If you’ve ever spent time traveling the rivers of Europe, then most likely you were aboard one of Viking River Cruise’s many high-class boats. But, Viking River Cruises isn’t content to simply corner the market on European river cruises and others river cruises around the world. That’s why they’ve recently unveiled their newest ship, the Viking Star, which holds something of a surprise.
Well, what’s the big surprise with the Viking Star from Viking River Cruises? Well, as it so happens, it’s not a river cruise boat at all… It’s a cruise liner that’s sailing the seven seas!
The ship is the first in a planned line of ships that will be taking to the oceans and seas of the world. As you might expect then, the ship has been completely decked out. There are luxury touches wherever you go, and there’s plenty of entertainment to be had, whether it’s by the pool on deck, or at one of the bars, lounges and restaurants below deck.
So, what makes the Viking Star so cool, and why are cruise fans everywhere so excited about it? That’s exactly what we’re going to be exploring. So, come take a tour with us, and see for yourself why the Viking Star should be on your vacation radar.
1. Hop On Board
Viking River Cruises is finally branching out, and they’re banking on the Star being one of the most luxurious cruise ships on the seven seas.
2. Right From The Start
As soon as you get on board, you’ll be able to tell what kind of experience you’re in for. Be sure to stop and listen to the music as you’re passing through the Atrium.
3. Take It In
Once the ship is underway, you’ll want to appreciate the expansive ocean views. You can do this from the luxuriously appointed Explorer’s Lounge.
4. While You’re There
As you enjoy the sweeping views of the Explorer’s Lounge, maybe you should be sipping a cocktail from the bar there!
5. Take A Dip
No vacation is complete without a dip in the pool, and the Star has one with a retractable roof for when the weather get’s bad.
We hope you don’t have to experience a rough vacation though! If the weather’s good, this is the pool experience you’re in for!
7. To Infinity…
And beyond! That’s not the only on board. Aft, you’ll find the Star’s infinity pool, which offers a swimming and soaking experience like no other.
8. Really Unwind
The real standout for this ship, especially as compared to other ocean-going cruise ships, is the spa!
9. Swedish Specialty
While there are many different treatments you can get at the Spa, you should know that they specialize in Swedish massage.
10. Just Sweat It Out
If a Swedish massage isn’t your thing, though, you can simply enjoy a good sweat in the spa’s tremendous sauna.
11. For The More Adventurous….
Of course, it doesn’t have to be all hot in the Spa! You can check out the Snow Grotto and really invigorate your senses.
12. Speaking of Senses
If you’ve had your senses heightened thanks to a visit to the Star’s world-class Spa, then maybe it’s time to enjoy some fine fare?
13. Restaurants Galore
There are plenty of places to dine on board, including the aptly named “The Restaurant”, which serves an eclectic mix of dishes.
14. Lighter Fare
If you’re not quite ready for a huge meal yet, then the Wintergarden is there to serve with its delightful finger foods in a luxurious Scandinavian atmosphere.
15. A Good Book…
Is easy to find! Not only does the Star provide you with an exceptional Library, it also provides you with a luxurious environment in which to read.
16. Sunset Dining
For those who want the ultimate romantic dinner, there’s no place better to go aboard the Star than the Aquavit Terrace!
17. Time To Turn In
The accommodations on the Viking Star are exceptional. Here’s a peek at the Junior Suite.
18. The Very Best
Those who want to experience the finest, though, will want to book their cruise in the Explorer’s Suite, which is over 700 square feet and offers a veranda.
19. Even So…
Still, if you don’t want to spring for a suite, you won’t be disappointed. Here’s a peek at one of the Veranda Staterooms.
20. Time To Check It Out
Viking River Cruises is really excited about the Star, and you should be too. If you want a unique cruising experience, then we recommend booking passage sooner rather than later.