MV Viking Sky – Past and Present

MV Viking Sky

© Josep Pretel

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2017 by Fincantieri Spa, Ancona, Italy (Yard No 6237) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship.

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: 340 million €/ 400 million $
    Length: 228.2 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
    Breadth: 28.8 m
    Depth: m
    Draught: 6.45m (Design)
    Tonnage: 47842 gross/ net/4797t deadweight
    Engines: 2 x MAN 9L32/44CR and 2 x MAN 12V32/44CR diesel electric
    Power: 23520 kW/HP
    Speed: 20 knots
    Capacity: 928 (working) 1433 passengers (max)
    Crew: 465
    Call Sign: LAYU7
    IMO Number: 9650420 Official Number:
    Port of Registry: Bergen/Norway
    Sister-Ship: Viking Sea, Viking Sprit, Viking Star, Viking Sun

Current Location

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March 23rd 2016: Launched.

© Viking Cruises

© Viking Cruises

January 26th 2017: Delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises Inc. Registered Manager; Viking River Cruises Inc.

February 25th 2017: Maiden voyage from Rome’s Civitavecchia port to Barcelona .

June 22nd 2017: Christened in Tromsø.

© Viking Cruises  © Viking Cruises

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© Juergen Braker

August 6th 2018: Due at Dover.

All information is believed to be correct and no responsibility is accepted for any errors or omissions. All items included in this article are subject to © copyright. We would like to take this opportunity of thanking: Juergen Braker and Josep Pretel for their assistance in producing this feature.

Article © Nigel Thornton and Ray Goodfellow (Dover Ferry Photos Group)

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