Viking orders two new cruise ships from Fincantieri

The 998-passenger vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2028 and 2029

Viking orders two new cruise ships from Fincantieri


Viking Star is one of 20 ships built by Fincantieri for Viking since their partnership began in 2012

By Laura Hyde |

Viking has ordered two new cruise ships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri to be delivered in 2028 and 2029. 

According to Fincantieri, which has built 20 ocean, river and expedition ships for Viking since 2012, the new vessels will accommodate 998 passengers in 499 cabins. The ships will have features that have been successful on Viking’s existing vessels, including eco-friendly fuel systems and sustainable zero-emission power generation systems. The ships will be built according to the latest environmental and navigation regulations and will be equipped with modern safety systems. 

“This order further cements our relationship with Viking and establishes Fincantieri as the partner of choice for shipowners looking to build vessels fit for both current and future energy sources,” said Pierroberto Folgiero, CEO and managing director of Fincantieri. “Together, Fincantieri and Viking are leading the shipping industry in the path to net zero. With this contract, Fincantieri confirms its strong order pipeline and its reputation as a long-term partner of excellence within the cruise sector, as stated in our 2023-2027 Industrial Plan.” 

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