Viking Ships Return to the Americas, Episode 19 On Board the Viking Star

Viking Cruises, the popular river cruise company recently launched itself into the ocean liner industry and, the Viking Star, just christened in 2015 is now in the Americas entertaining a Caribbean cruise itinerary from its base in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

the living room inside the Viking Star when docked in New York City

The photo of Lady Liberty Looking at the Viking Star arriving in NYC displayed in the living room on the ship

After its historic voyage, following the footsteps (or really the wake) of famous viking explore Leif Erikson to the Americas over 1000 years ago, the Viking Star made way to New York City for a four day passage at sea to its new home in Puerto Rico. I boarded in New York and experienced (and enjoyed) my first ever Viking Cruise and captured my thoughts in this month’s podcast. Listen in and enjoy.


Staying Adventurous Podcast Show Notes.

Stay Adventurous Platform Links

the Viking Sunrise and Sunset at Sea
My Viking Star Experience, Days at Sea via  the Stay Adventurous YouTube channel
#Stay_Viking (notice the underscore) images via  @StayAdventurous on instagram
All the Staying Adventurous Podcast episodes. Subscribe or write a review on iTunes > here

Interviewed Links, and Travelers Mentioned

Interview with Ben Souza of, he shares 360 Degree Photo Tour of the Viking Star
Matt Long of
Travel with Val from NY1 discusses the luxurious Viking Star bathroom
Chris Owen of Chris Cruises highlightViking Tweaked for the Caribbean

Viking Cruise Links

the Viking Star, the ship.
Viking Star’s current Caribbean Itinerary

Staying adventurous, Craig

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  • The World Wanderer

    You know I love Viking and after trying out their river cruise in May, I’d love to check out the ocean cruise in 2017. I loved following your trip and as always love the podcast. Maybe we can cruise together again one of these days!!

    • craig zabransky

      There is certainly a LOT to love about Viking….. glad you loved the journey and podcast… appreciate the sentiment. I hope to sample or rather experience the river cruise at some point… Maybe 2017, and hopefully 2017 for our next adventure too… Stay adventurous, Craig

  • charlesmccool

    Sweet. I have done 2 Viking cruises (one river and one Mediterranean Sea) in Europe. I bet the North America voyages will be very popular.

    • craig zabransky

      Excellent… after my (too short) ocean experience, I’d really like to take a river cruise with them in Europe…. Viking clearly offers a quality product, I suspect they well stay popular, Craig