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Editor in chief: Angelo Scorza
14/05/18 09:32

Fincantieri launched the sixth Viking

The Jupiter floated out at the Ancona shipyard

Viking Jupiter, the sixth ocean cruiseship which Fincantieri is building for Viking Cruises, was floated out at the shipyard in Ancona, driving the vessel to its delivery, scheduled in 2019.

The coin ceremony was attended by Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking, while Fincantieri was represented by Giovanni Stecconi, director of the shipyard.

The unit will have a 47,800  GT and 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers.

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’ and feature the most advanced technologies for energy saving and for meeting the strictest environmental regulations with energy-efficient engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system. 

The first ship, Viking Star was built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in 2015. The other units Viking Sea, Viking Sky and Viking Sun, which joined the fleet in 2016 and 2017, were all built at the Ancona yard, as the fifth ship, Viking Orion, which will be completed in a few weeks. Left 10 units will be made between 2019 and 2027; recently Fincantieri’s subsidiary Vard signed a letter of intent for the construction of 2 special cruise vessels to be built in its Norwegian yards.





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