December 3, 2021


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Viking to Operate Special Sailings This May for U.K. Residents

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Viking announced Tuesday that it will restart constrained operations in May perhaps with three specific sailings alongside the coastline of England. Obtainable solely for U.K. residents, the new 8-day ocean itinerary, “England’s Scenic Shores,” will sail roundtrip from Portsmouth, with departures on Might 22, May 29 and June 5, 2021.

Company on the “England’s Scenic Shores” itinerary will be among the first to sail on board Viking’s latest ocean ship, Viking Venus, which will be sent in April. Pre-registration for the voyage is at present open up only to Viking’s earlier friends more aspects about the voyages will be released—and reservations will be accessible to all U.K. residents—in due course, the cruise line explained. 

Viking states the update about the formal restart was triggered mainly because the U.K. government recently signaled that it would let the resumption of domestic cruises starting in Might 2021. All other previously scheduled Viking sailings by means of May possibly 31, 2021 stay cancelled.

“We welcome the U.K. government’s assistance for the return of safe domestic cruises as an essential element in the travel industry’s recovery,” stated Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, in a press assertion.

He included: “We are in a place to restart operations rapidly and to begin sailing all over again in May possibly since we have retained our ships crewed all through heat lay-up through the past 12 months. We have been implementing our additional protocols, like everyday swift and effortless non-invasive saliva PCR assessments for our crew, for almost six months now.”

Individuals who sail these new voyages will also knowledge Viking’s wellness and security method. The “Viking Overall health & Protection Plan” was designed in partnership with an global group of health-related advisors, which include Raquel C. Bono, M.D., Viking’s main wellness officer. Using a total-scale laboratory mounted on just about every Viking ocean ship, all guests and crew will receive daily brief and uncomplicated non-invasive saliva PCR checks. New air purification know-how has also been installed on all Viking ships. And supplemental health checks, sanitization and physical distancing measures will provide more protection for Viking company and crew at all points of the journey.

The cruise line also announced that it will title its new ship, Viking Venus, in the U.K. on Could 17.


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