Viking Ocean Cruises Christens New Ship In London

Viking Ocean Cruises second ship was christened in Greenwich, a year after the debut of the company offshoot of Viking River Cruises. This is no ordinary ship by UK standards.

The Viking Sea is the new ship on the block and is all the talk in London. The  cruise ship is classified as “small ship class”, but at 936 passengers and 47,800- tons, I would hardly consider that small. The christening ceremony was a big event, and is the largest to ever launch from London.

The cruise ship received a glorious welcome as it pulled into Greenwich. Torstein Hagen chairman of Viking Ocean Cruise did not hold back on his comments saying the following.

Torstein Hagen chairman of Viking Ocean Cruise:

“Today is a proud day for our Viking family. London is one of my favorite cities, and Greenwich is a significant port for Viking. We look forward to bringing more guests here this spring and in future years,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “Our ships are built for exploration; they are vessels that help our guests spend more time immersed in and surrounded by their destination. With the arrival of our second ship – and with four more sister ships on the way – we are focused on introducing travelers to the Viking way of destination-centered cruising, a unique style that was inspired by our success on the rivers.”

Viking Sea
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Last year, the company debut with the MV Viking Star with a 930 passenger capacity and 47,800 tons, it’s nearly identical to the Viking Sea. All sister ships plan to have the same design, built with luxury staterooms and suites. The current cost per passenger is $2,400 with all the luxury cruise liners features at your disposal.


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