Viking Ocean Cruises is a recent entrant in to the cruise market and has ordered 6 brand new ships to support this venture. Back in 2015 the first of their ships, the MV Viking Star, paid a visit to London on her way to being christened in Norway.
On 5th May 2016 the 2nd ship in the fleet, the MV Viking Sea, arrived in London and headed to Greenwich where she was to christened.
Whilst officially classed as a small cruise ship she can carry 990 passengers and is an impressive site as she makes her way up the river dwarfing the other vessels.
As she sailed up the Thames she was greeted at the Thames Barrier by a water cannon salute from a tug.
A short video clip of Viking Sea at the Thames Barrier.
On the evening of 5th May 2016 she had her naming ceremony and this was followed by a firework display.
Viking Sea has now departed London and is pictured here passing through the Thames Barrier with the assistance of two tugs.
This video shows her heading down the Thames and includes her exchanging nautical greetings with the Woolwich Ferry.
More pictures of her arrival can be seen here.