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A Star is Born: Viking Cruises Celebrates the Launch of the World's Newest Luxury Ship

Marking the first new cruise ship line to launch in a decade, Viking Ocean Cruises has just christened its first ship, the 930-passenger Viking Star. The ceremony was held in the ship’s homeport of Bergen, Norway as part of a citywide celebration for Norwegian Constitution Day. The gala event was heralded by parades, parties and a public concert in the harbor that was attended by a jubilant crowd of 20,000, including the mayor of Bergen Trude Drevland who served as ceremonial godmother for the christening.

Vicki Arkoff

Based in Los Angeles, Vicki Arkoff is Contributor for JustLuxe, reporting on travel, entertainment, and luxury goods and experiences. She is Editor at Large for The Awesomer, Rides & Drives, Pursuitist and Technabob, and reports for Atlas Obscura, Connect, The Daily Meal, Day Spa Magazine, Lonely Planet, Prevue, WestJet Magazine, Where Guestbook, Where Traveler Magazine, Baltimore Sun, Bing News, ...(Read More)