Viking Ocean Cruises’ third ship to sail maiden voyage next month

Viking Ocean Cruises’ third ship to sail maiden voyage next month

LOS ANGELES — Viking Ocean Cruises recently took delivery of its third ship, Viking Sky, which will set sail on her maiden voyage Feb. 25 from Rome through the Mediterranean.

After sailing spring itineraries throughout the Western and Eastern Mediterranean, Viking Sky will officially be christened in Norway on June 22 in Tromsø. She will then continue her maiden season with sailings in Scandinavia and the Baltic before crossing the Atlantic in September to the Americas and the Caribbean.

“In the past two years, we have been encouraged by the overwhelmingly positive response our first two ocean ships have generated among our guests and travel industry partners. Today we mark an important milestone in welcoming the third ship to our fleet. By the end of 2017 – our 20th year in business – we will also welcome our fourth ship, doubling our fleet in less than a year,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking Cruises. “With our fast-growing fleet and innovative design, we look forward to introducing even more experienced travelers to The Viking Way of destination-focused itineraries in the years to come.”

Viking Sky is an all-veranda small ship and sister to the recently launched Viking Star and Viking Sea.

Viking’s ocean ships have a gross tonnage of 47,800 tons, 465 staterooms and accommodates 930 guests. In November 2017, Viking will also welcome Viking Sun, which will sail the company’s first-ever World Cruise, spanning 141 days, five continents, 35 countries and 66 ports. Viking Spirit will join the fleet in 2018 and will sail itineraries in Australia, Asia and Alaska. A sixth, yet-to-be-named ship will be delivered in 2019 and will mark Viking as the largest small ship ocean cruise line.