Island, Thailand
16 Mar - 17 Mar (overnight)Singapore
19 MarPhuket, Thailand
21 Mar - 23 Mar (overnight)Yangon, Myanmar
27 Mar - 28 Mar (overnight)Colombo, Sri Lanka
30 MarCochin, India
01 AprMormugao-Goa, India
02 Apr - 04 Apr (overnight)Mumbai, India
07 AprSalalah, Oman
12 AprAqaba-Petra, Jordan
13 AprSafaga, Egypt
16 Apr - 17 Apr (overnight)Haifa, Israel
19 AprRhodes Island, Greece
20 AprKusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
21 Apr - 22 Apr (overnight)Istanbul, Turkey
24 AprPiraeus-Athens, Greece
26 AprMessina, Sicily Italy
27 AprNaples, Italy
28 AprCivitavecchia-Rome, Italy
29 AprMonte Carlo, Monaco
01 MayBarcelona, Spain
02 MayCartagena, Spain
04 MayLisbon, Portugal
08 MayArriving in London-Greenwich, England

Full-itinerary "World Voyage 2022" prices started from USD 53000 per person with double occupancy. As a shorter world cruise was offered the 118-day itinerary segment from Los Angeles to London (priced from USD 48000 pp).

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