Viking Star has called in Saudi Arabia for the first time during her 118-night 2022 World Cruise, becoming only the fifth cruise ship ever to do so.
Ninth Viking cruise ship Viking Neptune floated out at Fincantieri
Viking Ocean Cruises has marked the float out of its ninth cruise ship, Viking Neptune, ahead of her expected delivery later this year.
Viking Sky calls at new Istanbul terminal, while Viking reveals name of new ship
Istanbul is seeing a resurgence of cruise tourism since the opening of its new Galataport cruise terminal, with Viking Sky the latest cruise line to call in the city.
Viking to sail parallel 2023 World Cruise featuring Middle East
Viking Ocean Cruises has revealed a 2023/24 World Cruise itinerary for two of its ships with port calls in the Middle East.
Second Viking expedition ship Polaris floated out by VARD
Viking’s second expedition cruise ship Viking Polaris was floated out by VARD this week, marking a major milestone in her construction.
New Viking Mars touches water for first time during float out in Italy
Viking Mars, the new cruise ship for Viking Cruises, has floated out at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, marking the first time the vessel has touched water.
New Viking Venus delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises by Fincantieri
Viking Ocean Cruises has taken delivery of the new Viking Venus, the latest cruise ship to join its rapidly expanding fleet.
P&O, Fred Olsen and Viking release UK-focused roundtrip itineraries
P&O Cruises, Fred Olsen and Viking Ocean Cruises have announced a summer cruise season out of the UK between May and September, but one of them will require full vaccination for all […]
Keel laid for Viking Mars just days ahead of UAE Hope Probe’s arrival at namesake planet
Viking Ocean Cruises has laid the keel for its eighth cruise ship, Viking Mars, at the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The keel for Viking Mars was laid on Thursday, while the […]
Growing number of mainstream cruise lines begin cancelling cruises into 2021
An increasing number of major cruise lines dependent on passengers from the United States have begun cancelling their entire 2020 program, reflecting growing pessimism about the coronavirus situation in the United States.
Viking Venus floated out as Fincantieri returns to work amid Coronavirus pandemic
The Italian shipyard Fincantieri has floated out Viking Venus, the new cruise ship being built for Viking Ocean Cruises, marking a major construction milestone.
Princess, Viking and Virgin Voyages suspend operations amid Coronavirus disruption
With a multitude of cruise ports around the world now placing extreme restrictions on cruise ships allowed to dock, or barring ships from visiting altogether, at least three cruise lines have announced […]
Viking Cruises releases renderings of new luxury expedition cruise ship designs
Luxury cruise line Viking has announced its expansion into the expedition cruise sector, with two new ships Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris debuting in January, 2022 and August, 2022 respectively. Viking Octantis […]
Viking returning to Istanbul with 2021 departures after delivery of Viking Venus
Viking Cruises has announced that Viking Venus will join its fleet in early 2021, giving the luxury cruise line the added capacity needed to return to Istanbul, with a range of Mediterranean […]
Viking Sun ends South African cruise season with inaugural visit to country
And that’s a wrap (almost) for the 2018/2019 South African cruise season. Viking Sun, sailing her first ever cruise from South Africa (and marking the only non-MSC cruise of the year from […]
Luxury cruise ship Viking Sky evacuation underway off Norway in heavy seas
The 900-passenger luxury cruise ship Viking Sky has issued an SOS off the coast of Norway due to engine failure in heavy seas, passengers and crew are currently being airlifted off the ship.
Viking Ocean Cruises adds more ships to already record-breaking order book
Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered yet more ships from Fincantieri, according to a press release issued by the Italian shipyard.
Viking Jupiter delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises amid record fleet expansion
Viking Ocean Cruises, no stranger to newbuild deliveries, with more ships on order than any other cruise line (except MSC), has taken delivery of its sixth ocean-going cruise vessel, Viking Jupiter.
Viking Ocean Cruises 2020-21 World Cruise to visit Middle East aboard Viking Sun
Viking Sun will cruise via Muscat, Oman on her 2020-21 World Cruise, a 161-day voyage that visits 75 ports on six continents, staying overnight in 13 of them.
Viking Ocean Cruises to return to Turkey in 2021 on winter itineraries that include Greece
Viking Ocean Cruises will return to Turkey in 2021 with two new 10-night roundtrip cruises from Athens that will include port calls in Kusadi, the gateway to Turkey’s archeological marvel of Ephesus, […]