Viking Star scheduled to arrive in New York City for the first time on October 13, 2016
In 2015 Viking Ocean Cruises made history by launching the travel industry’s first entirely new cruise line in over a decade. On Oct 13th another milestone will be reached when Viking Star arrives in New York City for the first time. Until this time North American’s would have to take an international flight to various ports of call to experience a Viking Cruise on the ocean or rivers. Viking Cruises currently has a growing fleet of two ocean ships (with three on order) and sixty-two river cruise vessels.
On Oct 14th. Viking Star will make her way down the Eastern seaboard to San Juan, Puerto Rico, which will serve as her home-port for winter Caribbean itineraries. The ship will return to Europe in February 2017, with a transatlantic sailing from San Juan to Barcelona.
“We have always had a vision to reinvent ocean cruising – to bring destinations back to the forefront of the itinerary and to build ships that are designed to help our guests better explore their destinations,” said Torstein Hagen, founder and chairman of Viking Cruises. “Just as the Viking explorers before us, we are now looking across the Atlantic for new discoveries. Our new itineraries in North America and the Caribbean will offer travelers experiences that broaden their horizons both on and off the ship.”
Viking Ocean Cruises is appealing to cruisers who are looking for a more personal and inclusive experience. They stand out with smaller ships at 46, 700 gross tons and only 930 guests on-board and every stateroom has a veranda. Further you won’t find any casino’s, kids or pressure to buy extras. Instead, you’ll get to know your destination with delicious meals inspired by authentic regional flavors, enriching Destination Performances and fascinating lectures.
Viking’s Inclusive Value
Viking Ocean Cruises offers an all-inclusive cruise fare. This one price helps simplify your cruise vacation purchase. With a Viking Cruise, you no longer have to worry about and budget for the countless extra items or unknowns during your cruise. Because your Viking Cruise will include all the items below:
- Private veranda stateroom
- A guided excursion in each port of call
- Unlimited Free Wi-Fi
- All Specialty Restaurants
- Access to Spa Amenities (Including the Snow Grotta, Thalassotherapy Pool, Sauna)
- Viking’s Culture Curriculum: deep immersion in the destination through classes or performances of music, art, cooking, dance, history and cinema
- All onboard meals
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
- Coffee, tea any time on board
- 24-hour room service
- All port charges and government taxes
These included items are an added value of over $200 per day per couple vs. other cruise lines.
Cruise Addicts will be on-board Viking Star for the Oct 14th sailing from New York City to San Juan. Follow along with us as bring you live updates via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Check our homepage at www.cruise-addicts.com as we report on everything Viking Star has to offer.