Saturday,  July 2, 2022  12:32 am

Viking Ocean Cruises welcomes third ship

Viking Ocean Cruises welcomes third ship

Viking Ocean Cruises has announced that it has taken delivery of Viking Sky, the company’s third ship. The delivery ceremony took place when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

Viking Sky is a sister ship to Viking Star and Viking Sea, which launched in 2015 and 2016 respectively.

“In the past two years, we have been encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response our first two ocean ships have generated among our guests and travel industry partners. Today we mark an important milestone in welcoming the third ship to our fleet. By the end of 2017 – our 20th year in business – we will also welcome our fourth ship, doubling our fleet in less than a year,” said Viking Cruises Chairman Torstein Hagen. “With our fast-growing fleet and innovative design, we look forward to introducing even more experienced travelers to The Viking Way of destination-focused itineraries in the years to come.”

Viking Sky will set sail from Rome’s port at Civitavecchia on Feb. 25, and will make its way on its maiden voyage through the Mediterranean. After sailing spring itineraries throughout the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, Viking Sky will make her way to officially be christened under Norway’s ‘midnight sun’ on June 22 in Tromsø, a nod to the company’s Norwegian heritage. The ship will sail itineraries in Scandinavia and the Baltic before crossing the Atlantic in September en route to the Americas and the Caribbean.