VIKING  STAR

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Registered owner: Viking Ocean Cruises SHIP 1 - Switzerland - Beneficial owner: Viking River Cruises AG. - Switzerland - Operator: Viking Ocean Cruises

Entered service: 2015 - Gross tonnage: 47.842 - Pass. lower beds/All berths: 930 - Passenger decks: 9 - Length: 228,20 m. - Beam: 28,80 m. - Draught: 6,45 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: 4 diesel engines make: MAN 2 type 9L32/44CR - 2 type 12V32/44CR - Total installed power: 23.520 kW at 720 rpm. - Propulsion: 2 Rolls-Royce integrated rudder and propulsion system each 7.250 kW.- Service speed: 17 knots  - Max. speed 21 knots - Built: Fincantieri - Italy - Yard no. 6236 - Flag: Norway - Classification: Lloyds Register

Sisterships: Viking Sea (march 2016) - Viking Sky (2017) - Viking Sun (2017) - Viking Spirit (2018) - N/N

Aug.2-2015  Experiencing a major operational setback in the Baltic on account of a mechanical issue occurred on board Viking Star, forcing the company to cancel the remaining portion of a cruise itinerary. According to the company, the highly unusual mechanical issue is related to the electric transformers in one particular part of the ship’s propulsion system.The ship has been docked in Tallinn since Thursday, the 30th of July, five days after its departure from Stockholm on the 15-day Viking Homelands itinerary

                Passenger space ratio all berths : 51.44
Torstein Hagen."I am proud that Viking Cruises choose Norway as their flag state, and hope it will lead other cruise liners to follow. VIKING STAR is environmentally friendly with energy efficient hybrid machinery, and the hull and bow are optimized for fuel efficiency. She also has solar panels and equipment to minimize emissions. VIKING STAR will have Bergen as her home town. 
Viking and Fincantieri have chosen the highly-efficient Rolls-Royce integrated rudder and propulsion system, called Promas.The engines will operate with MAN Diesel & Turbo’s well-proven, state-of-the-art, common-rail injection system, suitable for both heavy fuel oil and distillate fuels. This technology, developed in-house by MAN Diesel & Turbo and fully optimised for its engines, provides superior performance in terms of fuel consumption and smoke emissions, especially at part-load.
PureSOx exhaust-gas-treatment system, these super-luxury cruise vessels can fulfill the increasingly stringent global requirements for permissible sulphur-oxide emissions in the most economical manner possible. This especially applies to the demanding limit of 0.1% sulphur fuel equivalent in Emission Controlled
Alfa Laval’s PureSOx system removes over 98% of sulphur oxides from a ship’s exhaust gas through washing it with seawater (open-loop system), or freshwater (closed-loop system), or a combination of both (hybrid system). This cost-saving solution enables vessels to comply with strict International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations by using heavy fuel oil instead of expensive, low-sulphur marine gas-oil.
Because of the typically stringent space requirements that exist for technical equipment aboard cruise ships, the more compact ‘multiple inlet’ PureSOx system design has been chosen where the exhaust gas from each engine pair is cleaned in a single PureSOx system.
Fincantieri and Viking Ocean Cruises decided to employ the closed-loop PureSOx system using fresh water with caustic soda as a reducing agent. The cleaning system will accordingly be able to handle the requirements of any port and permits the cruise vessel to operate in low-alkalinity waters such as estuaries or the Baltic Sea, or other such, sensitive areas around the world.

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All inside images courtesy Viking ocean cruises.

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