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MV Viking Sea – Past and Present

MV Viking Sea

© Cees Bustraan

Willemstad, Port of Curacao 12/02/2018 © Cees Bustraan

Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 2016 by Fincantieri Spa, Ancona, Italy (Yard No 6245) as a Passenger (Cruise) Ship for Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd, Bermuda

Technical Data

  • Original Cost: 340 million ‚ā¨/ 400 million
  • Length:¬†227.28 m (overall) 195.39 m (between perpendiculars)
  • Breadth:¬†28.79 m
  • Depth:¬†8.86 m
  • Draught: 6.65m (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: 17 knots (service) 20 knots (max)
  • Capacity: 944 (working) 1433 passengers (max)
  • Crew: 602
  • Call Sign:¬†LAWP7
  • MMSI Number: 258215000
  • IMO Number: 9725421
  • Official Number:
  • Port of Registry:¬†Bergen/Norway
  • Sister-Ships: Viking Jupiter, Viking Orion, Viking Sky, Viking Spirit, Viking Star, Viking Sun

Current AIS Location

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September 2014: First steel cut.

November 6th 2014: Keel laid.

June 25th 2014: Launched.

March 24th 2016: Viking Sea delivered to Hai Xing 1601 Ltd, Woodlands Hills, USA. Management Viking River Cruises AG, Basel, Switzerland.

April 3rd 2016: Maiden cruise from Istanbul to London.

May 5th 2016: Christened at Greenwich.

© Cees Bustraan  © Cees Bustraan

© Cees Bustraan

Willemstad, Port of Curacao 12/02/2018 © Cees Bustraan

August 3rd 2019: 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: Cees Bustraan for his assistance in producing this feature.

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

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