The size of the Viking Ocean Cruise fleet will increase as the cruise line has ordered another two more ships from Fincantieri.
It has been revealed that the two additional ships will both accommodate 930 passengers as they will be sister ships. They will be joining the Viking fleet in 2021 and 2022, taking the total fleet size up to 8 ships.
There are very strong signs of rapid growth for Viking Ocean Cruises as the company also has the option to add another two more ships on top of the two mentioned above. By 2020, Viking will have a leading market share of 23.9% in the luxury ocean industry; this statistic is based on a per berth basis as stated by Cruise Industry News.
The CEO of Fincantieri, Giuseppe Bono, commented: “As worldwide river cruise leader, Viking decided to enter the ocean cruise segment through a startup together with Fincantieri as shipbuilder, achieving a huge success. We, therefore, consider this agreement a great strategic and commercial result, which allows us to further strengthen our already excellent partnership with Viking Ocean Cruises.”
The Chairman of Viking Cruises, Torstein Hagen, also stated: “Once only known for being the leading river cruise line, we are now equally known for upscale, inclusive ocean cruise experiences. As we celebrate our 20th year of operation in 2017, we are pleased to continue innovating and to introduce even more guests to The Viking Way of exploration.”
With further expansion plans in place, we are very excited to witness the growth of this dynamic cruise line over the next few years. For the very best fares and expert advice on all Viking voyages, please contact The Sovereign Cruise Club for more information.