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MV Viking Star – Past and Present

MV Viking Star

© Carsten Dettmer

Viking Star – © Carsten Dettmer ( Cartagena. 04/01/2020)

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2015 by Fincantieri Spa, Marghera, Italy (Yard No 6236) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd, Bermuda

Technical Data

  • Length: 228.2 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 28.8 m
  • Depth: 8.86 m
  • Draught: 6.45m (Design)
  • Tonnage: 47842 gross/18858 net/4912t deadweight
  • Engines: 2 x MAN 9L32/44CR and 2 x MAN 12V32/44CR diesel electric
  • Power: 23520 kW/HP
  • Speed: 20 knots
  • Capacity: 944 (working) 1433 passengers (max)
  • Crew: 465
  • Call Sign: LAIW6
  • IMO Number: 9650418
  • MMSI Number: 257903000
  • Port of Registry: Bergen/Norway
  • Sister-Ship: Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, Viking Orion, Viking Jupiter + 4

Location Data

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December 12th 2013: Keel struck.

May 17th 2014: Launched.

March 28th 2015: Delivered to Ocean Cruises Ship I, Basel, Switzerland.

© Ken Smith  © Ken Smith

© Ken Smith

© Ken Smith (Outbound from Greenwich, London, 13/05/2025)

May 17th 2015: Christened in Bergen.

© Dennis Mortimer  © Dennis Mortimer

© Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 30/03/2016)

January 12th 2018: “At the port of Barcelona, the FANTASTIC ferry from the Italian shipping company, Grandi Navi Veloci (GNV), collided with the Viking Star cruise ship operated by Viking Cruises. The FANTASTIC apparently dropped an anchor to try and stop the drift of the ferry into the cruise ship after the Fantastic’s engines failed in the harbour. There were no injuries involved in the mishap which took place around noon local time. Damage was minimal and being evaluated.”

June 24th 2020: Due at Dover.

March 14th 2020: Sailed to Tilbury for an indefinite period of lay-up owing to concerns over the Coronavirus.

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: Carsten Dettmer Dennis Mortimer and Ken Smith for their assistance in producing this feature.

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

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