Viking Star Cruise Ship, Italy
Viking Star is the first cruise ship of the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet. It was delivered in March 2015, while the second vessel is set to be delivered in 2016. The company plans to add four more additional cruise liners to its fleet after the delivery of the first two vessels.
Viking Star was built by Fincantieri at its Marghera shipyard in Italy. The ship sailed on her maiden voyage from Istanbul to Venice in April 2015.
Viking Star details and staterooms
The vessel measures 227.2m in length and 28.8m in width. It has a draught of 6.3m, air draught of 40m, a gross tonnage capacity of 47,800t and a deadweight capacity of 3,640t.
Viking Star comprises nine decks and is capable of accommodating 930 passengers. The ship features 18 accommodation classes. The interior design works for the ship were carried out by London-based SMC Design and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios.
Viking Star features 465 staterooms, which are categorised into the Explorer Suite, measuring from 757ft² to 1,163ft², Deluxe Veranda (270ft²), Penthouse JR Suite (405ft²), Penthouse Veranda (338ft²), Veranda (270ft²) and Owner's Suite (1,448ft²).
Each stateroom in the Viking Star features a private balcony, complementary 24h room service, luxury toiletries, complementary interactive TV system with movies on-demand, a mini bar, a 42in flat-screen LCD 3D TV, a security safe, handheld hairdryer, showers, direct dial satellite phone and cellular service, and luxury linen, robes and slippers.
Dining and entertainment facilities onboard
The cruise ship features a number of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines for passengers. The dining spaces onboard the vessel include The Restaurant, The World Cafe, Viking Deli, The Chef's Table, Italian Grill and The Kitchen Table.
The ship also incorporates al fresco (outdoor) dining spaces, casual cafes and pool grills. The cruise ship provides 15 different dining experiences for the passengers.
Entertainment facilities aboard the cruise ship include a three-deck atrium where musicians will perform regional and classical music, the Star Theatre for lectures from scholars and experts, an onboard cooking school and the Viking Piano Bar, explorer's lounge and Winter Garden for guests to relax, mingle and exchange stories. The atrium also serves as a meeting place for passengers.
Other facilities include shops, a salon, a library, cinema rooms, an outdoor aquavit terrace, a main pool fitted with a retractable glass roof, an infinity pool, a spa with Scandinavian features and multiple treatment rooms, and an outdoor gym.
Deck details of Viking Ocean Cruises' ship
Viking Star comprises nine decks. Deck one feature a spa, a fitness centre, a shop, a lobby bar, an atrium, two private dining spaces and three food stalls.
Deck two comprises two atriums, two shops, two cinema rooms, a bar, the Star Theatre, the Viking Piano Bar and The Restaurant.
Decks three to six comprises the staterooms, while deck seven comprises the Owner's Suite, the Explorer's Lounge, the Viking Deli, the Winter Garden, the main pool, the infinity pool, a pool bar and the World Cafe.
Deck eight features an explorer's lounge and a retractable roof while the outdoor gym is located on deck nine. Deck E, located below deck one, features a medical centre.
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The vessel is fitted with energy-efficient hybrid engines and a hydro-dynamically optimised streamlined hull and bow for maximum fuel-efficiency. The vessel also features solar panels onboard and equipment to minimise exhaust pollution.
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