MV Viking Sea

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Viking Sea at pier 26 Port of Tallinn 27 May 2016.jpg
Viking Sea in the Port of Tallinn, 27 May 2016
History
Name: Viking Sea
Owner: Torstein Hagen
Operator: Viking Ocean Cruises
Port of registry: Bergen,  Norway
Ordered: December 2012[1]
Builder: Fincantieri
Yard number: 6245
Laid down: 6 November 2014
Launched: 25 June 2015
Christened: 5 May 2016 by Karine Hagen
Acquired: 24 March 2016[2]
Maiden voyage: 3 April 2016
In service: 2016
Identification:
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class and type: Small cruise ship
Type: Cruise ship
Tonnage: 47,800 GT
Length: 227.20 m (745.4 ft)
Beam: 28.80 m (94.5 ft)
Draught: 6.30 m (20.7 ft)
Decks: 10
Installed power: 2xV12 6540Kw MAN, 2xL9 4900Kw MAN
Speed: 20 knots
Capacity: 930 passengers
Crew: 550[3]

MV Viking Sea, classified as a small cruise ship,[4] was built by Italian shipbuilders Fincantieri for Viking Ocean Cruises. She sailed from Venice to New Capital Quay on the River Thames at Greenwich, London, England, where on 5 May 2016 she became the largest vessel named in London. She will sail around Scandinavia, the Baltic and across the Mediterranean during her maiden season.[4] Viking Sea has 3 sister ships, Viking Star, Viking Sky and Viking Sun.[5][6]

A car carrier registered in Singapore shares the name Viking Sea.[7]

Facilities[edit]

Viking Sea has passenger accommodation, three swimming pools, a spa, a fitness center, two restaurants and a café, lounges, a winter garden, a terrace, a sports deck, theatre and bars, and shops.[8]

Accidents and Incidents[edit]

  1. August 2016 Viking Sea lost power in Malta[9]
  2. December 2016 Viking Sea had engine trouble in Barcelona [10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FINCANTIERI AND VIKING SIGN AN AGREEMENT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF TWO MORE CRUISE SHIPS". 2012-12-04. Retrieved 2017-01-30.
  2. ^ "FINCANTIERI: CONSEGNATA AD ANCONA VIKING SEA". 2016-03-24. Retrieved 2016-03-24. (in Italian) English-language version
  3. ^ Colleen McDaniel. "Viking Sea Cruise Ship: Expert Review on Cruise Critic". Cruisecritic.co.uk. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  4. ^ a b Naomi Leach and Chris Kitching (5 May 2016). "Now THAT'S a Viking long boat! Luxury Scandinavian cruise ship with its own snow grotto dominates the London skyline as she sails up the Thames to her naming ceremony". Daily Mail. Retrieved 5 May 2016. Article with many photographs.
  5. ^ "Viking Sun". www.vikingcruises.com. Retrieved 2017-10-30.
  6. ^ "Viking Ocean Cruises Adds Two More Ocean Ships". World Maritime News. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  7. ^ "Viking Sea - IMO 9515008 - Vessel Data". Q88.COM. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  8. ^ "Viking Ocean Cruises - Viking Sea deck plans". Viking Ocean Cruises. Retrieved 13 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Viking Sea Temporarily Loses Power in Malta : Cruise Law News". www.cruiselawnews.com. Retrieved 2017-02-08.
  10. ^ "Viking Sea Stuck in Barcelona : Cruise Law News". www.cruiselawnews.com. Retrieved 2017-02-08.

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