Viking has agreed to deal with Fincantieri Shipyard to build six new ocean ships, bringing the ship’s ocean fleet to sixteen. The agreement with the Italian manufacturer for the new vessels would increase the ship’s ocean fleet to 16 if all the options are taken up. Viking has revealed the six additional ships will be delivered between 2024 and 2027 and that the agreement is subject to “specific conditions”. The announcement comes ahead of Viking officially naming its fourth ocean ship, Viking Sun, on March 8th in Shanghai. The ocean fleet will welcome two more ships in the next two years,...Read More...
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8 Jan, 2018
Viking Ocean Cruises, whilst celebrating their first ever cruise stop in Los Angeles, announced that their sixth ocean cruise ship will be called Viking Jupiter and will debut in early 2019. Viking Sun stopped in Los Angeles last week which marked the cruise line’s first visit to the city; the ship is currently sailing Viking’s sold-out 141-day World Cruise from Miami to London. Viking Jupiter will be with guests by February 2019 and the 930-guest sister ship will sail the line’s most popular itineraries in Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, as well as two new itineraries in South America:...Read More...
18 Dec, 2017
Viking Ocean Cruises has just revealed to fans that there will be four more ocean cruise ships built, bringing the fleet to ten. The announcement from Fincantieri has further solidified Viking’s position as the largest small ship cruise line. In April this year, Viking announced the construction of two cruise ships, the seventh and eight for Viking, along with an option for two additional ships. The option for the two additional ships has now become a reality and will be the first of these four ships; one will be delivered in 2021, followed by two in 2022 and the...Read More...
8 Nov, 2017
Viking River Cruises has just revealed it will be adding active choices on several European itineraries in 2018 and 2019, including canoeing, biking and electronic-biking tours. Among the new excursions are wetlands canoeing on the Elbe, Danube (near Vienna), Moselle and Normandy (on a tributary of the Seine) rivers, as well as bike and e-bike tours in Austria’s Wachau Valley and around the windmills of Kinderdijk. In the Black Forest, one tour will allow passengers to bike through vineyards, then visit a home for coffee and cake. The active excursions will have an extra fee and Viking will not...Read More...
27 Oct, 2017
Viking has just released information that they have placed an order for seven river cruise ships that will debut in 2019. The new order includes six 190-passenger Viking Longships which will sail the brand’s itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers. The smaller, seventh vessel, hosting 106 passengers, will be designed specifically for the company’s Portugal’s River of Gold itinerary and therefore cruise down Portugal’s Douro River. Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking, said: “We knew there was an opportunity to do things differently when we started 20 years ago. In the last two decades, we have led the industry...Read More...
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