Viking launched newest cruise ship in Italy
On 11 June 2020, Viking Venus, the seventh ocean cruise ship built for shipowner Viking by Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri, was floated out at the Ancona shipyard.
The newbuilding will be placed within the segment of small cruise ships. It will have a gross tonnage of around 47,800 tons as its sister ships, and 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers.
Ancona shipyard at Fincantieri held a steel cutting ceremony for Viking Venus in March 2019.
“As the world continues its path to recovery from COVID-19, we remain focused on the future and with strong bookings for 2021 and the enthusiasm of our guests, we are optimistic about what is to come,” said Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking.
The vessel will have 465 staterooms and will have an expansive Viking living room, Explorers' Lounge, library, fitness center, snow grotto, spa, sauna and several dining places including the Chef's Table, Manfredi's Italian Restaurant and Private Dining.
Fincantieri started its partnership with Viking back in 2012, which was joining the ocean cruise business as a startup. Today, the partnership has reached a total of 20 units including the order for two adventure cruise ships and the options awarded to Vard.
Maritime Business World