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New cruise ship invades London

Cruise ShipThe boutique Viking Star cruise ship has sailed up the Thames on her maiden voyage, giving Brits ample view of her Scandi style architecture.

The new chic luxury cruise ship docked in Greenwich on her way to Bergen from Barcelona, giving everyone the chance to take in her beauty and grace.

While unassuming on the outside, this cruise ship has raised the bar in terms of its interior, as the Viking Star is the very first ocean-going vessel from Viking Cruises – famed for their “cool, modern longships”.

Stunning views of the ocean

The new ship has become so successful since its launch that the Norwegian owned company has announced they will be building two sister ships, named, Viking Sky and Viking Sea, set to take the ocean in 2016.

The Viking Star has become well known for its contemporary interior design, including low ceilings and a number of restaurant tables running down either side of the ship that provide passengers with stunning views.

The ship also houses the World Cafe Buffet restaurant which comes with the style of a London cafe-bar, offering pale wood tables and modern art by the likes of Edvard Munch.

Ultimate style and decor throughout

The main dining room is much simpler in style and decor, providing an al fresco area at the stern – named the Aquavit Terrace – while there are also speciality restaurants including the Chef’s Table and Manfredi’s.

However, the social centre of the ship is found in the Living Room which is home to a comfortable lounge area, complete with an aluminium topped bar; giving the appearance of a top hotel rather than a ship.

If guests are looking to take advantage of the sun while on their travels, they will also be pleased to know the ship has a Winter Garden with a pool under a retractable glass roof.

Complete with a theatre, bars and interactive screens on almost every wall, the Viking Star has something to offer every guest.

If you’re looking to go on a cruise this year, be sure to organise specialist travel insurance in advance.

Date Created: 15 May 2015

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