Viking Star - Stuck in TallinnThe Viking Star cruise ship operated by Viking Ocean Cruises is stuck in port in Tallinn, Estonia. 

A person contacted us and wishes to keep her name anonymous.

The cruise ship lost power in an engine three days ago. Passengers are reportedly getting restless. Some of them are complaining that their 14 day cruise has been delayed and they have missed ports of call in Germany and Poland.

The crew and guests have not been told anything specific about what the problem is, only that the ship is "waiting for a part to arrive." The ship will remain in Tallinn until at least August 4th, although the passengers have reportedly been told that they can get off of the cruise ship and end their cruise vacation.  I have not been told what type of financial restitution has been offered, if any, by the cruise line.

The Viking Star is a new ship which has been in service since April of this year. It is an embarassment to sustain a major engine problem so soon. It was built at the Fincantieri shipyard. It has a capacity of 930 passengers and 600 crew.

We received a photo of the Viking Star in port in Tallinn, photographed in front of a Celebrity ship. 

August 2, 2015 Update: Cruise cancelled.  Read the comments from passengers on the cruise ship. 

Local newspapers are reporting on the cruise cancellation.  A newspaper in Estonia mentioned the incident as well as a nerwspaper in Bergens (Norway). 


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