Viking takes delivery of fourth ocean ship
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Viking® has announced that it has taken delivery of Viking Sun®, the company’s fourth ocean ship.
The delivery ceremony took place this morning when the ship was presented at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.
On October 4, Viking Sun will set sail from Venice, making its way through the Adriatic and Ionian Seas on her maiden voyage. In early November, the ship will cross the Atlantic to sail Autumn itineraries. On December 15, the ship will embark on Viking’s first-ever World Cruise.
Over the course of 141 days, it will visit 35 countries and 66 ports, before the itinerary ends in London on 5 May 2018.
In 2019, the vessel will continue to sail the globe on the recently-announced second World Cruise, which spans 128-days, five continents, 21 countries and 44 ports with 10 port overnights.
“As we celebrate two decades of helping guests travel the world in comfort, this year also marks one of significant growth. We are pleased that with the delivery of Viking Sun we now have four small ships, each carrying only 930 guests,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “With the continued expansion of our offerings, we look forward to bringing guests to more destinations around the world and introducing them to the Viking way of exploration.”
Viking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 staterooms that can accommodate 930 guests. The all-veranda Viking Sun is the newest addition to the cruise line’s ocean fleet, which also includes Viking Star®, Viking Sea® and Viking Sky®.