Prelude to a Viking Christening
Aaron Saunders, Live Voyage Reports
Saturday, May 17, 2015
The excitement in the air is almost overwhelming here in Bergen, Norway, and it was noticeable even before I stepped out of the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel Bergen this morning. Not only is it Norwegian Constitution Day here in Norway, but we’re just hours away from the christening of Viking Cruises’ first-ever oceangoing cruise ship, the gorgeous Viking Star.
We’re time-jumping in our Voyage Report just a little bit here, but I noticed something this morning from the top of Mount Fløyen that, if it’s coincidental, is one of the most profound accidents to happen on this voyage that began for me in Greenwich, London on Tuesday, when I embarked Viking Star.