Fincantieri delivers Viking Orion
The fifth cruiseship built for Hagen’s growing fleet was completed in the Ancona shipyard
Viking Orion, the fifth cruise ship which Fincantieri has built for Viking, has been delivered at the shipyard in Ancona. As its elder sisterships, she is in the small cruise ship segment, with a size of 47,800 GT and 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers.
The ship 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 her 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, of which one Infinity Pool off the stern, and a Spa designed according to the wellness philosophy of the Scandinavian tradition, with a sauna and a snow grotto.
Viking Orion's planned itineraries include journeys in the Middle East, Australia, New Zealand, Asia and Alaska. Viking Cruises, parent company of Viking River Cruises and Viking Ocean Cruises, has a river fleet that includes over 60 vessels.
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”; also they feature high efficiency engines, hydro-dynamically optimized streamlined hull and bow for maximum fuel efficiency and equipment that minimizes exhaust pollution and meets the strictest environmental regulations.
The first of the series Viking Star was built at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Marghera and delivered in 2015, while Viking Sea (2016), Viking Sky (2017) and Viking Sun (2017) were all built at the Ancona yard, as is the sixth ship Viking Jupiter, floated out just a few weeks ago. Ten more units will take to the sea from the Italian yards between 2019 and 2027.