Viking Star Cruise Ship Outdoors

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    Exterior Views and Outdoor Decks on the Viking Star

    Viking Star in Rouen, France
    Viking Star in Rouen, France. Viking Star (c) Linda Garrison

    The exteriors and outdoor decks of the 928-guest Viking Star cruise ship of Viking Cruises are as clean and classically done as the interior decks, cabins, spa and fitness center, and dining venues. These areas are almost identical to those on the Viking Star's sister ship the Viking Sea.

    The mid-sized cruise ship has one main pool with a retractable roof, another pool at the very aft of the ship, many outdoor seating areas, a promenade that encircles the ship, an outdoor exercise circuit, miniature golf course, and plenty of places to watch a sunset or sunrise.

    Let's take a look at some of the outdoor spaces on the Viking Star.

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    Viking Star Pool Deck

    Viking Star Pool Deck
    Viking Star Pool Deck. Photo Courtesy of Viking Cruises

    Deck 7 on the Viking Star cruise ship is one of the most popular decks on the ship. It is home to the Explorers' Lounge, which occupies the forward portion of the deck; the lovely Wintergarden, which is like a lovely glass covered greenhouse; and the World Cafe, which is the Viking Star's buffet dining venue. However, even with all the indoor areas on this deck, it also is home to the main swimming pool, hot tubs, large video screen, pool grill and bar, Aquavit Terrace, and the Infinity swimming pool.

    One of the best features on the pool deck is the retractable roof, which makes the main swimming pool and pool deck accessible in both good weather and bad.

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    Viking Star Pool Deck with Roof Open

    Viking Star pool deck with roof open
    Viking Star pool deck with roof open. Viking Star (c) Linda Garrison

    The photo shows the retractable roof open over the main swimming pool on the Viking Star cruise ship.

    The next page shows the retractable roof closed.

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    Viking Star Main Pool with Roof Closed

    Viking Star Pool with Roof Closed
    Viking Star Pool with Roof Closed. Viking Star (c) Linda Garrison

    This photo and the next one show how the main swimming pool on the Viking Star looks with the retractable roof closed. The previous photo shows the roof when it is open. The Wintergarden is always covered, but gets plenty of fresh air when the roof over the rest of the pool deck is open.

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    Viking Star Main Pool with Roof Closed

    Viking Star Main Pool
    Viking Star Main Pool. Photo Courtesy of Viking Cruises

    Here's another photo of the Viking Star main pool with its roof closed. The Wintergarden is in the background of this photo.

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    Viking Star Main Pool with Roof Open

    Viking Star main pool with open roof
    Viking Star main pool with open roof. Viking Star (c) Linda Garrison

    This photo from Viking Cruises shows the retractable roof closed over the main swimming pool and the Wintergarden area on the Viking Star.

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    Viking Star Infinity Pool

    Viking Star Infinity Pool
    Viking Star Infinity Pool. Viking Star (c) Linda Garrison

    The Viking Star cruise ship has two swimming pools on deck 7--the main swimming pool, which is midship, and the Infinity Pool, which is at the far aft of the ship. Those swimming (really floating or bobbing up and down since it's too small to swim in) in the Infinity Pool have terrific views of the wake of the ship. Looking down on the swimmers, it almost looks like they will float right over the edge!

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    Viking Star Aquavit Terrace

    Viking Star Aquavit Terrace
    Viking Star Aquavit Terrace. Viking Star (c) Linda Garrison

    Those who have sailed on the Viking River Cruises' Longships will recognize the name the Aquavit Terrace. Like its namesake, the one on the Viking Star is outdoors, but this one is aft, whereas the one on the Longships is forward. Both offer great views of the surrounding sea (or river bank). The Aquavit Bar is just inside the door, aft of the World Cafe.

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    Outdoor Seating on the Viking Star

    Viking Star Outdoor Deck Area
    Viking Star Outdoor Deck Area. Viking Star (c) Linda Garrison

    Don't you love the sleek, simple design of these outdoor lounges on the Viking Star. And, they are comfortable, too.

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    Outdoor Exercise Equipment on the Viking Star

    Viking Star Outdoor Exercise Equipment
    Viking Star Outdoor Exercise Equipment. Viking Star (c) Linda Garrison

    Deck 9 forward on the Viking Star cruise ship is the Sports Deck. It features an outdoor fitness circuit, shuffleboard, miniature golf course, and walking trail. For those who like bigger circles to walk, there's also a promenade on deck 2 that is 4 laps to the mile.