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Fincantieri's Ancona shipyard delivers Viking Venus

Viking Venus is the seventh in a series
Fincantieri's Ancona yard delivered Viking Venus, seventh in a class of 930-passenger, 47,800gt ships for Viking Voyages.

The ship's modern Scandinavian interior design is by London-based SMC Design and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios.

Fincantieri began its partnership with Viking in 2012 with an order for two ships. This has now stretched to a total of 20 units, including the order awarded to Vard for expedition vessels Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris, and options.

Record series

This is an all-time record, Fincantieri said, the largest number of units built by a shipbuilder for one sole shipowner.

UK naming in May

Viking Venus is scheduled to be named in the UK on May 17 before embarking on a series of cruises exclusive to vaccinated UK residents. Five of these voyages are now planned.