Viking Star

Viking Star current position

Viking Star current location is at North Sea (coordinates 58.14143 N / 7.98263 E) cruising en route to Kristiansand. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Specifications of Viking Star

Year built2015  /  Age: 6
Flag state Norway
BuilderFincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
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 Tonnage47800 gt
Passengers-to-space ratio52
Decks with cabins6
Sister-shipsViking Ocean ships (Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, Viking Orion, Viking Jupiter, Viking Tellus, Viking Venus, Viking Neptune, Viking Mars)
Christened byTrude Drevland
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Viking Star Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Apr 08 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Bergen Barcelona $4999
2021 Apr 22 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $5999
2021 May 06 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $5999
2021 May 20 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $6299
2021 Jun 03 28 days, one-way from Stockholm to London-Tilbury Stockholm $14298
2021 Jun 03 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $7299
2021 Jun 17 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London-Tilbury Bergen $6999
2021 Jul 01 28 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Stockholm London-Tilbury $13998
2021 Jul 01 14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Bergen London-Tilbury $6999
2021 Jul 15 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $7299
2021 Jul 29 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $4999
2021 Aug 08 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $4999
2021 Aug 18 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $7299
2021 Sep 01 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Montreal Bergen $7999
2021 Sep 15 12 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $5999
2021 Sep 27 12 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York $5999
2021 Oct 09 14 days, one-way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale Montreal $6499
2021 Oct 23 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Miami $4999
2021 Nov 06 10 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Panama City Fort Lauderdale $3999
2021 Nov 16 10 days, one-way from Panama City to Fort Lauderdale Panama City $3799
2021 Nov 26 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Miami $4799
2021 Dec 10 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Miami $4799
2021 Dec 24 135 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to London-Tilbury Fort Lauderdale
2021 Dec 24 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $5799
2022 Jan 10 118 days, one-way from Los Angeles to London-Tilbury Los Angeles
2022 May 11 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $6299
2022 May 25 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $4799
2022 Jun 04 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $4999
2022 Jun 14 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $6999
2022 Jun 28 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $6999
2022 Jul 12 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $6999
2022 Jul 26 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $6999
2022 Aug 09 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm $6999
2022 Aug 23 14 days, one-way from Bergen to London-Tilbury Bergen
2022 Sep 06 14 days, one-way from London-Tilbury to Bergen London-Tilbury

Viking Star Review

Review of Viking Star

MS Viking Star cruise ship (launched in 2015) is the first in a series of 10 identical vessels built for Viking Ocean Cruises. The sisterships are named Viking Sea (2016), Viking Sky (2017), Viking Sun (2017), Viking Orion (2018), Viking Jupiter (2019), Tellus and Venus (2021), Neptune and Mars (2022).

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.

Viking Star cruise ship (VIKING OCEAN)

The 47,800-ton, 928-passenger cruise 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.

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Cruise itinerary program

MV Viking Star's inaugural cruise itinerary program (season 2016's spring, summer and fall) 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 inaugurated with Viking Star the company's first-ever USA-Caribbean cruise 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.


Viking Star 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, 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 dining options - Food and Drinks

Viking Star 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 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 Star facilities include Star Lounge (theater), Explorers Lounge (observation), Atrium (Lobby and Lounge), Shops, Bar, Piano Bar, Wintergarden (poolside area), Walking Track, walkaround Promenade (deck 2), covered pool area (with jacuzzi, bar & grill), infinity pool (jacuzzi), Spa & Fitness, Beauty Salon.

Onboard, Viking Cruises Viking Star ship offers two pools – the main and Infinity Pool, spa and fitness centre. The Star 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 today’s 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.

Next YouTube video is a Viking Ocean cruise ship review (by Jim Zimmerlin). It shows all the ship's main onboard facilities and also provides information on most amenities.


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.

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

The vessel was launched in May 2015 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.

from Fort Lauderdale to London-Tilbury Fort Lauderdale$49995

Cruise Theme: New Year cruise

Date / TimePort
24 DecDeparting from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, 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 FebAuckland, 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 FebSydney, NSW Australia
20 FebBrisbane, Queensland Australia
22 FebHamilton Island, Queensland Australia
23 FebCairns, Queensland Australia
25 FebThursday Island, Queensland Australia
01 MarPulau Komodo Island, Indonesia
02 Mar - 04 MarBenoa, Bali Indonesia
06 MarSemarang, Java Indonesia
10 Mar - 12 MarSaigon, Vietnam
14 MarKoh Samui Island, Thailand
16 Mar - 17 MarSingapore
19 MarPhuket, Thailand
21 Mar - 23 MarYangon-Rangoon, Myanmar
27 Mar - 28 MarColombo, Sri Lanka
30 MarCochin, Kochi, India
01 AprMormugao-Goa, India
02 Apr - 04 AprMumbai-Bombay, India
07 AprSalalah, Oman
12 AprAqaba-Petra, Jordan
13 AprSafaga, Egypt
16 Apr - 17 AprHaifa-Tel Aviv, Israel
19 AprRhodes Island, Greece
20 AprKusadasi-Ephesus, Turkey
21 Apr - 22 AprIstanbul, 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-Tilbury, England

Shorter itinerary segments are also available for booking, including the 119-day "Viking World Horizons 2022" (Los Angeles to London, departure January 10, 2022) that visits 49 ports in 22 countries.

Both packages are priced from USD 50000 (EUR 43100 / ~GBP 39300) per person (double occupancy outside cabin rates). Bookings made by September 30, 2020, receive USD 2000 pp in "shore excursion credit" plus USD 1000 pp in OBC (onboard credit).

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