Viking Star, Ocean Cruise Ship


Following a successful liaison with Viking Cruises on designing the lighting for their European based riv

er cruise ships, dpa were asked to work with Viking and their design team on an ocean going cruise ship, the first in a new venture for them.

Design work for the new ship commenced over 3 years ago and working closely with SMC Design and Rottet Studio, dpa designed the lighting for all passenger accessible areas on the ship.

Apart from some Low Voltage Tungsten Halogen downlights in the Spa, LED light sources have been used throughout the Staterooms and Public Areas, resulting in a significant saving in energy and a greatly reduced maintenance programme for the crew engineers.

All Public Areas have been designed with lighting control providing dimming for the light sources. This has enabled the Scandinavian themed interiors to be as visually enriched during the night as they appear during the day.

Client: Viking Cruises
Interior Design: SMC Design and Rottet Studio