Viking has announced that it will resume its limited cruise operations with three domestic sailings in the UK from May 2021.
These flights are for UK residents only and are made possible by the UK government’s signal that it will allow domestic flights again from May.
Passengers on these new UK domestic voyages will be among the first to sail on the brand new ocean liner, Viking Venus, which will be delivered in April. The ship will sail the new eight-day Scenic Shores England route, which departs from Portsmouth.
Departures are scheduled for the 22nd and 29th. May and 5. June 2021 scheduled.
This encouraging news of the resumption of cruising in the UK, albeit on a limited scale, follows Viking’s decision to extend its global cruise break until the 31st. May 2021. Apart from these UK crossings, all other previously scheduled crossings remain open until 31 December. May cancelled.
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Health and safety
Passengers on board will experience a new Viking health and safety program, developed in collaboration with an international team of scientific and medical advisors.
Since the industry shutdown, a comprehensive laboratory has been installed on every Viking ocean liner, where rapid, non-invasive saliva PCR testing is offered daily to all guests and crew. In addition, all Viking ships are equipped with new air purification technology.
Additional medical examinations, hygiene and physical distance measures provide additional protection for Viking guests and crew at all stages of the voyage.
over Viking Venus
Viking Venus will be the same size as her sister ships and will have approximately 48,000 gross tons and a capacity of 930 passengers. All cabins on the ship have balconies and large bathrooms with underfloor heating and anti-fog mirrors.
There are many restaurants on the ship, including The Restaurant, the ship’s main dining room with no set times, the buffet World Café, the Poolside Informal Grill and Manfredi’s, a complimentary Italian restaurant.
As for relaxation, passengers can enjoy complimentary spa suites, as well as a rear infinity pool and a variety of lounges and bars.
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