The Viking Sky cruise ship made her first visit to Curaçao. Viking Sky has a maximum capacity of 944 passengers and is the newest vessel in the ocean fleet of Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd. The ship is almost 230 meters long and weighs approximately 47,800 tons. The initial contact between representatives of Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd. and the Curaçao Ports Authority (CPA) was made during the Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale. During this conversation, Port Operations Manager of Viking Ocean Cruises, Mr. Nicolai Skogland, informed CPA that the company was growing its fleet and that Viking Cruise wants to expand to the Caribbean region and showed interest in Curaçao.
Today, Curaçao welcomed the Viking Sky at Mega Pier 1. Viking Ocean Cruises has 3 calls scheduled in the 2017/2018 cruise season to Curaçao between October 2017 and September 2018 - with both the Viking Sky and the Viking Sea. The Viking Sky will stay on our island until 11PM, giving the passengers plenty of time to enjoy our downtown Punda/ Otrobanda and visit tourist attractions. On Monday morning, the captain, crew and passengers of the Viking Sky cruise were greeted by Mr. Sem Ayoubi CPA Shipping and development Manager, representatives of the Curaçao Tourist Board, Curoil and other guests. Welcome to Curaçao!
About Viking Ocean Cruises Ltd.
In 2013, Viking Cruises announced the first new cruise line in nearly a decade. Its ocean cruise product line is intended to leverage the company’s managerial experience in ocean cruising as well as its success in the river cruise sector. Viking’s ocean cruise division began sailing its first vessel, Viking Star, in 2015. Since then, the ocean fleet has expanded to include three more sister ships: Viking Sea in 2016, and Viking Sky and Viking Sun in 2017. They will be joined by Viking Orion in 2018 and three more by 2022. (Picture; The Crown Princess at Pier Tula (MP2), Carnival Vista at the Ernest Jacky Voges pier (MP1) and the Viking Sea on its first call to Curacao.)