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Viking Cruises has added two more ocean-going ships to its plans, and will now grow to at least eight vessels as another two 930-passengers were ordered on Tuesday from Fincantieri. There is also an option for two more ships.
The newbuilds will be sister ships to the six already ordered and will enter Viking fleet in 2021 and 2022, respectively.
The final contracts will become effective upon the fulfilment of financing and other customary closing conditions, said Fincantieri.
Viking is forecasted to have a dominant market share of the luxury ocean industry in 2020 of 23.9% (on a per berth basis according to Cruise Industry News). The additional vessels will add to this statistic….