A boutique hotel on the seas, Viking Star has been beautifully designed to leave those who sail aboard her wishing they had more time to enjoy everything she offers. Heralded as the ‘World’s Best New Cruise Ship’ following her debut, Viking Star has been awarded with the cruise industry’s highest honours.
Prepare to expand your horizons as you sail in the comfortable, contemporary surrounds of Viking Star, setting sail on carefully curated itineraries and embarking on a programme of activities that encourage you to see the world differently.
» Capacity: 930 guests
» All-veranda staterooms
» Main pool with retractable roof
» Snow Grotto
» Infinity pool
» 9 different dining experiences including 3 alfresco choices
Modern, sophisticated and often deemed to be one of the most impressive lounges at sea, Explorer’s Lounge is a place to share adventures, enjoy a little camaraderie, glimpse sight of your first fjord and enjoy sweeping scenic views on the approach to Europe’s most beguiling coasts.
Magnificent two-story panoramic windows, plush cream sofas and cosy armchairs await your arrival, with the focus placed firmly on winding down and relaxing. Curl up with a book in your corner of choice or get comfy beside the fireplace that sits at the entrance to the lounge. The small but inviting Mamsen’s deli is tucked away inside the Explorer’s Lounge, serving Scandinavian fare inspired by recipe’s that have long been passed down through the Viking family.
Boasting intimate conversation areas, cosy nooks that feel just like your living room back home, and plenty of space for activities, live entertainment and live music, the Living Room is one of the primary spots for socialising aboard Viking Star. Furnished with comfortable armchairs, sofas and shelves stocked with over 1,000 books, you’ll find it hard to walk away from relaxing afternoons here.
Your spa experience will be completely reinvented aboard Viking Star, thanks to the first ever Snow Grotto at sea. Following centuries-old Nordic traditions and drawing upon the holistic wellness philosophy of hot and cold therapies, snowflakes gently descend from the ceiling above as an ice cold chill envelopes your body. Design to increase your blood flow and improve circulation, the experience is best followed with time in the sauna. Use of the Snow Grotto is complimentary to all Viking Star guests, with access available without requiring a spa treatment. Those keen to reinvigorate both body and mind can choose from over 30 spa treatments available on board including Swedish Deep Tissue Massages and Nordic Hair Rituals.
Unpack, unwind and make the most of your private sanctuary morning, afternoon and night. All staterooms aboard Viking Star feature the ultimate cruising amenity, a veranda, so you can lose yourself to the ocean views and champagne evenings in your own little luxury enclave. Choose from a wide variety of staterooms options, from the spacious Deluxe Veranda to the Penthouse Junior Suite, or opt for all-out opulence in the lavish Owner’s Suite. Wherever you choose to rest your head aboard Viking Star, you’ll enjoy the same little touches that make your time here so special, including deluxe toiletries and movies on demand.
Viking Cruises haven’t just created a pool, they’ve created a setting for exploration, maximising your destination experience with an oceangoing infinity pool. Relax in a glass-backed Infinity Pool cantilevered off the ship’s stern, giving you the feeling of swimming right into your destination. Not only is the pool surrounded by casual grills and the ambient Wintergarden, it’s also edged by a hot tub and outdoor cinema screen, so you can gather on the loungers for an outdoor movie on star-filled nights. A retractable roof means you can enjoy swimming and movie showings even when the weather is less than perfect.
Floor-to-ceiling glass doors are opened wide on warm, sunny days, turning the Wintergarden into an outdoor/indoor space. Scattered with plush armchairs and sofas, this space is the perfect setting for a calming cup of tea before dropping by the Enrichment Program for a cultural adventure into your next destination. Viking Cruises are big on enrichment, showing you what is unique about each port before you have even ventured ashore. Now that is our idea of the perfect tea break.
Uncomfortable seating has been banished in favour of cosy sofas in the main theatre, where you can enjoy live performances or head to one of the two cinemas screens that sit adjacent the stage for first-run movies. Enjoy a cocktail or two in the Viking Bar, mingle with like-minded guests in the soaring atrium, enjoy a night cap or two in the Torshavn late lounge or choose a quiet spot in the Explorer’s Lounge or The Living Room and discover picture-perfect views.
From casual cafes to pool grills and regional specialities, Viking Star has something for even the most discerning foodie cruisers. Snack on sweet and savoury Scandinavian style fare at Mamsen’s deli or spend your evening in The Chef’s Table, where a tempting tasting menu is served with impeccable wine pairings. Then again, you may make a reservation at Manfredi’s Italian Restaurant or perhaps find yourself in the Viking Star’s main dining room, The Restaurant, both of which offer menus that incorporate fresh and local ingredients picked up at each port. Hand-carved meats and worldwide flavours are served in the World Café, where you can dine al fresco on a warm summers evening, just as you may at the chic Aquavit Terrace. The choice is entirely yours.