Keel Laid for Viking’s 6th Ocean Ship

By ,   October 19, 2017 ,   Cruise Industry

The keel laying for the 6th of 8 ocean ships Viking Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri Italy, took place on Wednesday, October 18, at the shipyard in Ancona.

Ship's first building block is about 11 m (36 ft) long, 28.8 m (94.5 ft) wide and weighs about 380 tons.

The newbuild, scheduled for delivery in 2019, will be positioned in the small cruise ship segment. Just like its sister ships, the ship will have a GT of around 47,800 tons and 473 cabins able to accommodate 946 passengers.

Viking Star cruise ship

Viking Star, the first of the series, has been built at Marghera shipyard and delivered in March 2015. The 2nd, the 3rd and the 4th, Viking Sea, Viking Sky and Viking Sun were delivered from the shipyard in Ancona during 2016-2017, where a few weeks ago the 5th unit, Viking Orion, has been launched and scheduled for delivery in 2018.

The last 3 units, including the one whose keel was laid yesterday, will be ready in 2019, 2021 and 2022.