Viking Ocean Cruises took delivery of Viking Sea, its second ship, on Thursday at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. Viking Sea will be officially christened on May 5 on London’s Thames River, then spend her maiden season sailing itineraries in Scandinavia and the Baltic, as well as the Mediterranean.
The line — a younger sister to Viking River Cruises — said its third ship, Viking Sky, reached a milestone in its construction earlier in the week when it was “floated out” of its construction dock and touched water for the first time. Viking Sky is scheduled for delivery in early 2017.
Viking has ordered three more oceangoing ships, to be delivered by 2020. Viking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons and accommodate 930 passengers.