Viking Star Cruise Ship, Italy
Viking Star will be the first cruise ship in the fleet of Viking Ocean Cruises. The vessel is set to be delivered in 2015, while the second vessel is set to be delivered a year later. The company plans to add four more additional cruise liners to its fleet after the delivery of the first two vessels. Viking Star will be constructed by Fincantieri at its Marghera shipyard in Italy.
Viking Star details and staterooms
The vessel will measure 227.2m in length and 28.8m in width. It will have a draught of 6.3m, air draught of 40m, gross tonnage capacity of 47,800t and a deadweight capacity of 3,640t.
Viking Star will comprise of nine decks and will be capable of accommodating 928 passengers. The ship will feature about 18 accommodation classes. The interior design works for the ship will be carried out by London-based SMC Design and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios.
Viking Star will feature 465 staterooms, which will be categorised into the Explorer suite measuring about 757² to 1,163ft², Deluxe Veranda (270ft²), Penthouse JR. Suite (405ft²), Penthouse Veranda (338ft²), Veranda (270ft²) and an owner's suite(1,448ft²).
Each stateroom in the Viking Star will feature a private balcony, complementary 24-hour room service, luxury toiletries, complementary interactive TV system with movies on demand option, a mini bar, a 42-inch flat screen LCD 3D TV, a security safe, handheld hair dryer, showers, direct dial satellite phone and cellular service, a luxury bed including luxury linen, robes and slippers.
Dining and entertainment facilities onboard
The cruise ship will feature a number of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines for passengers to choose from. Some of the dining spaces aboard the vessel include The Restaurant, The World Cafe, Viking Deli, The Chef's Table, Italian Grill and The Kitchen Table.
The ship will also incorporate al fresco (outdoor) dining spaces, casual cafes and pool grills. The cruise ship will provide about 15 different dining experiences for the passengers to choose from.
Entertainment facilities aboard the cruise ship will comprise of a three-deck atrium where musicians will perform regional and classical music, the Star Theater for lectures from scholars and experts, an onboard cooking school and the Viking Piano Bar, explorer's lounge and Wintergarden 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 will comprise of nine decks. Deck one will feature a spa, a fitness centre, a shop, a lobby bar, an atrium, two private dining spaces and three food stalls.
Deck two will comprise of two atriums, two shops, two cinema rooms, a bar, The Star Theatre, The Viking Piano Bar and The Restaurant.
Decks three to six will comprise of the staterooms, while deck seven will comprise of the Owner's Suite, the Explorer's Lounge, the Viking Deli, the Wintergarden, the main pool and the infinity pool, a pool bar and the World Cafe.
Deck eight will feature an explorer's lounge and a retractable roof while the outdoor gym will be located on deck nine. Deck E, located below deck one, will feature a medical centre.
Cruise liner propulsion
The vessel will be fitted with energy-efficient hybrid engines and a hydro-dynamically optimised streamlined hull and bow for maximum fuel efficiency. The vessel will also feature solar panels onboard and equipment for minimising exhaust pollution.
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