Viking has announced that its seventh ocean ship will be named Viking Venus, which will launch in early 2021.
The new 930-passenger ship will spend her inaugural season cruising to popular regions in Scandinavia and Northern Europe, including British Isles, Northern Lights and Midnight Sun itineraries.
Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking, said: “The spirit of exploration is at the heart of everything we do. We have always drawn inspiration from the original Viking explorers, who were the first to use the stars and constellations for long-distance navigation. Many elements on board our ships honour those Viking explorers, and we are proud to host our guests on itineraries that sail some of those historic trading routes. I am pleased to announce that Viking Venus will join our fleet in 2021, allowing us the ability to introduce even more travellers to the Viking way of exploration.”
The small-ship luxury cruise line will also expand its cruise itineraries in the Mediterranean. Five new cruises include visits to Istanbul and a new eight-night cruise will visit Athens and Istanbul with overnight stays in both cities.
Viking Ocean Cruises is the largest small-ship cruise line. Following the launch of Viking Venus is 2021 the cruise line to also launch a further 11 ships between 2021 and 2027.