Ebene News – CA – Viking names newest cruise ship, Viking Venus, at sea

(3:00 am EDT) – Viking named their new ocean-going vessel Viking Venus with a celebration in the English Channel as the ship departed on its maiden voyage yesterday

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In addition to commemorating the 930 passenger ship, the event also marked the return to service of the line after 14 months of interruption of operations

“Today is one of the proudest days in Viking’s nearly 24-year history. When we became the first cruise line to suspend operations in March 2020, we certainly did not know that ‘It would take 14 months before guests were welcomed back on board,’ said Torstein Hagen, President of Viking

“Now we’re among the first to set sail again – and with our industry-leading health and safety protocols in place, we believe there is no safer way to travel the world than during a Viking trip “

He added: “On behalf of the entire Viking family, we are delighted to celebrate the appointment of our new vessel to England”

“It is a tremendous honor to be chosen as Godmother of Viking Venus and to be officially part of the Viking family In my many years as a journalist, I have reported and participated in many historical events , but I never dreamed that I would be the godmother of an ocean-going vessel or that I would celebrate the occasion with my family and friends aboard the magnificent Viking Venus on the very first day we are able to sail at new to the UK, “she said

Viking will be offering five round-trip ‘England’s Scenic Shores’ cruises this summer, all of which have sold out The eight-day trips will stop at Liverpool, Isles of Scilly, Falmouth and Portland Anne Diamond will also join passengers on the first three cruises and will serve as a guest speaker with her presentation on the untold history of British radar inventors, including her father, during WWII

Delivered in April 2021 to the Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy, Viking Venus is the seventh to join Viking’s oceanic fleet of identical twin ships

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Ebene News – CA – Viking names newest cruise ship, Viking Venus, at sea

Source: https://www.cruisecritic.co.uk/news/6124/