By Jeanette Settembre Published September 03, 2019 Luxury FOXBusiness Facebook Twitter Comments Print video Viking Cruises to take passengers to Cuba Viking Cruises CEO Torstein Hagen weighs in on cruise line business and the hurricane season that has plagued the Caribbean. Here’s a vacation set to cruise control. Continue Reading Below Luxury liner Viking Cruises aims to set a world record for sailing around the world in 245 days – the longest continuous passenger excursion at sea. The massive 930-passenger Viking Sun set sail from Greenwich cruise terminal in London on Aug. 31, embarking on its eight-month trip through 51 countries across six continents stopping in 111 ports and making overnight stops in 23 cities, Forbes reported. Trips that cruise around the world typically last up to 120 days. Passengers will cruise through Scandinavia, the Caribbean and through South America. Viking Sun will continue on to the … [Read more...] about This may be world’s longest cruise, and it’ll cost a boatload
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0 Have your say EASTER is set to bring a busy weekend of cruise activity to Portsmouth International Portsmouth – with two vessels visiting the city for the first time. On Good Friday the transport hub will host cruise liner Viking Sky, eight days into her two-week day voyage from Barcelona. As many as 930 guests on board the ship are expected to hop off and explore Portsmouth’s heritage. The second visit will come on Easter Monday, when Ponant’s mega-yacht, L’austral, will also make her maiden voyage into Portsmouth. Her 264 guests will embark on their eight-day Celtic Shores cruise from the city, stopping at the Isles of Scilly, Cork, Liverpool, the Isle of Man, Belfast and Dublin.Mike Sellers, port director at Portsmouth International Port said: ‘We’re honoured to welcome these two new ships to the city and hope this will be the first of many visits to Portsmouth as we look to … [Read more...] about These two cruise ships will visit Portsmouth for the first time over Easter
Mark Lewis and Jari Tanner Associated Press Published 2:53 PM EDT Mar 24, 2019 Stavanger, Norway – Viking Sky cruise ship passenger Rodney Horgen can pinpoint the moment when he thought he was facing the end: when a huge wave crashed through the ship’s glass doors and swept his wife 30 feet across the floor. Horgen, 62, of Minnesota, was visiting Norway on a dream pilgrimage to his ancestral homeland when the luxury cruise trip quickly turned into a nightmare. The Viking Sky was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew, going from Norway’s Arctic north to the southern city of Stavanger when it had engine trouble along Norway’s rough, frigid western coast. Struggling in heavy seas to avoid being dashed on the rocky coast, the ship issued mayday call Saturday afternoon. Horgan said he knew something was badly amiss Saturday when the guests on the heaving ship were all summoned to the ship’s muster points. “When the windows and door flew open and the 2 … [Read more...] about Passengers faced mortality as 26-foot waves crashed into cruise ship
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Europe Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Europe | Cruise Ship Near Norway With Nearly 1,400 Passengers Is Being Evacuated Advertisement Supported by ByMihir Zaveri and Sandra E. Garcia March 23, 2019 A cruise ship with nearly 1,400 passengers and crew members lost engine power in heavy winds and waves near the coast of Norway on Saturday, injuring several people and prompting a painstaking, hourslong evacuation, the authorities said. The evacuation of the ship, the Viking Sky, began around 2 p.m. local time and stretched into the darkness past midnight, at which point only 180 of the 1,373 people on board had been removed, said Per Fjeld, a spokesman for Joint Rescue Coordination Centre Southern Norway, which was conducting the operation. When helicopters reached the ship, rescue personnel were lowered to remove passengers by winch one at a time. … [Read more...] about Cruise Ship Near Norway With Nearly 1,400 Passengers Is Being Evacuated
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