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MV Viking Venus – Past and Present

IMO Number: 9833175

MV Viking Venus

Ex Fincantieri 6283

© Dennis Mortimer

© 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

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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.

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© Dennis Mortimer (Piraeus, 17/08/2021)

March 27th 2022: Called at Dover.

© Mike Jackson (Dover 27/03/2022)

April 3rd 2023: Called at Dover.

© Dover Strait Shipping

© Dover Strait Shipping

April 27th 2023: Called at Dover.

May 1st 2023: Called at Dover.

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🆕 © Maritime Photographic (Portsmouth, 16/04/2024)

April 17th 2024: 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: Dover Strait Shipping, Maritime Photographic, 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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