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23 May 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:38 GMT+2

March 4, 2019

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Fincantieri signature the contracts for the first two of the six destined cruise ships to Viking

They will be delivered in 2024 and 2025

In the within of the agreement for six new ships announced a year ago(on 7 March 2018), Fincantieri and Viking have signed contracts for the first two ships, that they will be delivered in 2024 and 2025.

Remembering that the current oceanic fleet of Viking comprises ships that exclusively arrange of cabins porch, with a tonnage of about 47.800 tons and an ability to accommodate 930 passengers in 465 cabins, Fincantieri has specified that for the construction of the new units it will develop, together with the society owner of a shipping company, a project evolven, based on the characteristics of success of the ships precedence, second updated and which revisited the most recent technologies available on the market.

Remembering moreover that the relationship with Viking goes back to 2012 when to society owner of a shipping company had made own income in the market of the oceanic cruises as start up(on 19 April and 12 July 2012), Fincantieri has evidenced that from the first order of two ships today the collaboration has reached the 20 units in total, included two special cruise ships ordered to the controlled Vard and the options. Draft - it has emphasized the Italian navalmeccanico group - of an absolute record, the greater number of unit for a constructor on behalf of a single shipowner.

Before the series, Viking Star, it is realized in the ship yard of Marghera and delivered in 2015. The next units, Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun and Viking Orion, delivered in 2016, 2017 and 2018, are constructed to Ancona, so as Viking Jupiter, entrance in the fleet of the shipowner in February. Others 10 units, included those as an option, will take to the sea from the Italian plants between 2021 and 2027. Moreover Vard, with Fincantieri, is being specialized also in the construction of type unit expedition. In such context two as an option have acquired the order from Viking for two special cruise ships more others that they will be realized in the yards of the group.

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