Not Vikings of the axe wielding variety but ships belonging to the Viking Ocean Cruises company which started operations in 2015. This year London was visited by all three of the ships that make up its current fleet of ocean going cruise liners.
Of the three ships the Viking Sky was making it’s visit visit to the Thames and as with the other ships it spent a few days moored at the Greenwich Ship Tier.
Officially classified as “Small Cruise Ships” they are still a tight squeeze through the Thames Barrier and have to moor at Greenwich.
Carrying 930 guests they have an overall length of 745 feet, a beam of 95 feet and a draft of 21 feet and the gross tonnage being almost 48000 tonnes.
A fourth ship, the Viking Spirit, is due to enter the fleet in 2018 and hopefully will pay a visit to the Thames next summer – further ships are also planned.
More pictures of the ships on their various visits to the Thames can be seen here.