Viking took delivery of Viking Sun, the company’s fourth ocean ship, on Monday.
The delivery ceremony took place at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The all-veranda Viking Sun joins Viking Star, Viking Sea and Viking Sky. Viking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, with 465 staterooms and capacity for 930 guests. They have a total capacity of over 1,400 people, including the crew.
Viking will welcome two more sister ships in the next two years, and by 2019 it will be the largest small ship ocean cruise line. Two additional ships are also on order for delivery in 2021 and 2022.
On October 4, Viking Sun will set sail from Venice, making her way through the Adriatic and Ionian Seas on her maiden voyage. In early November, she will cross the Atlantic to sail fall itineraries, and on December 15, she will embark on Viking’s first-ever world cruise. Over the course of 141 days, Viking Sun will journey around the world, visiting 35 countries and 66 ports, before the itinerary ends in London on May 5, 2018. In 2019, Viking Sun will continue to sail the globe on the recently-announced second world cruise, which spans 128-days, five continents, 21 countries and 44 ports with 10 port overnights.