Viking Ocean Cruises has signed an agreement with Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard to build two more ships, with an option for two more. The first two ships are expected to enter service in 2021 and 2022 and will grow the Viking Ocean fleet to a total of eight.
The ships will be built as sister ships to the ones that make up the current Viking Ocean fleet—Viking Sea, Viking Star and Viking Sky. They will carry 930 passengers in 465 balcony cabins with the same design as previous orders.
A fourth ship, Viking Sun, launches later in 2017. Two other ships, Viking Spirit and a yet-to-be-named ocean vessel, are expected to debut in 2018 and 2020.
Viking launched its first ocean ship, Viking Star in 2015. All the ships feature all-veranda staterooms, a covered pool and an infinity pool, Viking’s LivNordic Spa and multiple dining choices, including The Restaurant, the World Café and the Chef’s Table. Guests receive complimentary beer and wine, Wi-Fi, self-service laundry and 24-hour room service.