The new build cruise ships will be similar to the six cruise ships which Viking Ocean Cruises have already ordered. The first of the six ships entered service in 2015, whilst the fourth, fifth and sixth are still yet to be launched.
Torstein Hagen, Chairman, Viking Cruises, said: “Our guests and the industry have spoken, and they love the ocean ships that we have built with Fincantieri. We set out to bring the destination back to cruising, and the cruising public has responded. These additional ships are needed to meet the demand we are experiencing.”
In 2017 Viking Cruises are celebrating its 20th year of operation. Viking Cruises was once only known for river cruises but by 2021 will have eight ocean cruise ships in the Viking Ocean Cruises fleet.