Cruiser Viking Sea sailed into Port Kotor today. It is the newest ship the fleet of Viking Ocean Cruises company.
The company bought this ship on March 24th, and the ceremony was held in the shipyard Fincantieri in Italy. The ship took its first trip through the Mediterranean on April 3rd. On May 5th it arrives in London where there will be a christening ceremony. After that, it will sail to Scandinavia and Baltic, as well as west and east Mediterranean, Radio Kotor learns.
Cruise Critic classified it as a small ship. Viking Sea is a “sister ship” to Viking Star, that has left the shipyard in April of 2015, and won awards for the best small cruiser in last years, as well as first place for the cruiser of the year award given by Cruise Critic and Travel + Leisure’s World’s Best.
Viking Sea weighs 47.800 tonns, it is 228 meters long, it has 465 cabins and accepts 930 passengers. It is the second of six ordered cruisers. The third is Viking Sky that has been ordered for 2017. The remaining three still have no names, and they have been order for this, as well as 2018 and 2020 year.
Viking offers to its passengers extremely good designed cruisers that give them a sense of culture. The ships are small so the passengers can feel closer to their destinations and have more time to spend in ports, with more nights on the land and less on the sea. The ships are characterized by their specific design, ecological diesel-electrical drive, wide use of solar panels, and practical luxury interiors in the Scandinavian style. Each cabin on this ship has a balcony.
Viking’s ships do not have casinos, which is an indispensable part of cruiser offer. But, they do have libraries, piano bars, theatres and cinemas, and you get a chance to listen to scientific lectures in many fields, or to train to become a great cook under the supervision of ship’s chief cook.
The ship will stay in Kotor until 21h, when it sails for Dubrovnik. There are 643 passengers on the ship, as well as 471 crew members, they said in Port Kotor.
Source: Cafe Del Montenegro