Viking delays departure of next cruise

Viking delays departure of next cruise

Viking Cruises is altering the departure date and place for its next cruise by new ship Viking Star following engine problems.

The cruise was due to depart from Bergen on Saturday but will instead leave from Copenhagen two days later.

Passengers booked on the voyage to Barcelona will be flown by charter flight from Bergen to join the vessel in the Danish capital on August 10.

The cruise line also confirmed that the ship would now not be visiting London as originally planned on the voyage to Barcelona.

The 930-passenger Viking Star was forced to cut short its current cruise in Tallinn, Estonia, due to a problem with part of the ships’s propulsion system.

The line said: “Because of the mechanical issue last week and subsequent delay, Viking Star is unable to meet embarking guests in Bergen; instead Viking Star will now sail to Copenhagen, where guests will embark on August 10.

“Viking communicated this schedule change to all booked guests. Guests will now arrive in Bergen as planned and will be hosted in a hotel for two nights and on guided tours at Viking’s expense.

“On August 10, they will board a charter flight from Bergen to Copenhagen for embarkation.”


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