Viking Ocean Doubles Its Order

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Four’s the charm with Viking Ocean’s expanded cruise ship order.

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Rendering of the MV VIKING STAR, Viking Ocean’s first of four intended cruise ships. Courtesy of Viking Cruises.

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Viking Cruises is enjoying one of the most rapid expansions of any cruise line in recent history. With fourteen new Viking River Cruises’ longships coming on line in 2014, the line has also signed an agreement with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyards for another two 930-passenger cruise ships, rounding up its forthcoming Viking Ocean fleet to four.

The first Viking Ocean vessel, the 47,800 gt Viking Star, is scheduled for May 2015, with her as-yet-unnamed sisters to follow 2016 and 2017.

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Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the www.midshipcentury.com website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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