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Viking Ocean orders six more ships

Fossil wrote:

There are 8 new ships this year, 9 next year, 7 in 2020 and 9 in 2021. Wonder how they are going to fill the cabins.

As far as I am aware I am the only ‘active’ member on the forum who has actually sailed on a Viking Ocean cruise ship and perhaps can shed a little light on this thread…

The first point I would make is that Viking Ocean, as with their river cruising business, are not in the mass market budget sector of the cruise industry and offer a more specialised quality product.

They, like a number of other high end brands, offer their passengers a more refined cruising experience which of course comes at a price…

It is a market that is seeing graded expansion with new ships not just for Viking but Seabourn, Regent Seven Seas and Silver Seas.

Last Edited by Solent_Richard at 22 Mar 10:12

In a nutshell @Barrowman it means that Viking will need to find an extra 6,000 passengers at least every 14 days!!!!!
The cruise industry with their extra 33 new ships over the next 4 years will need to find in the region of an extra 66,000 passengers every 7-14 days working on an average of 2,000 passengers per ship but as we all know, new ships being ordered by the major company accommodate up to 6,000 passengers. The future will be interesting to say the least.

London

They are certainly going to have a very impressive fleet of ships by 2027…..

Bedford

There are 8 new ships this year, 9 next year, 7 in 2020 and 9 in 2021. Wonder how they are going to fill the cabins.

London

Fincantieri and Viking Ocean Cruises have announced that they entered an agreement for six further ocean ships, which would lead to a total number of 16 930-guest ships for Viking by 2027.

Delivery dates are 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, and subject to specific conditions, according to a statement.

Fincantieri and Viking said they will develop an “advanced project based on the successful characteristics of the previous ships, updated and revisited in line with the latest technologies available on the market.”

from CIN

Bedford
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