The 930-passenger cruise ship, Viking Venus, has been handed over to Viking Ocean Cruises at Fincantieri’s Ancona shipyard. The seventh ship in the 16-ship series, with options, continues the cruise line’s long association with the Italian shipbuilder.
The ships have energy-efficient engines, optimised hull lines and hydrodynamics to minimise fuel consumption, and systems to cut pollution from exhaust gases, the company said. The 430 cabins and suites on board the Viking Venus all have verandas; the vessel offers a range of dining options, two swimming pools and a health spa.
Fincantieri has a total of eleven more Viking Cruises ships, with options, on its order book. These include two expedition cruise vessels, with options, ordered by the Swiss-based cruise line at Vard. The Viking Venus joins sister vessels Viking Star, the first ship in the series built at Fincantieri’s Marghera shipyard in 2015, and the Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, Viking Orion and Viking Jupiter, all handed over between 2016 and 2019.
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