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MV Viking Venus – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9833175

MV Viking Venus

Ex Fincantieri 6283

© Dennis Mortimer

Viking Venus – © Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 17/08/2021)

Steel twin screw “Viking Star – class” motor vessel built in 2021 by Fincantieri Spa, Ancona, Italy (Yard No 6283) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd, Bermuda

Technical Data

  • Length: 228.2 m (overall) m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth: 28.79 m
  • Depth: m
  • Draught: 6.45m (Design)
  • Tonnage: 47842 gross/18858 net/4667t 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) 946 passengers (max)
  • Crew: 465
  • Call Sign: LACS8
  • IMO Number: 9833175
  • MMSI Number: 257552000
  • Port of Registry: Bergen/Norway 🇳🇴
  • Sister-Ship: Viking Star (6236), Viking Sky (6237), Viking Sea (6245),  Viking Sun (6246), Viking Orion (6253), Viking Jupiter (6254), Viking Mars (6284) Viking Neptune (6285 ) + +

Vesselfinder AIS Location Data

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Seventh of the “Viking Star- class” designed by an interior design team of London-based SMC Design, and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios. The first of the series, “Viking Star”, was built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in 2015. The other units, “Viking Sea”, “Viking Sky”, “Viking Sun”, “Viking Orion”, “Viking Jupiter” and “Viking Venus”, handed over between 2016 and 2021, were all built at the Ancona yard.

June 11th 2020: Launched.

April 15th 2021: Delivered to Viking Ocean Cruises Ship VII, Woodland Hills, USA. And chartered to Viking River Cruises Inc.

© Dennis Mortimer © Dennis Mortimer © Dennis Mortimer

Viking Venus – © Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 17/08/2021)

March 27th 2022: Called at Dover.

Viking Venus – © Mike Jackson (Dover 27/03/2022)

April 20th 2022: Called 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: Dover Strait Shipping,Mike Jackson, Fincantieri Spa and Dennis Mortimer for their assistance in producing this feature.

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


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