Viking Star

Viking Star current position

Viking Star current location is at North America West Coast (coordinates 6.91069 N / -81.64346 W) cruising at speed of 14.1 kn (26 kph/ 16 mph) en route to FUERTE AMADOR, PA. The AIS position was reported 28 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Viking Star

Viking Star current cruise is 134 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to London-Tilbury, themed as "Easter". Prices start from USD 59995 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 24 Dec, 2021 and ends on 07 May, 2022.

Date / TimePort
24 Dec    Departing from Fort Lauderdale, Port Everglades, Florida hotels
26 Dec    Cozumel, Quintana Roo Mexico, Riviera Maya
29 Dec    Cartagena Colombia
30 Dec    Colon, Panama
31 Dec    Panama Canal
02 Jan    Puntarenas, Puerto Caldera, Costa Rica
03 Jan    Corinto, Nicaragua
07 Jan    Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Mexico
10 Jan    Los Angeles, Long Beach-San Pedro, California
11 Jan    Santa Barbara, California
17 Jan    Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaii
18 Jan    Nawiliwili, Lihue, Kauai Island, Hawaii
24 Jan    Bora Bora Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
25 Jan    Moorea Island, Society Islands, French Polynesia
26 Jan    Papeete, Tahiti Island, French Polynesia
01 Feb    Bay of Islands, Russell, New Zealand
02 Feb - 04 Feb    Auckland, New Zealand
05 Feb    Tauranga, Rotorua, New Zealand
06 Feb    Napier, New Zealand
07 Feb    Wellington, New Zealand
09 Feb    Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
12 Feb    Hobart, Tasmania Australia
13 Feb    Phillip Island, Victoria Australia
14 Feb    Melbourne, Victoria Australia
16 Feb    Eden, NSW Australia
17 Feb - 18 Feb    Sydney, NSW Australia
20 Feb    Brisbane, Queensland Australia
22 Feb    Hamilton Island QLD, Queensland Australia
23 Feb    Cairns, Queensland Australia
25 Feb    Thursday Island, Queensland Australia
01 Mar    Pulau Komodo Island, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia
02 Mar - 04 Mar    Benoa, Bali Indonesia
06 Mar    Semarang, Java Indonesia
10 Mar - 12 Mar    Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
14 Mar    Koh Samui Island, Thailand
16 Mar - 18 Mar    Singapore
19 Mar    Klang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
20 Mar    Pulau Penang Island, Georgetown, Malaysia
21 Mar    Pulau Langkawi Island, Malaysia
22 Mar    Phuket, Thailand
26 Mar - 27 Mar    Colombo, Sri Lanka
29 Mar    Cochin, Kochi, India
31 Mar    Mormugao, Goa, India
01 Apr - 03 Apr    Mumbai, Bombay, India
06 Apr    Salalah, Oman
11 Apr    Aqaba, Petra, Jordan
12 Apr    Safaga, Luxor, Egypt
14 Apr    Suez Canal, Egypt
15 Apr - 16 Apr    Haifa, Tel Aviv-Nazareth, Israel
18 Apr    Rhodes Island, Greece
19 Apr    Kusadasi, Ephesus, Turkey
20 Apr - 21 Apr    Istanbul, Turkey, Galataport
23 Apr    Piraeus-Athens, Greece
25 Apr    Messina, Sicily Italy
26 Apr    Naples, Italy
27 Apr    Civitavecchia-Rome, Italy
28 Apr    Monte Carlo, Monaco
30 Apr    Barcelona, Spain
01 May    Cartagena Spain, Murcia
03 May    Lisbon, Portugal
07 May    Arriving in London-Tilbury, England hotels

Specifications of Viking Star

Year built2015  /  Age: 7
Flag state Norway
BuilderFincantieri (Ancona, Italy)
Building costEUR 340 million (USD 400 million)
OwnerViking Cruises Ltd
OperatorViking Ocean Cruises (USA)
Speed20 kn / 37 kph / 23 mph
Length (LOA)227 m / 745 ft
Beam (width)28 m / 92 ft
Gross Tonnage47800 gt
Passengers930
Crew465
Passengers-to-space ratio52
Decks10
Cabins464
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

Viking Star Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2021 Dec 24 134 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to London-Tilbury Fort Lauderdale $59995
2021 Dec 24 17 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles Fort Lauderdale $6499
2022 Jan 10 118 days, one-way from Los Angeles to London-Tilbury Los Angeles $54995
2022 May 11 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen $6999
2022 May 25 10 days, one-way from Stockholm to Copenhagen Stockholm $5299
2022 Jun 04 10 days, one-way from Copenhagen to Stockholm Copenhagen $5299
2022 Jun 14 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm
2022 Jun 28 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen
2022 Jul 12 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm
2022 Jul 26 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Stockholm Bergen
2022 Aug 09 14 days, one-way from Stockholm to Bergen Stockholm
2022 Aug 23 14 days, one-way from Bergen to Montreal Bergen
2022 Sep 06 12 days, one-way from Montreal to New York Montreal $6499
2022 Sep 18 12 days, one-way from New York to Montreal New York $6699
2022 Sep 30 14 days, one-way from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale Montreal $6999
2022 Oct 14 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Fort Lauderdale $4999
2022 Oct 28 10 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Panama City Fort Lauderdale $3599
2022 Nov 07 10 days, one-way from Panama City to Fort Lauderdale Panama City $3599
2022 Nov 17 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Fort Lauderdale $4699
2022 Dec 01 10 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Panama City Fort Lauderdale $3499
2022 Dec 11 10 days, one-way from Panama City to Fort Lauderdale Panama City $3299
2022 Dec 21 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Fort Lauderdale $4999
2023 Jan 04 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Fort Lauderdale $4699
2023 Jan 18 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Fort Lauderdale $4999
2023 Feb 01 10 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Panama City Fort Lauderdale $3799
2023 Feb 11 10 days, one-way from Panama City to Fort Lauderdale Panama City $3799
2023 Feb 21 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Fort Lauderdale $4999
2023 Mar 07 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Central America Fort Lauderdale $4999
2023 Mar 21 13 days, one-way from Fort Lauderdale to Barcelona Fort Lauderdale $3499
2023 Apr 03 7 days, one-way from Barcelona to Civitavecchia-Rome Barcelona $3799
2023 Apr 03 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Venice Barcelona $7498
2023 Apr 03 21 days, one-way from Barcelona to Piraeus-Athens Barcelona $10997
2023 Apr 03 28 days, one-way from Barcelona to Istanbul Barcelona $14996
2023 Apr 10 21 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Istanbul Civitavecchia-Rome $10997
2023 Apr 10 14 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Piraeus-Athens Civitavecchia-Rome $7498
2023 Apr 10 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Venice Civitavecchia-Rome $3799
2023 Apr 17 14 days, one-way from Venice to Istanbul Venice $7498
2023 Apr 17 7 days, one-way from Venice to Piraeus-Athens Venice $3799
2023 Apr 24 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Istanbul Piraeus-Athens $3799
2023 May 01 21 days, one-way from Istanbul to Civitavecchia-Rome Istanbul $10997
2023 May 01 28 days, one-way from Istanbul to Barcelona Istanbul $14996
2023 May 01 14 days, one-way from Istanbul to Venice Istanbul $7498
2023 May 01 7 days, one-way from Istanbul to Piraeus-Athens Istanbul $3799
2023 May 08 21 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Barcelona Piraeus-Athens $10997
2023 May 08 14 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Civitavecchia-Rome Piraeus-Athens $7498
2023 May 08 7 days, one-way from Piraeus-Athens to Venice Piraeus-Athens $3799
2023 May 15 7 days, one-way from Venice to Civitavecchia-Rome Venice $3799
2023 May 15 14 days, one-way from Venice to Barcelona Venice $7498
2023 May 22 7 days, one-way from Civitavecchia-Rome to Barcelona Civitavecchia-Rome $3799
2023 May 29 14 days, one-way from Barcelona to Reykjavik Barcelona $6499
2023 Jun 12 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Jun 19 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Jun 26 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Jul 03 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Jul 10 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Jul 17 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Jul 24 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Jul 31 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Aug 07 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Aug 14 7 days, round-trip Icelands Natural Beauty Reykjavik $3599
2023 Aug 21 14 days, one-way from Reykjavik to New York Reykjavik $6999

Viking Star Review

Review of Viking Star

The 2015-built MS Viking Star cruise ship is the first in a 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 Oslo.

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 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.

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.

Viking Ocean cruise deals are inclusive of all shore excursions, transfers, wi-fi, wine by the glass and beers (at lunch and dinner), access to the Nordic spa (steam room, thalassotherapy pool, hot tub, snow room, sauna, cold plunge pool). The infinity pool at the stern is another standout feature.

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

The vessel (yard/hull number 6236) was launched in May 2015 (at Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard) 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 Jan Puerto 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)Ho Chi Minh City, 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-Kochi, India
01 AprMormugao-Goa, India
02 Apr - 04 Apr (overnight)Mumbai, Bombay, India
07 AprSalalah, Oman
12 AprAqaba-Petra, Jordan
13 AprSafaga, Egypt
16 Apr - 17 Apr (overnight)Haifa-Tel Aviv, 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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