© Dennis MortimerMV Viking Sun – Past and Present

MV Viking Sun

© Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2017 by Fincantieri Spa, Ancona, Italy (Yard No 6246) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd, Bermuda

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: LAYT7
  • IMO Number: 9725433
  • MMSI Number: 257179000
  • Official Number:
  • Port of Registry: Bergen/Norway
  • Sister-Ship: Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Star


Current Location

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History

December 4th 2012: Ordered.

April 6th 2016: Keel laid.

December 15th 2016: Launched.

September 25th 2017: Delivered to Sea 32 Leasing Co. Ltd, Hamilton, Bermuda. Registered Manager; Viking Ocean Cruises.

October 4th 2017: Maiden cruise from Venice.

© Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus 11/10/2017)

May 7th 2018: Due in 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: Dennis Mortimer for his assistance in producing this feature.

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