Viking Cruises has signed a contract to take delivery of two new ocean cruise ships, in 2024 and 2025.

They will be built by Italian firm Fincantieri, following an agreement between Viking and the shipbuilder in March 2018 for the construction of six ships.

Fincantieri and Viking started their partnership in 2012, as the cruise line entered the market for ocean-going vessels.

The most recent delivery was last month, with the 930-passenger Viking Jupiter ship – the sixth vessel built by Fincantieri.

Viking Sea, Viking Sky, Viking Sun, and Viking Orion, were handed over in 2016, 2017 and 2018 by Fincantieri’s Ancona shipbuilding yard.

Fincantieri’s Marghera shipbuilding yard delivered Viking Star in 2015.

A total of ten ships are expected to be delivered by Fincantieri between 2021 and 2027.

Viking has also ordered two expedition cruise ships, with an option for two more.

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