The new units will be sisters of the four 930-berth, 47,800gt Viking ships previously delivered by Fincantieri. Like them, they’ll accommodate all passengers in veranda staterooms.
Also on the books for Viking are newbuilds Viking Orion, due in July 2018, and an unnamed sister in March 2019.
No prices were disclosed, but Seatrade’s order book has estimated $308m for the 2018 and 2019 units.
Viking Ocean Cruises’ first ship was Viking Star from Fincantieri’s Marghera yard in 2015. Then, following from Ancona, were Viking Sea in 2016 and Viking Sky and Viking Sun in 2017.