5th and 6th Viking Cruises Ships Contracted

Fincantieri announces two more Viking Cruises newbuilds due for delivery in 2018 and 2020.

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Two more 47,800 gt, 930-passenger ships will be built by Fincantieri for Viking Cruises according to a press release issued today from the Italian shipyard. These are in addition to the critically acclaimed 2015-built VIKING STAR and the scheduled-for-2016-and-2017 VIKING SEA and VIKING SKY, plus a fourth vessel that has been optioned.

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MV VIKING STAR at Bergen in May of 2015. Photo and copyright Peter Knego.

Fincantieri will render the exterior design and construction of each vessel while the interior design will be handled by Los Angeles-based Rottet Studio and London-based SMC Design.

Peter Knego

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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