Viking Venus delivered, readies for UK debut

Italian shipyard Fincantieri hands-over seventh in class ocean ship to Viking

Viking has taken delivery of the company’s newest ocean ship, Viking Venus, at a delivery ceremony at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Ancona, Italy.

Viking Venus is the seventh ship in her class and will now make her way to the United Kingdom, where she will be officially named on 17 May 2021 by her ceremonial godmother British journalist and broadcaster, Anne Diamond.

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“We are especially proud to welcome our newest ship to the fleet this year. Many of us have stayed close to home for months, so this is an especially important milestone as we begin to get back out into the world again,” said Torstein Hagen, Chairman of Viking. “We look forward to celebrating the naming of Viking Venus by her esteemed godmother, Anne Diamond – and to welcoming our UK guests back on board next month.”

The 47,800-tonne ship has a capacity of 930 passengers in 465 cabins and suites.

Viking recently announced it would restart operations with a collection of new itineraries in England, Bermuda and Iceland beginning in May 2021. All guests sailing on Viking’s Welcome Back voyages must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Lead image credit: Fincantieri

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