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Fincantieri delivers Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sky

Tue 31 Jan 2017 by Rebecca Moore

Fincantieri delivers Viking Ocean Cruises’ <i>Viking Sky</i>
Viking Ocean Cruises’ Viking Sea (pictured) will be joined by Viking Sky, which has been delivered by Fincantieri (credit: Viking Ocean Cruises)

Viking Sky ꟷ the third of six cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri ꟷ has been delivered at the shipyard in Ancona.

The Viking Ocean Cruises’ units are all built to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including ‘safe return to port’. Furthermore, Fincantieri said that “they feature the most advanced technologies for energy saving and for meeting the strictest environmental regulations with energy-efficient engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system”.     

A statement by Fincantieri said: “The ship has been designed by experienced naval architects and engineers, including an interior design team of London-based SMC Design, and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios, who gave Viking Sky a modern design with Scandinavian inspiration, featuring sophisticated elegance. In addition to the all-veranda staterooms, the ship also has spacious suites with sweeping views, two pools, and a spa designed according to the wellness philosophy of the Scandinavian tradition, with a sauna and a snow grotto.”

The first of the series, Viking Star, was built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in spring 2015, the second, Viking Sea, took to the sea from the shipyard in Ancona at the beginning of 2016, while Viking Sun, the fourth unit launched in the same yard a month ago, will enter service in autumn 2017. The last two units will be delivered respectively in 2018 and 2019.  

Viking Sky has a gross tonnage of 47,800 tonnes, 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers, with a total capacity of more than 1,400 people including the crew.