Subscribe today
Get Cruise Critic in your inbox
Cruise News
Home > Cruise News Archive > Viking Ocean Names Godmother of Newest Cruise Ship
Date Published: July 11, 2014
Viking Cruises Profile and Reviews
Latest Cruise News Headlines
Viking Ocean Names Godmother of Newest Cruise Ship
rendering of Viking Star

(9:05 a.m. EDT) -- The mayor of Bergen, Norway will serve as the godmother of Viking Ocean Cruises' first ever cruise ship, Viking Star.

Trude Drevland will name the ship during its christening ceremony on May 17, 2015, Norway's Constitution Day. She has already been involved with the ship's construction, helping weld coins to the ship, a practice dating back to Roman times said to bring good luck.

"For our first ocean ship it was very important to have a godmother who personifies our company's Scandinavian heritage and the Viking spirit," Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, said. Hagen is Norwegian.

Last month the 930-passenger Viking Star touched water for the first time during its float out ceremony at the Fincantieri Marghera shipyard outside Venice. A ship's float out marks the beginning of the final stage of construction.

The newest entry to ocean cruising, Viking Oceans' fleet will include Viking Star and two as-yet-unnamed sister ships.

The all-balcony Viking Star will offer a destination-oriented cruise experience, with fewer days at sea, long days in ports and more overnights in major cities. Included in the fare will be free shore excursions, complimentary Wi-Fi, and beer and wine served without charge at lunch and dinner. Its maiden season will include maiden voyages in Scandinavia and the Baltic as well as the Mediterranean.

--By Dori Saltzman, News Editor



Cruise News Headlines
More Viking Cruises News
Viking Cruises Reviews

About UsAdvertisingEditorial DisclaimerPress
PrivacySite MapStoreSubscribe
X

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.

We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.