Viking Cruises’ first ocean-going vessel will set sail in May 2015
The new ship, named Viking Star and part of Viking Ocean Cruises, will embark on a maiden voyage in Scandinavia and the Baltic, followed by the Western and Eastern Mediterranean
A spokesman for the line said agents would earn “the same level of highly competitive commission already offered by Viking River Cruises”.
Agent webinars and revamped online training will be available to agents who want to learn more about the product.
Neil Barclay, head of sales, Viking Cruises UK, said: “We are thrilled to be launching Viking Ocean Cruises. It’s a great product that has wide-reaching appeal for cruisers and non-cruisers alike and we are certainly anticipating high demand.
“We recognise how important the trade is to us and as such we remain committed to offering competitive commissions and support in training on our new product.”
To celebrate the launch of the product, Viking is giving agents the chance to win a prize every day for five days when they sign up for emails, and answer the daily question.
The 930-passenger ship will have all-veranda rooms, a main pool, an infinity pool, a spa, a three-deck atrium and several dining options.
It will also feature 14 Explorer Suites which are two room-suites which offer wrap-around verandas. The company said the ship had been designed with the environment in mind and that the ship features dual-fuel engines with clean exhausts, a hydro-dynamically optimized streamlined hull and bow and onboard solar panels.
The maiden voyage is a 15-day Viking Homelands sailing from Stockholm to Bergen. The cruise calls at St Petersburg, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Tallinn, Gdansk, Berlin, Aalborg, Stavanger and Flam. Prices start from £2,999.
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