The Viking Venus is the first cruise ship to leave Liverpool in 2021. She left today and was filmed on Crosby beach by Jenny Robinson.
Watch the video by Jenny Robinson here...
On Saturday, May 22, the Viking Venus departed from Portsmouth for the first of five roundtrip Welcome Back sailings in England. Over eight days, the voyages came to Liverpool, then onto the Isles of Scilly, Falmouth and Portland.
Viking Venus is the newest vessel to join Viking’s ocean fleet of five other ‘small ships’, as classified by Cruise Critic. With 465 rooms to accommodate 930 guests, the ships have outdoor dining options and Scandinavian design touchpoints.
To protect against Covid-19, all ships are fitted with new air purification technology. Frequent PCR tests will be available and physical distancing measures will be taken on each cruise.
“When we became the first cruise line to suspend operations in March 2020, we certainly did not know it would be 14 months before guests would be welcomed back on board.” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking. “Now, we are among the first to set sail again – and with our industry-leading health and safety protocols in place, we believe there is no safer way to travel the world than on a Viking voyage.”