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Costa Smeralda, A Tribute To Italy

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Genoa, May 4, 2018 – During the 25th “Protagonisti del Mare” event, Costa Cruises presented an innovative virtual reality preview of Costa Smeralda, the new flagship currently under construction at the Meyer shipyard in Turku, Finland.

Costa Smeralda will be an authentic tribute to Italy, and will offer a unique travel experience inspired by the style, the hospitality and the warmth of the “Belpaese”. Its debut is scheduled for 20 October 2019, with a 15-day vernissage cruise from Hamburg to Savona. Then, on 3 November 2019, still in Savona, the grand celebrations for the naming of Costa Smeralda will begin.

The Costa flagship will be at the cutting edge of environmental care: it will be the first cruise on the global market to be powered both in port and at sea by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the cleanest fossil fuel in the world.

In 2018 we are celebrating our 70th anniversary, but as we always have, we are constantly looking towards the future, to innovate and to constantly improve. This is why I am particularly delighted to unveil a preview of our new flagship, Costa Smeralda, a next-generation ship that will bring even more opportunities to take new target guests on cruises, offering them an unforgettable holiday experience,” commented Neil Palomba, President of Costa Cruises“With this ship, we wanted to celebrate our country once again: from its design to the food and wine, everything on board Costa Smeralda will reflect the best of Italy, a country that has always been a byword for hospitality and quality around the world.”  

AN ITALIAN-STYLE, NEXT GENERATION FLAGSHIP

Costa Smeralda will pay tribute to Italy, and to the things that people around the world love it and appreciate it for. The tribute begins with the ship’s name that recalls one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Sardinia (Emerald Coast), as well as the names of the decks and public areas, each one of which is dedicated to famous places and squares of Italy. From Palermo (deck 4), to Trieste (deck 20), Costa Smeralda will take its guests on a veritable tour of Italy, with lots of areas devoted to fun, flavours and festivity.

The heart” of the new flagship will be the Colosseo, an area in the middle of the ship with three levels, where the best shows are put on. The bright screens on the walls and on the dome will have a new story to tell in each port of call and at all times of the day, from dawn to sunset. The square will be lined with all the main themed lounge bars, where guests can enjoy a glass of Ferrari sparkling wine or a Campari, admiring the sea through the large glass walls.

Piazza di Spagna, on the other hand, will be a large stairway on three decks facing astern. It will be the ideal place for entertaining guests of all ages, with an open-air balcony on the top deck that has a glass floor that gives you the impression of flying over the sea. At the ship’s bow, Trastevere will be another piazza where guests can relax, chat and enjoy the experience of bars like the Venice-style Il Bacaro and the Gelateria Amarillo (Ice Cream Parlour), shops and musical entertainment all in one area. Another spectacular panoramic view point will be the Passeggiata Volare walkway), which will reach the highest point of the ship, 65 metres up.

The new Costa Cruises flagship will have lots more surprises and exciting new things in store that will make it different from the other ships in the fleet, starting with its very own onboard museum: the CoDe  – Costa Design Museum will be curated by Matteo Vercelloni. The 400m2 museum will be dedicated to the excellence of Italian design and will feature many of the names that have contributed to the ship’s construction and its success.

The ship will not only be a feast for the eyes, but a feast for the taste buds too: Costa Smeralda will have eleven restaurants, including the Teppanyaki, the PummidOro Pizzeria, the family restaurant Tutti a tavola, which will also offer many entertainment activities, and the Laboratorio del Gusto (Taste Lab) where guests can enjoy making their dinner before dining. There will be plenty of bars for guests to relax and enjoy a drink in, like the Ferrari Spumante Spazio Bollicine, the Aperol Spritz Bar on outside decks, the elegant Campari Bar, and many more besides. The Nutella Café will also be a great place to explore.

Of course, Costa Smeralda would not be complete without one of the jewels in Costa Cruises’ crown: its spa, with a beauty salon, hammam, thalassotherapy pool, 16 treatment rooms, and snow, salt and relaxation rooms. Guests who want to relax and enjoy the sun can use the four swimming pools, including one pool with a roof and two kids pools, and one reserved swimming pool deck. People who want to stay in shape on holiday can use the gym and multi-sports pitch with sea view. The gym will display the most innovative Technogym equipment, for a truly unique and engaging experience. And the fun continues at the water park with its slides, at the theatre, disco, casino, jazz club piano bar and games room and in the special kids areas.

THE ROOMS

The comfortable and elegant rooms too exude Italian taste and style. They have been designed by the Milan-based studio Dordoni Architetti and decorated with the colours and the geometric patterns of the city that each deck is named after, making the interiors welcoming and bright. The new category of rooms with a terrace over the sea” feature a splendid annex where guests can have breakfast, sip on an aperitif, or simply enjoy the sound of the waves. There will be a total of 2,612 guest rooms on board Costa Smeralda, comprising 28 suites, 106 rooms with terrace, 1,522 rooms with balcony, 168 outside rooms and 788 inside rooms.

ITALIAN MANUFACTURERS

 In order to provide a genuinely “Made in Italy” design experience, Costa Smeralda furniture, lighting, fabrics and accessories have been selected in collaboration with prestigious Italian companies like Molteni&C (sofas and seats), Roda (balcony furniture), Flos (decorative lights), Dedar and Rubelli (fabrics and upholstery). These brands form part of a team of fifteen renowned Italian suppliers, which includes companies like KartellPoltrona Frau and Alessi

ITINERARIES

Costa Smeralda’s 15-day vernissage cruise will set off on 20 October 2019 from Hamburg to Savona. The itinerary will include two-day stops in some of Europe’s most interesting cities from a historic and cultural point of view, like Hamburg, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Barcelona and Marseille. On 4 November 2019 the 6-day inaugural cruise will begin, departing from Savona and calling at Barcelona, Marseille and Civitavecchia. Costa Smeralda will continue to sail in the Western Mediterranean until April 2020, on one-week cruises calling at Savona, Marseille, Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Civitavecchia and La Spezia.

FINCANTIERI DELIVERS “SEABOURN OVATION” IN SESTRI

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Trieste, April 27, 2018 – “Seabourn Ovation”, the second ultra-luxury cruise ship, which Fincantieri has built for Seabourn Cruise Line, a brand of the Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest cruise ship operator, was delivered today at Fincantieri’s shipyard in Sestri (Genoa).

Among the participants of the ceremony, welcomed by the CEO of Fincantieri, Giuseppe Bono:  Giovanni TotiGovernor of Liguria, Marco Bucci, Mayor of the city of Genoa, Micky Arison, Chairman of Carnival Corporation, and Richard D. MeadowsPresident of Seabourn Cruise Line.

“Seabourn Ovation”, as its sister ship “Seabourn Encore”which took the sea from Fincantieri’s  shipyard in Marghera (Venice) at the end of 2016, was built according to the standards and cutting-edge technical solutions that make Seabourn one of the most prestigious brands in the ultra-luxury segment, continuing the fleet modernization started in 2009.

The unit is 40,350 gross tons, 210 metres long and 28 metres wide and is able to reach a cruising speed of 18.6 knots. It carries up to 600 guests in 300 all-oceanfront suites featuring a private veranda. Every guest will therefore receive an extraordinary level of treatment and personalized service, with a nearly one-to-one staff-to-guest ratio.

“Seabourn Ovation” is a particularly innovative project, focused on energy optimisation and minimum environmental impact. The ship was built using the very latest technologies, whose standards exceed the requirements of the relevant regulation.

Richard D. MeadowsPresident of Seabourn Cruise Line, stated: We are pleased to take delivery of Seabourn Ovation, offering yet another reason for luxury travelers to choose us for their next holiday. It has been an incredible journey to see the ship come to life, and the Fincantieri team has done a fantastic job in the construction of the ship. The combination of Adam Tihany’s design vision and Fincantieri’s fine craftsmanship have resulted in yet another stunning creation. We are very proud to welcome her to the Seabourn family”.

Giuseppe BonoCEO of Fincantieri, commented: “Completing such a ship with this level of luxury and complexity is not always an assuming result, and therefore we are very proud of it. Furthermore, for us it is an even more remarkable industrial achievement if we consider that it is the second delivery within a few weeks and that other two units will take the sea from our yards in the coming two months. Four cruise ships belonging to different kind of market segments, for three different ship owners: no other shipbuilding group can provide such references and our goal is to further grow and improve”.

“Seabourn Ovation” will begin her maiden season with an 11-day inaugural voyage departing May 5 from Venice to Barcelona. The vessel will be officially christened at a ceremony in Valletta, Malta on May 11. The international actresses and singer, Elaine Paige, will be the godmother and officially name the ship during the celebration.

Fincantieri has built 82 cruise ships since 1990 (59 from 2002), 65 of which for Carnival’s different brands, while other 44, including agreements, are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards, 9 of which for the shipowners of the American group.

Queen Latifah Named Godmother Of Carnival Cruise Line’s Newest Ship, Carnival Horizon

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MIAMI, March 1, 2018 /Queen Latifah – Grammy award-winning musical artist, acclaimed television and film actress, label president, author and entrepreneur – has been named the godmother to Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon.

Latifah will participate in the ship’s official naming ceremony as well as a special “Lip Sync Battle: Horizon” showcase that is part of the line’s authentic shipboard reproduction of the hit Paramount Network series.  The event will be held during an invitation-only overnight gala onboard Carnival Horizon in New York City on May 23, 2018.

Currently starring in the FOX series “STAR,” Latifah is an incredible talent earning an Oscar nomination, a Golden Globe nomination and a SAG Award nomination for her portrayal as Mama Morton in Chicago. She also received an Emmy nomination, a Golden Globe win and a SAG Award win for performances in both “Life Support” and “Bessie,” an HBO biopic on the legendary jazz artist Bessie Smith as well as accolades for her performance as the title character in NBC’s The Wiz Live!

The first hip-hop artist to be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Latifah has earned six Grammy nominations and a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rap Performance.  Her production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, has quickly grown to prominence, producing award-winning television shows, blockbuster hits and independent films for a variety of Hollywood studios.

“With her fun-loving spirit and positive, can-do attitude, Queen Latifah embodies our brand and knows how to ‘Choose Fun’ in everything she does,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “Knowing that she is a long-time supporter of St. Jude and has performed and won ‘Lip Sync Battle’ made her the ideal candidate to serve as godmother to our newest ship,” she added.

“Carnival is an iconic American brand and it’s an honor to be named godmother of Carnival Horizon and take part in the event on May 23, honoring the special children of St. Jude – a cause that is very near and dear to my heart,” said Latifah.

The May 23 gala will recognize long-time Carnival partner St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a check presentation from funds raised via various activities and events, both on board and ashore, leading up to the event. Additionally, Carnival will unveil special custom-designed artwork created by more than 30 St. Jude patients that will appear on the Carnival Horizon’s “Dreamscape,” a stunning three-deck-high LED sculpture that takes center stage in the ship’s atrium.

Following the event, Carnival Horizon begins her summer schedule from New York that runs through September followed by the launch year-round Caribbean cruises from Miami later that month.

As the line’s newest ship, Carnival Horizon will introduce a number of one-of-a-kind innovations, including Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse with BBQ favorites created by Food Network star Guy Fieri in addition to the first Dr. Seuss-themed water park, part of the line’s exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, the groundbreaking bike-ride-in-the-sky attraction called SkyRide, an IMAX Theatre, and more.

A wide range of accommodations will also be offered, including spa cabins with exclusive privileges at the luxurious Cloud 9 Spa, extra-roomy staterooms in Family Harbor, and tropics-inspired Havana staterooms and suites with exclusive daytime access to a Cuban-themed bar and pool.

Norwegian Cruise Line celebrates first construction milestone for newest ship

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Norwegian Cruise Line marked the start of construction for its newest ship. Named Norwegian Encore, Norwegian’s latest addition to its young, modern fleet will sail The Caribbean from Miami seasonally beginning fall 2019.

“Norwegian Encore will be the fourth ship in the successful Breakaway Plus class of Norwegian Cruise Line,” says Christian Böll, Managing Director Europe at Norwegian Cruise Line. “Like all ships in our fleet, our newest one will have an excellent entertainment program, a variety of dining options and surprising on-board activities our guests can look forward to.”

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings and MEYER WERFT executives gathered at the MEYER WERFT Laser Center in Papenburg, Germany and cut the first plate of steel, marking the ceremonial start of construction of Norwegian Encore, which is due for delivery on October 31, 2019. “We are excited to start production for Norwegian Encore and to create another floating destination for Norwegian Cruise Line”, said Stephan Schmees, Executive Board Member Project Management Ships, MEYER WERFT.

Norwegian Encore will be the seventeenth ship in the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet and the line’s fourth and final ship in the Breakaway Plus Class, the most successful Class in the brand’s history. At approximately 167,800 gross tons and accommodating 4,000 guests, Norwegian Encore will sail weekly seven-day Caribbean cruises each Sunday from PortMiami, offering guests the superior service, world-class entertainment, signature dining and onboard experiences that Norwegian Cruise Line is known for around the globe. The ship will be available for reservations in March 2018.

DFDS: BALTIC ROUTES TO BE STRENGTHENED BY INVESTMENT IN TWO NEW SHIPS

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The Baltic region is expected to continue to grow and prosper in the future. DFDS’ six ferry routes in the Baltic Sea combine people, businesses and nations across the region forming a vital part of the region’s infrastructure and transport solutions.

To improve our ability to support the growth of our freight customers and offer the best possible travel experience for passengers, two combined freight and passenger new buildings (ro-pax) have today been ordered for delivery in Q1 and Q3 2021 respectively.

“This investment reflects our commitment to and belief in a continued strong development in the Baltic region. The new ships will enable us to improve service levels for all our customers and improve the efficiency of the route network, also environmentally,” says Niels Smedegaard, CEO.

The ships are designed to each carry 4,500 lane metres of freight and passenger vehicles as well as 600 passengers.

The two ships will be built by Guangzhou Shipyard International Co, Ltd. at their Nansha Yard in China.

Both ships are planned to be deployed on one of the routes connecting Lithuania with either Sweden or Germany. The deployment in 2021 is planned to be a catalyst for a reallocation of ships in the Baltic route network ultimately increasing the network’s total freight capacity by around 30%.

The ships are built to the newest, environmental standard offering the lowest possible consumption and emissions. Scrubbers will also be installed on the ships.

Investment outlook increased for 2018
The investment in the two ships totals around DKK 1.8bn to be paid during the period from ordering to delivery in 2021. Around 10% is paid in connection with the ordering of the ships while more than half of the payment is due on delivery.

DFDS’ investment outlook for 2018 is increased to DKK 1.3bn from previously DKK 1.1bn following the new order.

Carnival Corporation orders new ship for P&O Cruises

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The new ship for P&O Cruises is scheduled for delivery in 2022. The 180,000 GRT ship will operate 100% with LNG.

MEYER WERFT and the cruising and leisure travel company Carnival Corporation (USA) have signed a contract for delivery of one additional cruise ship powered 100% by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). This new ship will be integrated in the fleet of the British cruising company P&O Cruises in 2022. The first ship of this type will be delivered to P&O Cruises in 2020.

“We are looking forward to build this innovative ship at our yards in Papenburg and Rostock (Warnemünde) continuing our long term partnership with Carnival Corporation”, says Tim Meyer, Managing Director of MEYER WERFT. “Due to our long term order book, we are constantly looking for Experts, especially for our Engineering and IT Departments.”

Shipbuilding is a highly competitive market which offers job perspectives for different specialists. The order book of MEYER WERFT reaches until 2023 und thus gives employees a long term perspective for the future.

Rostock based NEPTUN WERFT with its 550 employees will build and deliver large floating engine room units for these ships. These units include the main engine rooms and the LNG tank compartment with all associated equipment, systems and outfitting.

The new ships for P&O Cruises will be rated with more than 180,000 GT and have capacity for 5,200 passengers each. In the framework of the Green Cruising concept, the ships will be among the first cruise ships to run 100% on LNG, which makes them very environmentally friendly.

 

Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier for Yamal LNG Project Named Vladimir Rusanov – New Milestone with MOL’s 1st Vessel for World’s First Ice-Breaking LNG Carrier Project

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TOKYO-Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today announced that on December 21, a naming ceremony for an ice-breaking LNG carrier, which was jointly ordered by MOL and China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited (China COSCO Shipping), was held at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME).

As a crowd of VIPs and personnel related to the project looked on, the newbuilding vessel was named the “Vladimir Rusanov” by Ms. Veronika Makeeva of PAO Novatek, the major shareholder of the Yamal LNG project. The name is derived from Russian Arctic explorer and geologist. The Vladimir Rusanov is the first of three newbuilding vessels for MOL and China COSCO Shipping’s fleets in the Yamal LNG Project(*1). The vessel is slated to go into service at the end of March 2018, following delivery at the end of December and ice trials (ice-breaking sea trials) in Arctic waters.

The Vladimir Rusanov and its sister ships will have independent ice-breaking capabilities enabling them to sail in seas with ice up to 2.1m thick. The vessels will transport LNG from the Yamal LNG plant at Sabetta on Russia’s Yamal Peninsula to worldwide LNG markets throughout the year. They will also be able to sail on the Arctic Sea Route to transport LNG to East Asia via the Bering Strait during the summer months. They are expected to make major contributions from various aspects such as improvement of LNG transport efficiency, establishment of a new transport route, and further reduction of CO2 emissions by shortening sailing distances.

MOL has allocated engineers to DSME to ensure safety and quality during the construction of these high-quality vessels, which are the world’s first ice-breaking LNG carriers, and promoted the project under a cooperative relationship with China COSCO Shipping.

In addition, MOL has carefully prepared a ship management system for operation in the Arctic Ocean, through special training of seafarers at Russian training institutes as well as training onboard ice-breakers and module carriers in operation in the Arctic.

Furthermore, along with its partner China COSCO Shipping, MOL has had the long-term charter contract for four conventional LNG carriers serving the Yamal LNG project, which MOL signed (*2) based on the trusting relationships with Russian and Chinese partners. The conventional vessels serving the project will be launched from 2019 to 2020.

MOL works continuously to accumulate the most advanced know-how and resources of Arctic Ocean operations throughout this project, and further develops high-quality ocean transport services in response to the needs of global customer.

(1) Length : 299.0 m
(2) Breadth : 50.00 m
(3) Draft : 12.00 m (at ice sea sailing)
(4) LNG tank : Membrane type
(5) Cargo tank capacity : 172,000 m3
(6) Ice class/Specification : RMRS ARC7/Special specifications for Arctic environment
(7) Ice-break sailing capabilities : Icebreaker bow structure; 3-axis POD propeller aft structure
Max. ice breaking capacity: 2.1 m (when going astern)
(8) Shipyard : Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.
(9) Ship management company : Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
(10) Ownership : Ownership: MOL 50% / China COSCO Shipping 50%

(*1) For details, please refer to the press release on July 9, 2014:
MOL signs Ship Building Contracts with DSME for ice class carriers

(*2) For details, please refer to the press release on November 2, 2017:
MOL and China COSCO Shipping Jointly Own 4 LNG Carriers for Russia Yamal LNG Project

Three Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ships to undergo multi-million pound refits

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Three of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ ships will undergo multi-million pound refits this winter – in preparation for the start of the 2018/19 cruise season.

Two of Fred. Olsen ships – Braemar and Balmoral – will be refurbished before Christmas with the third, Boudicca, upgraded in March 2018. Black Watch, benefitted from extensive improvement work at the end of last year.

Mike Rodwell, Managing Director of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We are very proud of our smaller, classic cruise ships and we recognise the importance of investing in ongoing upgrades to ensure that our guests can continue to enjoy them at their best. The refreshed Black Watch has been very well received by both new and existing guests so we are delighted that the rest of the fleet will also benefit.”

The schedule for the Fred. Olsen ships includes: upgrading the existing public areas, creating new facilities – such as a new restaurants and gelato bar on Balmoral, a new dining room on Boudicca, a new buffet restaurant on Braemar – and cabin enhancements across the fleet.

The 929-guest ship Braemar will set sail from Southampton to Hamburg on 23rd November 2017 for a nine-day dry dock at the Blohm+Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany. Her first sailing after the refit will be a 16-night M1730 ‘Voyage to the Caribbean’ cruise from Southampton on 5th December 2017.

Fred. Olsen’s flagship Balmoral, will arrive in Hamburg on 10th December 2017 for a nine-day dry dock, before the 1,350 guest-ship departs on a 16-night L1728 ‘Canaries Christmas & Funchal Fireworks’ sailing from Southampton on 21stDecember 2017.

The 880-guest ship Boudicca will undergo a more extensive 13-day refurbishment in spring 2018, entering dry dock on 16thMarch 2018, before leaving from Dover on 29th March 2018 on a five-night D1804 ‘Mystery Cruise’.

In 2018/19 Fred. Olsen’s fleet of four smaller, more intimate cruise ships will be visiting no fewer than 228 destinations in 73 countries around the globe, covering 91 areas of scenic cruising, from the UK departure ports of Southampton, Dover, Liverpool, Newcastle and Edinburgh (Rosyth).

To find out more about Blohm+Voss, go to www.blohmvoss.com

Stena Line announces a new ferry route on the Baltic Sea

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The demand for freight capacity in the Baltic Sea has been growing steadily over the last number of years and Stena Line is supporting this growth through investing in a new route from Poland to Sweden, Gdynia-Nynäshamn, which will commence operations from October 16th 2017 with six trips a week.

“This is another important step where we are seeing a strong demand from our customers and also where we are building for the future. We will continue to develop our business in line with customer and market demands and the new route will be an important complement to our existing Baltic Sea routes”, says Stena Line’s CEO Niclas Mårtensson.

Stena Line has been operating the route from Gdynia to Karlskrona for over 20 years.

“We have been exploring the possibility over a period of time of improving our offering for our customers with an additional freight connection. Demand for freight capacity both from Poland and Sweden is showing continued growth and the routes over the Baltic Sea are an important part of the infrastructure connecting Central Europe with Scandinavia and have immense potential for development. This will now give us one very strong transportation hub in Gdynia, one in Nynäshamn and one in Karlskrona”, says Marek Kiersnowski, Trade Director Baltic Sea South.

The new route will operate its first sailing on the 16th October and will be operated by the chartered RoRo vessel Elisabeth Russ which is a freight only ferry carrying a mix of, trucks with drivers, trailers and containers. The ship will operate 3 round trips from Gdynia and Nynäshamn with a sailing time of 18 hours.

Facts about Elisabeth Russ 
Sailing time between Gdynia-Nynäshamn: 18 hours
Length: 153 metres
Width: 21 metres
Load capacity: 1625 lane metres

“VIKING SUN” DELIVERED IN ANCONA

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Trieste, September 25, 2017 – “Viking Sun”, the fourth of eight cruise ships Viking Ocean Cruises has ordered from Fincantieri, has been delivered today at the shipyard in Ancona.

“Viking Sun”, 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 has been designed by experienced naval architects and engineers, including an interior design team of London-based SMC Design, and Los Angeles-based Rottet Studios, who transferred on “Viking Sun” a modern design of Scandinavian inspiration, featuring sophisticated elegance but functional, at the mean time. In addition to the all-veranda staterooms, the ship also 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”. Furthermore, they feature the most advanced technologies for energy saving and for meeting the strictest environmental regulations with energy-efficient engines and an exhaust gas cleaning system.

The first of the series, “Viking Star”, has been built at the shipyard in Marghera and delivered in 2015, the second and the third, “Viking Sea” and “Viking Sky”, took the sea from the shipyard in Ancona in 2016 and 2017. The last four units will be delivered respectively in 2018, 2019, 2021 and 2022.

Fincantieri has built 79 cruise ships from 1990 to today (56 from 2002), while other 32 are currently being designed or built in the Group’s yards.

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