New cruise ship visits Liverpool more than a year after first voyage
The Viking Venus cruise ship visits Liverpool Cruise Terminal this weekend, as part of a 15-day tour of the British Isles.
Since leaving Bergen, Norway on June 3, the liner has visited places including the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, and Belfast, before arriving in Liverpool today (Saturday). The ship is scheduled to dock between approximately 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. to allow passengers a choice of excursions in the city and the wider region.
After the stopover in Liverpool today, the one-way journey will continue to Holyhead, Dublin and Dover, before ending at London-Tilbury.
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The Viking Venus is one of the newest ocean-going vessels in cruise operator Viking’s ocean-going fleet of identical sister ships. The naming ceremony took place in May 2021 and the liner made the maiden voyage to Liverpool a few days later, just as the cruise industry was beginning to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic.
Classified by Cruise Critic as “small ships”, Viking’s ocean-going vessels have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 cabins that can accommodate 930 guests. The ships feature all cabins with verandas, Scandinavian design, light-filled public areas and plenty of al fresco dining options. Due to their more compact size, the ships can dock where larger ships cannot.
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