The keel laying ceremony for the sixth of eight ocean cruise ships Viking has ordered from Fincantieri, took place today at the shipyard in Ancona.
The first building block of the ship is about 11 meters long, 28.8 wide and weighs about 380 tons.
The unit, whose delivery is scheduled in 2019, will be placed in the small cruise ship segment. As its sister ships, it will have a gross tonnage of about 47,800 tons, 473 cabins with accommodation for 946 passengers, with a total capacity of over 1,400 people, including the crew.
The first of the series, Viking Star, has been built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in March 2015. The second, the third and the fourth, Viking Sea, Viking Sky and Viking Sun took the sea from the shipyard in Ancona in 2016 and in 2017, where a few weeks ago Viking Orion, the fifth unit, has been launched with delivery scheduled in 2018. The last three units, including the one whose first building block was laid today, will be ready respectively in 2019, 2021 and 2022.