The 7th ocean cruise ship which Fincantieri is building for Viking Ocean Cruises (shipowner) - MS Viking Venus - was floated out on Thursday, June 11, at Fincantieri's shipyard in Ancona Italy. The newbuild's delivery is planned for 2021.
MS Viking Venus is the 7th in a series of 10x identical vessels at shipbuilding cost of EUR 340 million (USD 400 million) per unit. In 2017, with 5 already built sisterships, Viking Ocean planned a fleet-expansion with scheduled deliveries of Orion (2018), Jupiter (2019), Tellus (2021), Venus (2021), Octanis (2021) and Polaris (2022).
All Viking Ocean liners were built according to the latest maritime navigation regulations and equipped with the latest marine safety systems, including “safe return to port”. The ships also implement some of the maritime industry’s latest technologies, including energy-saving hybrid engines (diesel generators and gas turbines), optimized hulls, and bulbous bows for max fuel efficiency.
Ship design features the common for Viking River Cruises longships solar panels (installed on the Magradome pool cover) additionally minimizing exhaust pollution.