Viking Star

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Over the weekend Viking Star called into Bergen for a 2-day stop in the city.

She is the first of Viking Crusies ocean cruise ships. Along with her sisters Viking Sea and Viking Sky, another 5 ships in this class are currently on order.

With a tonnage of 47,800 and a length of 228m, she can accommodate 900 passengers and 600 crew. This high crew-to-passenger ratio reflects Viking Cruises' position as a luxury cruise brand,

Viking Star was named in a ceremony in Bergen on 17th May 2015; the Norwegain national day. A certain amount of controversy was generated when the mayor of Bergen (and Viking Star's godmother) Trude Drevland reportedly accepted several gifts from Viking cruises, in breach of strict Norwegian anti-bribery laws.

The following photos were taken as she was docked alongside at Skolten Syd; the first set as I passed her on a boat trip, and the second set from Nordnes, where Hurtigruten's Midnatsol was also in port.

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

Cruise ship Viking Star docked in Bergen, Norway

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