Viking Star to be Christened in Norway

Viking Star, the newest ship for Viking Ocean Cruises®, sets sail from Istanbul April 11, 2015, on its way to be officially christened May 17, 2015, in Bergen, Norway.

The all-veranda Viking Star has a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons with 465 cabins to accommodate 930 passengers. It is engineered at a scale that allows direct access into most ports.

Light-filled with modern Scandinavian decor, the ship was designed by nautical architects and engineers, including the same interior design team responsible for the award-winning fleet of Viking Longships®. Viking Star is one of three ocean cruise ships on order; the remaining two ships, Viking Sea and Viking Sky, are currently under construction.

Viking Cruises offers destination-centric river and ocean cruising designed for experienced travelers with an interest in geography, culture and history.

(Photo courtesy of Viking Cruises)



Susan McKee

Susan McKee is an independent scholar and freelance journalist specializing in history, culture and travel.