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MV 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, Viking Orion, Viking Jupiter

Current AIS Location

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December 4th 2012: Ordered.

April 6th 2016: Keel laid.

December 15th 2016: Viking Sun 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: Maiden call at the Port of 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.

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

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