The new cruise ship of Fincantieri for the Viking Cruises was delivered today at the Ancona shipyard “Viking Venus“.
The unit is positioned in the market segment of small units, in fact, like the twin units, it has a gross tonnage of approximately 47,800 tons, will be equipped with 465 cabins and will be able to accommodate 930 passengers on board.
The ship, 7th in class, was designed by established naval architects and engineers, including an interior design team from SMC Design, based in London, and Rottet Studios , based in Los Angeles, who contributed to the project “ Viking Venus ” a Scandinavian style inspiration. In addition to the cabins all with verandas, the ship features spacious suites with large views, two swimming pools, including an infinity pool at the stern, numerous options for alfresco dining and a spa designed according to the Scandinavian wellness tradition, with a snow cave.
Viking ships are built according to the most recent navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the ” safe return to port “. They are also equipped with high efficiency engines, hydrodynamics and optimized hull with consequent reduction in consumption and systems that reduce exhaust gas pollution to a minimum and meet the strictest environmental regulations.
Fincantieri started its relationship with Viking in 2012 , trusting the shipping company that was entering the oceanic cruise market as a start-up . From the first order of two ships, today the collaboration has reached 20 units in total, including the two special cruise ships ordered from Vard, “Viking Octantis” and “Viking Polaris”, and options. This is an absolute record, the largest number of units for a builder on behalf of a single owner.
The first of the series, “Viking Star”, was built in the Marghera shipyard and delivered in 2015. The following units, “Viking Sea”, “Viking Sky”, “Viking Sun”, “Viking Orion” and “Viking Jupiter” , delivered between 2016 and 2019, were built in Ancona. Another 9 vessels, including those in option, will set sail from the Italian plants in the coming years.