Viking Venus, the newest ocean cruise ship which Fincantieri has built for Viking, has been delivered today at the shipyard in Ancona. As her sister ships, Viking Venus is about 47,800 tons, 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers.
Viking Venus, the seventh ship of this class, 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 the Viking Venus a modern design of Scandinavian inspiration, characterized by sophisticated yet functional elegance.
In addition to the all-veranda staterooms, the ship also has spacious suites with sweeping views, two pools including one infinity pool off the stern, abundant options for al fresco dining, and a spa designed according to the wellness philosophy of the Scandinavian tradition, with a sauna and a snow grotto.
Viking Venus will now make her way to the United Kingdom, where she will be officially named on May 17, 2021 by her ceremonial godmother, Anne Diamond, the esteemed British journalist and broadcaster.
The Viking units are all built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “safe return to port”. They also feature energy-efficient engines, optimized hydrodynamics and hull thereby reducing consumption, as well as systems which minimize pollution produced by exhaust gases, meeting the strictest environmental regulations.
Fincantieri started its partnership with Viking in 2012, trusting the shipowner who was entering the ocean cruise market as a start-up. Today, the cooperation which first began with an order for two ships, has reached a total of 20 units, including the order awarded to Vard for two expedition cruise ships, Viking Octantis and Viking Polaris, and the options. This is an all-time record, the largest number of units built by a shipbuilder for one sole shipowner.
The first of the series, Viking Star, has been built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in 2015. The other units – Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, Viking Orion and Viking Jupiter – were handed over between 2016 and 2019 and were all built at the Ancona yard. Other 9 units, options included, will take to the sea from the Group’s Italian yards in the next years.
Fincantieri recently started dry dock construction of Viking Mars. The keel laying of the eighth ocean cruise ship for Viking took place at the shipyard in Ancona. The vessel will be delivered in 2022. You can read more about it here.