Deputy Premier and Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs, the Hon. Walter H. Roban JP MP today led a delegation that greeted the Italian-flagged Viking Sun, on its inaugural cruise to Bermuda, arriving in Hamilton from the Azores.
The ship just built this year, spent the day in port (Tuesday) and continues an 11-night cruise originating in Lisbon and ending in Miami. The port agent is Meyer Agencies.
Viking Cruises Ltd was incorporated in Bermuda nearly two decades ago. With growing global operations, Viking currently operates over 65 ships, has around 4500 employees and will host over 300,000 passengers in 2017.
The Viking Sun set sail from Venice October 4, making her way through the Adriatic and Ionian Seas on her maiden voyage.
The ship is now crossing the Atlantic to sail fall itineraries, and on December 15, she will embark on Viking’s first-ever world cruise, arriving in Bermuda on Christmas Eve.
Over the course of 141 days, Viking Sun will journey around the world, visiting 35 countries and 66 ports, before the itinerary ends in London on May 5, 2018.
In 2019, Viking Sun will continue to sail the globe on the recently-announced second world cruise, which spans 128-days, five continents, 21 countries and 44 ports with 10 port overnights.