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 ocean fleet will welcome two more ships in the next two years, including Viking Orion in June 2018.
Viking Orion will carry just 930 guests on itineraries such as Italian Sojourn (Rome to Venice), Passage to India (Athens to Mumbai), Across the Bay of Bengal (Mumbai to Bangkok), and Komodo and the Australian Coast (Bali to Sydney).
Ten additional ships are now on order for delivery starting in 2021, which will bring the ocean fleet to 16 vessels by 2027.
Viking chairman, Torstein Hagen, stated the latest ship order from the line was in response to the positive feedback the line had from its passengers and the industry itself.
He said: “As we continue to expand our brand, we look forward to bringing guests to more destinations around the world and introducing them to the Viking way of exploration.”
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