Published on : Wednesday, November 1, 2017
This cruise company is now growing by leaps and bounds, with companies regularly announcing the upcoming launch of new ships.
But none can compete with the epic efforts of Viking Cruise line, which is adding two new ships to its fleet in 2018, another ship in 2019 and seven new river boats.
Viking Cruise is currently operates a fleet of 62 vessels throughout the world.
Within 2019, Viking will operate six 930-passenger ocean cruise ships and will cruise the itineraries in Scandinavia and the Baltic Seas, the western and eastern Mediterranean, Asia, Australia, North America and the Caribbean Islands.
The upcoming additions to its fleet include the Viking Ra, which will launch next March, sailing on the Nile River in Egypt; and the Viking Orion, which will become the company’s fifth ocean ship when it launches next summer.
Viking will spend its maiden year sailing itineraries in the Mediterranean Seas, before sailing to Asia, Australia and then Alaska.
In 2019, Viking has also some plans to launch seven new river ships.
Six of these will be the standard river ships of Viking, call long ships, which will sail itineraries on the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers.
The additional vessels of Viking Cruise will be smaller and is being designed specifically for Portugal’s Douro River. With the addition of the new river ships, Viking will function a fleet of 69 river vessels.
Also scheduled to launch in 2019 is the line’s sixth ocean-going ship, which has just had its keel-laying ceremony at Fincantieri shipyard in Ancona, Italy. The yet-to-be named ship is the sixth of eight sister ships Viking has ordered from Fincantieri.
Founded in the year 1997, Viking Cruise is now celebrating its 20th anniversary in the midst of the profits and earnings and the commencing of the new ship journeys.