Viking Sun delivered at Fincantieri’s Ancona yard

Viking Sun pictured in December 2016 during the launching ceremony in Ancona Viking Sun pictured in December 2016 during the launching ceremony in Ancona

Viking Sun, the fourth of eight ships Viking Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, was delivered today at the Ancona yard.

The 47,800gt Viking Sun, like its three sister ships already in service, has 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers, with a total capacity of over 1,400 people, including the crew.

The interior design team includes London-based SMC Design and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios.

Viking Sun's maiden voyage through the Adriatic and Ionian seas is set for Oct. 4 from Venice. In early November the ship will cross the Atlantic for the Americas, and then in December embark on Viking's first world cruise, a 141-day journey from Miami to London via 35 countries and 66 ports. As recently announced, the ship will operate a second world cruise in 2019.

'We are pleased that with the delivery of Viking Sun we now have four small ships, each carrying only 930 guests,' Viking chairman Torstein Hagen said. 'With the continued expansion of our offerings, we look forward to bringing guests to more destinations around the world and introducing them to the Viking way of exploration.”

First in the series, Viking Star, was built in Marghera and delivered in 2015, the second and the third, Viking Sea and Viking Sky, were delivered by Ancona in 2016 and 2017. The last four units will be delivered in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022.

Fincantieri has built 79 cruise ships since 1990, while other 32 are currently being designed or built in the group’s yards.


Posted 25 September 2017

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