March 30, 2018 – Sailing into Šibenik is no easy feat
A couple of days ago, the cruise ship Viking Sky sailed into the Dalmatian city of Šibenik. Not the most groundbreaking of news, I know, but here’s the catch: once a ship has made its way through the Šibenik archipelago to the city’s waters, it has to face the last leg of the voyage, St. Anthony Channel.
The channel is 2 kilometres long, and its width varies from 140 to 220 metres. Now imagine Viking Sky – which is 228 metres long, by the way – trying to maneuver its way through the passage before it safely reaches the port.
A photographer from Šibenik names Boris Stanić captured the occasion on video and shared the footage on Facebook. Take a look at the sailing mammoth gliding through the narrow channel like it’s no problem at all:
The cruise ship was built only last year and is worth $400 million. Its passengers have two swimming pools at their disposal, along with a fitness centre, various restaurants and bars, a winter garden, sports facilities, theatre and cinema halls, and numerous shops.
On this very occasion, the ship brought 910 passengers who took a tour of Šibenik and visited Krka National Park. Viking Sky will drop by for another visit on April 2.