Viking Sea, as its sister ships, is placed in the small cruise ship segment. In fact, with a gross tonnage of about 47,800 tons, it has 465 cabins with accommodation for 930 passengers, with a total capacity of over 1,400 people, including the crew.
The ship’s interior was designed by a team from London-based SMC Design, and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios. In addition to the all-veranda staterooms, the ship has spacious suites with sweeping views, two pools, of which one Infinity Pool off the stern, and a Spa designed according to the wellness philosophy of the Scandinavian tradition, with a sauna and a snow grotto.
The Viking Ocean Cruises units are all built according to the latest navigation regulations and equipped with the most modern safety systems, including the “Safe return to port”, the shipbuilder said. Furthermore, they feature advanced technologies for energy saving and for meeting the strictest environmental regulations with energy-efficient hybrid engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system.
The first of the series, Viking Star, has been built and delivered in spring 2015 from the shipyard in Marghera, while Viking Sky, recently launched in Ancona, is scheduled for delivery in February 2017.
Fincantieri has built 71 cruise ships since 1990 (of which 47 from 2002) and other 13 ships are currently being designed or built in the group’s yards.